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Panel At CUGH Meeting Discusses Global Health News Reporting

GlobalPost: How do journalists and policy analysts choose what to cover in global health? Marissa Miley, deputy editor of global health for special reports at GlobalPost Miley summarizes a panel discussion called “How the Media Chooses Global Health Stories” held on Monday at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health…

Campaign Urges Leaders To Include Reproductive Health, Rights In Development Agenda

Huffington Post: ‘I Decide’: A Campaign Calling on World Leaders to Put Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the Heart of Global Development Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation “…We think it is time to break the cycle of poverty. We think it is time…

Power Africa Initiative Should Take China’s Model To Next Level

Devex: Power Africa: Taking China’s model to the next level Rebecca Regan-Sachs, communications manager at AMGlobal Consulting, and Evan Roe, research associate at AMGlobal Consulting “…Whether Power Africa is ultimately a floodlight or a flickering candle will come down to sustainability — creating energy not just in the power lines,…

NGO Official Examines Effectiveness Of U.S. Aid In Post-Earthquake Haiti

Devex: 4 myths about U.S. aid to Haiti Rhett Gurian, senior vice president of Chemonics International’s Haiti and West Africa Division “Few areas of international aid have attracted as much criticism in the United States as post-earthquake Haiti. Four years since the earthquake killed thousands of people and displaced millions,…

WHO’s Declaration Of Polio Emergency Should Be Call To Action

Two opinion pieces address the WHO’s recent declaration of polio as a global public health emergency. Huffington Post: Polio Emergency Signals Risk But Also Resolve John Lange, senior fellow for global health diplomacy at the United Nations Foundation “…Taking into account both the progress we’ve made and the very serious…

U.S. Investments ‘Powerful’ For Ending AIDS Worldwide

Houston Chronicle: Gayle: Progress continues in fight against AIDS Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE and a board member of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…The U.S. response [to HIV/AIDS], though tragically slow, did eventually turn a corner, with profound results both here and…

Electrification Can Help Curb Deaths From Indoor Air Pollution

Forbes: The World’s Biggest Environmental Killer: Indoor Air Pollution Bjorn Lomborg, director of Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School “Political heavyweights such as Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon name climate change the ‘defining issue of our times’ and ‘perhaps the…

Government R&D Funding Invaluable To Finding Disease Cures

Washington Post: Eradication of hepatitis C on the horizon Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post columnist “It’s an easy and reliable applause line for budget cutters to find some basic medical research and complain that it’s a complete waste of money, especially if those dollars are put up by taxpayers, as they…

IPPF Campaign Urges Public Support For Access To Reproductive Health Services

EurActiv: Why sexual and reproductive rights can’t be taken for granted Michael Cashman, Labour member of the European Parliament “…The organizers of ‘One Of Us’ argue that they believe in human dignity. But they are calling for the E.U. to halt all funding to NGOs which provide maternal health services,…

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