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Africans, Leaders Can Create ‘Better Future’ For African Continent

Washington Post: Africa is on the rise, and we need to help make sure it continues John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state “The best untold story of the last decade may be the story of Africa. … HIV infections are down nearly 40 percent in sub-Saharan Africa and malaria deaths…

U.S. Congress Should Increase Funding For International TB Programs, Drug Research

Cleveland.com: Funding for tuberculosis programs on chopping block Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS Educational Fund “A new drug regimen for tuberculosis — a global epidemic that kills about 1.3 million people each year — has the potential to cut treatment times and costs dramatically. … With U.S. government funding…

U.S. Should Invest More In African AIDS Efforts

The Nation: The Campaign Against AIDS in Africa Is Saving Lives — So Why Isn’t the U.S. Investing More In It? James North, reporter for The Nation on Africa, Asia, and Latin America “…The campaign against AIDS in Africa has already set two world records. It is the most effective…

House Measure Would Bring Food Aid Reform ‘A Step Backward’

Washington Post: The House would leave starving people abroad hungrier “…[T]he House of Representatives [recently] approved a measure that would actually take [U.S. food aid reform] a step backward. Specifically, the House passed an appropriations bill for the Coast Guard with a provision that would require 75 percent of all U.S.…

Individuals, Private Sector Should Donate More To Reduce Child Mortality

Huffington Post: The World’s 10 Deadliest Countries for Children and What You Can Do About It Nick Pearson, founder of 1% for Humanity Listing the top 10 countries with the highest child mortality levels as a percentage of their population, Pearson writes, “It can confidently be estimated that only a…

International Food Security ‘Is Clearly In The U.S. National Interest’

Huffington Post: In the Field With CARE in Central America Dan Glickman, senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center “…[A]t its core, agriculture policy is about making sure that people, in the United States and abroad, can grow or afford enough nutritious food for themselves and their families. … Foreign…

Saudi Health Officials Must Provide More Transparency, Information In MERS Outbreak

An opinion piece and editorial discuss the importance of transparency in Saudi Arabia’s handling of the MERS outbreak. Foreign Policy: Stay Away from Camel Milk and Egyptian Tomb Bats Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…The question now is: Will the [Middle East…

Cases, Deaths Of Cholera In Haiti Falling, But More Should Be Done

New York Times: Fighting Cholera in Haiti Jon Andrus and John Oldfield of the Coalition to Eliminate Cholera from Hispaniola In response to an earlier New York Times editorial about the cholera epidemic in Haiti, Andrus and Oldfield discuss ending the epidemic, noting “[c]ases and deaths are falling. But you…

NTD Control Should ‘Remain A Priority’ In Conflict Countries

Huffington Post: Central African Republic and Its Neglected Tropical Diseases Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, and Ellen Agler, CEO of The END Fund “…The Central African Republic (CAR) could emerge as one of the newest ‘perfect storms’ of poverty, conflict, and NTDs. … NTD…

‘Collective Action’ Can Help Improve MCH In Kenya

Huffington Post: Changing Lives, One Woman at a Time: Maternal Health in Kenya Abbas Gullet, secretary general of the Kenyan Red Cross, and Siddharth Chatterjee, representative at UNFPA Kenya “…As we race towards the Millennium Development Goals, [Kenya] is set to meet many of the development targets by 2015. On…

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