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Link Between Gender-Based Violence, Ebola Transmission Must Be Recognized

Huffington Post: Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease Mardia Stone, senior adviser to Liberia’s Ebola Response and to the Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Lynn Lawry of Overseas Strategic Consulting Ltd. “…Affected governments, the United Nations, and WHO have yet to recognize gender-based violence and its…

Communicating Global Development Goals Effectively Will Help End Extreme Poverty

Huffington Post: A Call to Action: Transform the Way We Communicate Global Development Nicole Schiegg, senior vice president at Fenton “…The next set of global goals and the updated [Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy)] are two important agendas that require the highest levels of political…

Ebola Outbreak Serves As ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Boost R&D, Prepare For Next Outbreak

Scientific American: After Ebola, a Blueprint Emerges to Jump-Start R&D Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general for health systems and innovation “…The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been called a wake-up call for so many reasons. … From where I sit in Geneva, the response by the global health…

World Governments Should Set Smart Development Targets, Focus On Key Priorities

Project Syndicate: Smart Development Targets Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[T]he U.N. is currently poised to consider an impossibly inclusive 169 targets [for the post-2015 development agenda]. … In truth, having 169 priorities is like having none…

Social Costs Of Diseases Must Be Considered When Debating Costs Of Drug R&D

U.S. News & World Report: The True Cost of Costly Drug Development Paul Howard, senior fellow and director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress, and Yevgeniy Feyman, a fellow and deputy director of the Center for Medical Progress “…Focusing on the development costs, or even drug prices, without…

Clean Cooking Technologies Can Improve Women’s Health, ‘Create Community Change’

Nature: Sustainability: Clean cooking empowers women Laura S. Brown, program coordinator, and William F. Lankford, founder and president of the Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP) “…For nearly 25 years, [the Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP)] has provided financial and technical assistance to thousands of poor, rural women for…

Disease Eradication Efforts Must Continue In Earnest, Be Fully Supported Until Completion

Bloomberg Business: How the World Is Wiping Out Killer Diseases Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…These eradication efforts [for Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and other diseases] represent genuine and largely unheralded breakthroughs, not just for Africa but for the planet as a whole. At the…