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Breastfeeding Critical For Child Survival In Humanitarian Emergencies

Devex: Breastfeeding in emergencies: A question of survival Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Werner Schultink, associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition “…Breastfeeding becomes … critical for survival in humanitarian emergencies, where young children…

International Community Should Reform Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Devex: The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to enact reform and deliver better, evidence-based aid David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “…We need a change of approach [for humanitarian aid], not just a change of policy. Better aid means moving from being a sector to…

Donor Governments Should Prioritize Sexual, Reproductive Health Care In Emergency Settings

The Guardian: Sexual health gets little attention in a crisis, with devastating results Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation “…[T]he demand for sexual and reproductive health care is much higher than normal in crisis situations. These are essential services and must form part of any humanitarian…

Skilled Health Workforce Critical To Global Health Security

The Lancet: No health workforce, no global health security Editorial Board “…[W]hat is the most important determinant of individual health security? In one word, people. Or, more programmatically, skilled health professionals. … Global health security depends on many factors — robust disease surveillance systems, reliable health information, prevention, diagnostic, and…

Better Data On Women Could Help Close Gender Gap

Medium: To Close the Gender Gap, We Have to Close the Data Gap Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The hard reality is that in too many areas, data doesn’t exist. What’s more  —  even where it does exist, it’s often sexist. It misses women and…

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