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Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Foreign Policy: If You Live in Illinois, Do Not Panic About Ebola Kim Yi Dionne, assistant professor of government at Smith College “…Instead of aggressively supporting or even partnering with those fighting the outbreak on the front lines, many governments…

Food Aid Can Fuel International Conflict

Huffington Post Canada: Why Food Aid Fuels International Conflict Patricia Adams, executive director of Probe International, and Brady Yauch, an economist with Probe International “…A 10 percent increase in food aid delivered to a country will, on average, increase the incidence of conflict by four percent. Food aid also increases…

Achieving Medical Goals Of Sexual Health Requires Promoting Comprehensive Agenda

The Guardian: Sexual health isn’t just about health – it’s about sex too Pauline Oosterhoff, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies “Should tax money be spent for research on pornography in Bangladesh? How about on sex worker organizations’ efforts to legalize sex work? Do humanitarians have a right…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Conversation: Without better public health systems, Ebola will be difficult to contain Isoken Tito Aighewi, associate professor of environmental science and health at Benedict College “…[W]hat has prevented this [Ebola] outbreak from being easily contained is…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The lessons of the Ebola outbreak suggest a larger, faster response is needed Editorial Board “The world is fast learning lessons about how to combat the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa and yet…

World Far From Reaching Global Norm On Sex Education

Washington Post: Sex education is a global dividing line between liberals and conservatives Jonathan Zimmerman, professor at New York University “…[The International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994] endorsed equal access to education for girls. It also demanded ‘reproductive rights’ — including rights to contraception and…

Congress Should Investigate High Turnover Rate Of Global Fund IG Position

Huffington Post: Who’s Next as the Top Cop at the Global Fund? Bea Edwards, executive and international director of the Government Accountability Project “Just recently, Martin O’Malley, the third Inspector General in three years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced he would step down in…

SDGs Must Include Measurable, Feasible Health Goals

BMJ: The 2030 sustainable development goal for health Gavin Yamey and Rima Shretta of the Global Health Group at the University of California-San Francisco, and Fred Newton Binka of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana “…As the MDGs come to an end, a new set of sustainable…

Nurses Caring For Ebola Patients Deserve Recognition, Support

Christian Science Monitor: In Ebola crisis, time to honor the nurses Editorial Board “…Only in recent weeks have these nurses [in West Africa] begun to receive recognition and gratitude for defying the fear and stigma of working with Ebola patients. Dozens of nurses, along with doctors and other health workers,…