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Equitable Health Systems Financing Essential To Reducing Morbidity, Mortality

Slate: Who Lives and Who Dies? Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University professor at Harvard University and co-founder of Partners In Health “…Who lives and who dies depends on what sort of health care system is available. And who recovers, if recovery is possible, depends on the way emergency care and…

Gender Inequality Prevents Women, Girls From Contributing To Social, Economic, Political Life

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Gender Equality, the Last Big Poverty Challenge Preethi Sundaram, policy officer at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Fiona Salter, writer at the International Planned Parenthood Federation “…[A] new report to be launched by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Mar. 16 in New York examines…

International Community Must ‘Break Its Silence On Menstruation’

Huffington Post: Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation Chris W. Williams, executive director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council “…One of the least discussed, yet most pervasive stigmas in gender equality is female menstruation. In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to sexism that can hold…

Partnerships Vital To Creating ‘One Voice’ To Reach MNCH, FP/RH Goals

Devex: Fresh perspectives on maternal, child and adolescent health Robin Gorna, executive director for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) “…PMNCH is such an exciting mechanism, bringing together all of the sectors involved in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.…

Disaster-Risk Reduction ‘Lies At The Nexus Of’ Development Assistance, Humanitarian Aid

Project Syndicate: A Global Strategy for Disaster Risk Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary-general “…It is time to stop addressing development and humanitarian emergencies separately. Disaster-risk reduction lies at the nexus of development assistance, which seeks to advance better living conditions, and humanitarian aid, which begins after a disaster hits. Starting our…

‘No Ceilings’ Data Show Gains On Gender Equality, But Gaps Remain

Huffington Post: How We Can Overcome the Unacceptable Gaps in Gender Equality Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation “…At No Ceilings, we set out to determine what progress has been made since 1995 — more specifically, since the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. ……

Abortion Must Be Included In Gender Equality Discussions

The Guardian: Illegal abortions are unsafe for women. Refusing to talk about abortion is, too Jessica Valenti, daily columnist for The Guardian “The Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — in their new women’s rights initiative No Ceilings — has magically disappeared one of the most important…