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Governments, Investors Should Act Now To Mitigate Risk Of Infectious Disease Threats

Project Syndicate: The Mispriced Risk of Infectious Diseases Dambisa Moyo, economist, author, and member of the board of directors of a number of global corporations “…[P]rotection from public health threats is one vital area where markets do not deliver efficiently. As a result, it is governments that usually bear the…

Cutting, Reforming U.S. Foreign Aid Could Make Assistance More Effective, Efficient

Foreign Policy: Savaging State and USAID Budgets Could Do Wonders for Results Gordon Adams, professor at American University’s School of International Service and distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, and Richard Sokolsky, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace “…Budget and political realities under the Trump administration are…

Empowering Women, Girls Critical To HIV Response

The Hill: Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — let’s empower women globally Kelsey Louie, chief executive officer at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) “…On National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, it is imperative that we recognize the threat of HIV facing women of all ages, encourage steps towards…

Mexico City Policy Damaging To Women’s Health, Should Be Repealed

Toronto Sun: The trouble with Trump and the gag rule Farzana Hassan, columnist at the Toronto Sun “…I object to [the Mexico City policy] despite being a long-time advocate of the sanctity of human life even at its earliest and most fragile. The problems of [women in developing countries] are…

New Field Of ‘Planetary Health’ Demands Attention, Action

The Lancet: Offline: Planetary health — the great acceleration Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…[T]he present climate predicament facing our planet and its peoples was an emergency, and an insufficiently recognized one at that. Now we have an American president who is recommending dramatic cuts to the U.S. Environmental…

‘Entertainment-Education’ Can Play Role In Ending Child Marriage

Devex: Opinion: Could the entertainment industry help end child marriage? Maryam Mohsin, communications officer, and Kate Whittington, program officer, both at Girls Not Brides “…[H]ow would ‘entertainment-education’ work in practice if it were to be used as a tool to end child marriage? … This approach has all of the…

Mexico City Policy Is An ‘Assault’ On Global Health, Women

News Deeply: Contraception in the Crosshairs: The Real Impact of the Global Gag Rule Ulla Müller, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “…The gendered nature of [the Mexico City policy, or global gag rule’s] assault on global health cannot be glossed over: This is an attack on women. ……

Structural, Attitudinal Barriers Must Be Addressed To Achieve Gender Parity In Africa

Thomson Reuters Foundation: International Women’s Day: a chance to reflect on achievements and barriers to gender equality in Africa Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Although the general continental trend [in Africa] in recent years has been towards gender parity, there remain vast structural and attitudinal…

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