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Curbing Preterm Birth Mortality Will Require Commitment To Prevention

Huffington Post: Preterm Birth: Forging the Path to Prevention Eve Lackritz, deputy director of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth “New global estimates of child mortality show important gains have been made for nearly all causes of child death, except one in which progress has remained nearly stagnant:…

Devex Features Several Opinion Pieces As Part Of #HealthyMeans Series

Devex: The power of ‘we': Partnering for a healthier world Yvonne Chaka Chaka, global goodwill ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Devex: Toward a global partnership for an AIDS-free generation Catherine Connor, director for public policy and advocacy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Devex: The best of both…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

New York Times: The Shifting Ebola Epidemic Editorial Board “Recent gains in controlling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa have been encouraging, but they offer no reason for complacency. … Given the changing shape of the epidemic, United Nations and American officials are considering a more nimble response that would…

Investing In National Health Care Systems Can Boost Economies

CNN: Why health matters to economies Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health “There’s a well-understood correlation that as the economy of a country improves, so the health of its citizens improves. What may be less obvious is that the opposite is also true — improving the health…

U.S. Should Rethink Cuban Medical Defection Program

New York Times: A Cuban Brain Drain, Courtesy of the U.S. Editorial Board “…It is incongruous for the United States to value the contributions of Cuban doctors who are sent by their government to assist in international crises like the 2010 Haiti earthquake while working to subvert that government by…

Laws Not Enough To End Female Genital Mutiliation

New York Times: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation Mona Eltahawy, author “…Many international treaties designate female genital mutilation a violation of the human rights of girls and women. On Oct. 30, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced a global campaign to end it within a generation. … Laws are…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Different Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic Responses

Inter Press Service: Ebola and ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between U.N. and Faith-based Organizations Azza Karam, senior adviser on culture at the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Burying the dead in a community touches the very belief systems which give value and meaning to life. … And the opportunity to address…