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‘Supposedly Pro-Life Majorities’ In Congress Must Not Delay U.S. Response To Zika

Washington Post: For Republicans in Congress, does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika? Dana Milbank, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[T]he supposedly pro-life majorities in both chambers of Congress have done nothing with [President] Obama’s [Zika emergency funding] request, more than three months after he made it in early February.…

Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people…

Opinion Pieces Highlight Messages Of Lancet Commission On Adolescent Health And Wellbeing, Highlight Age Group’s Importance To Achieving SDGs

The Lancet: GBD 2013: a window into the world of young people Shanthi Ameratunga and Simon Denny, both professors at the University of Auckland “Between continuing threats to child survival in many low-income countries and increasing pressures of aging populations on health systems almost everywhere, the health needs of young…

Congress Should Pass Legislation To Fully Protect Aid Workers In Conflict Settings

The Hill: Doctors are dying in Syria Dabney P. Evans, assistant professor of global health and director of the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, and Lara S. Martin, programs manager at the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies “…The U.S. … has draft legislation — the Medical Neutrality Act…

Opinion Pieces Urge Congress To Act On Zika Funding

USA TODAY: Step up Zika fight for Mother’s Day 2017: Column Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, professor of health policy at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School “…Zika is not a virus the U.S. can fight alone.…

Famine Could Be Averted With Political Safeguards

New York Times: Is the Era of Great Famines Over? Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University “…How did Ethiopia go from being the world’s symbol of mass famines to fending off starvation? Thanks partly to some good fortune, but mostly to peace, greater…

USAID Continues Short-, Long-Term Efforts To Address Ethiopia’s Drought

Medium: 4 Ways to Help Turn the Tide on Ethiopia’s Drought Dina Esposito, acting deputy assistant administrator for democracy, conflict, and humanitarian assistance at USAID “…Although the drought [in Ethiopia] has outpaced the coping capacity of millions of poor households who have no choice but to seek food assistance for…

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