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Proliferation Of High-Profile Conflicts Results In Overload For Aid Agencies, NGOs

The Guardian: Gaza, Ebola, Iraq … are we approaching disaster overload? Sam Jones, reporter “Reflecting on the responses to the number of man-made emergencies detonating or still smoldering around the world earlier this year, from Syria to Ukraine and from Nigeria and South Sudan to Central African Republic (CAR), Kofi…

Ebola Outbreak Draws Attention To Need For Better Health Care System

The Guardian: Ebola epidemic heightened by poor facilities and distrust of healthcare Matthew Clark, director of The Welbodi Partnership “In June and July approximately 5,000 women and children in Sierra Leone died of diseases. The vast majority of these deaths were avoidable. … The Ebola outbreak in the country killed…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response

The following opinion pieces discuss the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Bloomberg Businessweek: The Ebola Outbreak Shows Why the Global Health System Is Broken Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…[T]he Ebola outbreak is a wake-up call to governments everywhere: The international…

Medical Male Circumcision Powerful Tool In Overcoming Spread Of HIV

Mail & Guardian: Comment: Safer, due to unforeskinned circumstances Festus Gontebanye Mogae, former president of Botswana and member of Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation “… Any man who wants to receive medical circumcision to prevent HIV should be able to access it from a trained health provider. … As more…

American Global Health Efforts ‘Worth Celebrating’

Roll Call: Something to Celebrate: America’s Lifesaving Work Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS “Dire headlines from around the globe and polls showing a record-breaking plunge in the public’s confidence in our Supreme Court, Congress and the office of the president may make the average American want to throw up their…

Better Detection, Treatment Strategies Needed To Beat TB

Huffington Post: Decades-old Tools No Match for Today’s Drug-resistant TB Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention “…To get serious about ending the threat of TB in the U.S. and reducing its human cost worldwide, we need action on three main fronts:…

Cuba’s Health Care System Can Serve As Example To Other Countries

Huffington Post: Cuba’s Health Care System: a Model for the World Salim Lamrani, doctor, Paris Sorbonne Paris IV University, and lecturer, University of La Réunion “According to the U.N.’s World Health Organization, Cuba’s health care system is an example for all countries of the world. … Despite extremely limited resources…

Public Health Measures Should Bring Ebola Outbreak ‘Under Control’

New York Times: Controlling the Ebola Epidemic Editorial Board “On Friday, the World Health Organization formally declared an international public health emergency in response to what its director general, Dr. Margaret Chan, called ‘the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak’ of the deadly Ebola virus ‘in the nearly four-decade history…

Future U.S.-Africa Summits Should Reflect Human Rights, Increased Investment Strategies

Washington Post: Africa summit marks a tectonic shift that should be bolstered Editorial Board “Even while irrational fears about Ebola’s spread to the United States swirled, the three-day Africa summit in Washington [last] week managed to crystallize the continent’s continued evolution from a beneficiary of U.S. aid and security interventions…