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Ebola Epidemic Illustrates Why Water, Sanitation Key To Global Health, Development

The Hill: Ebola’s missing solution James Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City “…Without the resources to maintain basic personal hygiene, the foundational building block to health security is missing. The global water and sanitation crisis, ever-present in tens of thousands of villages…

Continued U.S. Investment In Global Health Necessary To Save Lives, Protect Americans

Roll Call: The Unseen Effects of Ebola Bruce Wilkinson, president and CEO of Catholic Medical Mission Board “Pandemics as rapid and devastating as the current Ebola outbreak, although rare, serve as an important reminder of the critical security and humanitarian work the U.S. does around the world and here at…

Ownership Over Data Collection, Disaggregation Essential For Creating Disability-Inclusive Development Programs

Devex: Data disaggregation for disability-inclusive development Pauline Thivillier, program delivery monitoring officer at Sightsavers “The U.K. Department for International Development published Wednesday its first-ever Disability Framework, which reflects its ambitious vision to deliver disability-inclusive development. It signals the first step in DfID’s commitment to making its programs systematically inclusive of…

Editorials Urge Global Community To Fund Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

The Guardian: The Guardian view on the Syrian crisis: if we can’t tackle the cause, at least we should deal with symptoms Editorial Board “…In a decision intended to ring alarm bells, the United Nations’ World Food Programme has announced that it is suspending food aid in the region because…

Congress Must Reevaluate HIV/AIDS Policy Approaches To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

The Hill: New Congress must consider new policy approaches for world AIDS fight Jim Patterson, former diplomat “With Ebola in the United States, World AIDS Day 2014, December 1, is a stark reminder of the continued U.S. and global challenge AIDS represents. The new Congress should also consider the critical…

Global Health Service Partnership Expansion Will Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation Goal

Huffington Post: A Partnership for the Future of Global Health Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps “…In a unique public-private partnership, the Peace Corps, Seed Global Health, and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) worked together to launch the Global Heath Service Partnership, (GHSP) where experienced…

Passage Of Nigeria’s National Health Bill Could Transform Country’s Health Care System

Project Syndicate: Nigeria Beyond Ebola Akwe Amosu, regional director for Africa at the Open Society Foundations, and Muhammed Mustapha Lecky, executive secretary at the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) and coordinator of the Nigerian Health Sector Reform Coalition “When the World Health Organization declared that Nigeria had successfully eradicated…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of HIV/AIDS In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

The Hill: Politics change but the battle against HIV continues Adaora Adimora, chair of the HIV Medicine Association and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill MSNBC: United Nations: We can end AIDS by 2030 Simon Bland, director of the UNAIDS New York Office Huffington Post:…