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U.S. Funding For Abstinence, Fidelity Programs To Prevent HIV In Africa Had No Measurable Effect On Key Indicators, Study Says

New York Times: U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against HIV “The $1.3 billion that the United States government has spent since 2005 encouraging Africans to avoid AIDS by practicing abstinence and fidelity did not measurably change sexual behavior and was largely wasted, according to a…

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12.2M Need Humanitarian Assistance In Syria, U.N. Says

VOA News: Toll Rises in Syria; 12.2 Million Desperate for Aid “This time last year, just over nine million Syrians needed humanitarian assistance. Despite the fact that the U.N. Security Council has finally united around the demand that food, medicine, and other lifesaving items get to the people who need…

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Segregated, Single-Issue Health Targets Hold Back Progress On MNCH

Devex: The specter of segregation haunts global health Patrick Fine, chief executive officer of FHI 360, and Leith Greenslade, vice chair in the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Financing the health Millennium Development Goals and co-chair of Child Health at the MDG Health Alliance “…Could [the MDG targets…

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U.N. Must Make Ending Cholera In Haiti Matter Of Justice, Not Charity

Huffington Post: U.N. Cholera Plan for Haiti Must Choose Justice Over Charity Ted Oswald, lawyer, policy analyst, and author, and Katharine Oswald, policy analyst and writer “…The U.N. must reframe its appeal for funding [to end cholera in Haiti] from one of charity to a matter of justice. The U.N.…

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Canadian PM Harper, Gates Meet To Renew Call For Improved Global MNCH Through Additional Funding, Immunizations

CBC News: Bill Gates, Stephen Harper look to next steps for maternal health “The next steps in improving the health of women and children around the world will involve improved data collection and vital statistics, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday. Harper spent part of his day discussing the issue…

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CDC Leads Consortium Aimed At Eliminating Malaria From Hispaniola By 2020

CDC Foundation: Consortium Aims to Eliminate Malaria on Hispaniola by 2020 Starting With $29.9 Million Grant to CDC Foundation “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading a consortium of malaria partners aiming to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. Acceleration…

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Ecuador To Cut Public Sector Workers’ Pay To Fund Maternal Health Initiative

Wall Street Journal: Ecuador Cuts Public Sector Pay, Redirects Money to Health Initiative “Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has ordered wage cuts of five percent to 10 percent for high-level public sector employees to free about $21 million to hire health professionals who can fight maternal mortality…” (Alvaro, 2/25).

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Unite Public, Private Efforts, Funding To Reduce Child Mortality, Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: A Model for the Future: Funding the End of Childhood Illness Together Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “…Gavi, the Global Fund, and UNITAID leverage the strengths of the disparate sectors of the global health community, public and private, to achieve maximum…

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WHO, Partners Launch $1B Appeal For Relief Efforts In 4 Conflict-Torn Countries

Agence France-Presse: WHO seeks $1 bn more for four conflict-hit countries “The World Health Organization on Tuesday appealed for $1.0 billion in additional funds to help provide life-saving health services to millions in need in conflict-ravaged Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, and South Sudan…” (2/24). U.N. News Centre: U.N. health…

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Devex Video Analysis Examines Potential WHO Reforms

Devex: The drivers of change at WHO “The U.N. health agency was heavily criticized for its slow response to the Ebola crisis, but it shouldn’t take all the blame. [In this video,] Devex Senior Staff Writer Jenny Lei Ravelo shares what exactly has to change at the World Health Organization”…

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