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Investments In Reproductive Health Will Save Lives

The following opinion pieces discuss the importance of investments in reproductive health. Wall Street Journal: How Investing in Reproductive Health Could Pay Off Pamela Barnes, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “Every day, 800 women and girls around the world die of pregnancy and childbirth complications. … Access to…

Global Health Community Must Act Now To Reduce Impacts Of Climate Change

The Lancet published an opinion piece and editorial on the impacts of climate change on global health. The Lancet: Health risks of climate change: act now or pay later Andy Haines, Kristie Ebi, Kirk Smith, and Alistair Woodward, all members of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “There is…

Climate Experts Must Consider Role Of Population Growth

New York Times: On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming Andrew Revkin, New York Times columnist “The United Nations and the streets of Manhattan are going into global warming saturation mode, from Sunday’s People’s Climate March through the Tuesday climate change…

O’Neill Institute Pieces Discuss International Community’s Ebola Response

The O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law published two pieces on Ebola. O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health: O’Neill Institute Statement on the United Nations Security Council Resolution on the Ebola Outbreak A statement discusses the importance of a U.N. Security Council resolution on Ebola (Phelan et…

Ebola Poses Test For U.N. SG Ban, New York Times Reports

New York Times: Ebola Presents Challenge, and an Opportunity, for U.N. Leader “Ban Ki-moon, in his seventh year as the secretary general of the United Nations, has a full plate of unsolved problems, from a widening war in Syria to conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan –…

Ebola Death Toll Reaches 2,630 Out Of 5,357 Cases, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the number of Ebola cases is growing rapidly and the virus has killed roughly half of those infected. Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO “The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected more than…

Sierra Leone Begins 3-Day Nationwide Lockdown Amid Hopes, Fears

News outlets report on the start of a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, as the nation attempts to educate residents about and contain the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown “Sierra Leone on Friday launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the…

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