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4 Recommendations To Help U.S., World Better Prepare For, Respond To Epidemics

U.S. News & World Report: Responding to the Next Ebola Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…Here are several high priority recommendations [on how to be better prepared for future disease epidemics]: First, the U.S. must help the World Health Organization and countries with limited…

Western Hemisphere Nations Must Work Together To End Early, Forced Marriage, Motherhood

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: In the Western Hemisphere, More Action Needed to Address Early and Forced Marriage Catherine Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S. efforts to address early and forced marriage and motherhood, highlighting three ways to make progress on the…

Under New USAID Policy, Contractors Cannot Discriminate Against LGBTI People When Providing Services

Devex: What USAID’s new LGBTI anti-discrimination policy means for implementers “Contractors and implementers receiving funding from the U.S. aid agency cannot discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people when providing services, according to a new U.S. Agency for International Development policy. … The U.S. aid agency says the…

Trump Administration Should Consider 5 Key Areas To Continue U.S. Global Health Leadership

Huffington Post: 5 Ways The Trump Administration Can Maintain U.S. Leadership In Global Health Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president & CEO of Rabin Martin “…The new administration has an opportunity to continue U.S. leadership in global health through smart policy and efficient coordination of the investments allocated by Congress. Here are…

Funding For Family Planning Services Helps To Improve Access To Other Health Care For Women, Girls, Especially In Humanitarian Crises

News Deeply: Family Planning Provides Backbone for Health Care Delivery in a Crisis Aileen Gleizer, policy manager at Marie Stopes International “…Family planning is critical for preventing unintended pregnancies, maternal and infant deaths, and unsafe abortions. Funding for international family planning enables the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),…

‘Unwavering Leadership’ From U.S., U.K. Critical To Eliminating NTDs

CNN: We must finish fight against diseases we’ve overlooked for too long Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center, and Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…To achieve [the goal of eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)], the world needs to focus on where it can…

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