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Ahead Of World Population Day, IntraHealth Highlights Stories Of Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Happy World Population Day, to All Seven Billion of Us Ahead of World Population Day on July 11, Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International, highlights “10 stories on the emergencies, tragedies, and successes [of health workers] of the past year” (7/8).

Next U.N. Secretary General Should Be Qualified Woman Who Can Lead On Food Security

Huffington Post: The Next U.N. Secretary General: An Experienced Woman to Foster Global Food Security Dan Glickman, former congressman and secretary of agriculture “…The future of [the U.N.’s Zero Hunger Challenge], and of humanitarian responses to food-related crises generally, should be on world leaders’ minds in choosing a new U.N.…

UPS Helps PEPFAR Deliver Lifesaving HIV/AIDS Treatment Worldwide, Improve Women’s Lives

UPS’s “Longitudes”: The Logistics of Staying Alive Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region, discusses a public-private partnership between UPS and PEPFAR, which has helped the U.S. government deliver HIV/AIDS medications and supplies worldwide and improved the lives of women globally. “…[F]or anyone concerned about women’s advancement, solutions should start…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is…

Development Agencies Must Include Women When Defining Health, Economic Priorities

The Guardian: Why the development community needs to hear women’s voices Joanna Moorhead, writer at the Guardian “The reality of women’s lives has tended to be ignored or misunderstood by aid agencies. Women need to be made integral to economic progress in developing countries and agencies need to stop seeing…

CFR Blog Posts Highlight Gender Equality, Health Systems Strengthening In Development Agenda

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals Rachel Vogelstein, director and senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, discusses targets for the equality of women and girls in the SDG framework. “…The comprehensive gender equality targets included in the SDG zero draft…

Petitioners File Suit Against Kenyan Government, Call For Safe Abortion Guidelines

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenya in court after botched abortion injures raped 15-year-old “The mother of a 15-year-old rape survivor, who needs a kidney transplant following a botched backstreet abortion, filed a case against Kenya’s government on Monday for denying women and girls safe access to terminations. … The petitioners are…