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Aid Delivery In Syria Slows Due To Anti-Terrorism Laws, U.N. Official Says

BBC News: Anti-terrorism laws ‘hinder aid operations’ “Anti-terrorism laws around the world are preventing aid agencies reaching people in desperate need, the U.N. humanitarian chief has warned. Valerie Amos said more people would die in Syria because charities feared prosecution if they worked in areas controlled by the jihadist group…

U.N. Report Shows Child Rights Violated In Conflict Situations

U.N. News Centre: Child rights being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, says U.N. official “The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said today, as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as…

Opinion Pieces Address Potential Global Impact Of Supreme Court’s Ruling In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

The following opinion pieces address how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that ‘closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage for their employees’ might affect women’s right to contraception worldwide and policies surrounding religious objections to other health interventions. Forbes: Could Hobby Lobby…

Nigeria Should Confront TB, With U.S. Assistance

Washington Post: Nigeria needs to confront another scourge: Tuberculosis David Bryden, TB advocacy officer for Results “…Nigeria’s frustratingly slow response to the Boko Haram abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls is mirrored by its apparent lack of attention to another crisis with deadly implications. Last year, a national survey showed…

U.S. Democratic Leadership Must Show More Action To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Leadership to End AIDS — Cuomo’s Got It, Where’s Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama? Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist “This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation’s capitol.…

Challenges Lie Ahead To Build ‘More Equality And Equity Between Men And Women’

Huffington Post: Once We Make This Dream a Reality Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile “…Nearly 20 years on from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we must recognize the significant progress that was made possible thanks to the commitment of international organizations, states and civil society. However, we still…

Blog Post Examines PEPFAR’s History, Successes

ONE: Looking back on a decade of PEPFAR ONE Fellow Michael Gerson, also a Washington Post columnist, discusses the history and successes of PEPFAR, writing, “PEPFAR existed because of a willing leader, a creative policy team, a vast need — and because of activists who both raised the profile of…

House, Senate Appropriations Committees Support Global Health R&D

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: House and Senate support global health R&D in appropriations reports Jenny Howell, senior policy and advocacy associate at the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), discusses House and Senate action on appropriations bills that include funding for global health research and development (7/1).

Global Development Lab Act Introduced In Senate

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID Global Development Lab bill introduced in Senate Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the USAID Global Development Lab bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate in June and would authorize USAID “to expand public-private…

Antiretroviral Delivery Device For Newborns To Be Tested In Zambia

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: Zambia Could Be First Country to Distribute Pratt Pouch Nationally Kate Stratten, senior program manager at IntraHealth International, writes about the Pratt Pouch, a simple antiretroviral delivery system designed to enable HIV-positive mothers to administer nevirapine to their newborns following birth, and IntraHealth’s partnership with “Duke University’s Pratt…

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