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Human Rights ‘Crucial Element’ In Controlling Ebola, HRW Says

VOA News: HRW: Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights “West African governments are being urged to ensure human rights are respected as they battle the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Human Rights Watch says the response to the crisis has been slowed by ignorance, fear, denial, and mistrust. Human Rights Watch says protecting…

Late Start On Ebola Therapies Means Outbreak Outpacing Drug, Vaccine Development

ScienceInsider: Ebola vaccine: Little and late “…Administration officials have begun working with industry to speed manufacturing of experimental drugs and vaccines [for Ebola]. ‘We’re trying to do everything we can to scale up product,’ says Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and…

Despite Declines In Child Mortality, 1M Children Die On First Day Of Life, UNICEF Reports

News outlets report on findings from new UNICEF data showing that although significant declines in child mortality have been achieved since 1990, more than six million children under age five die each year from preventable causes. BBC News: Surviving childhood in Africa “A ‘staggering’ number of children around the world are…

Number Of Hungry People Down Worldwide But Work Remains To Reach MDG, U.N. Report Says

News outlets continue coverage of a U.N. report released Tuesday showing the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped but many still face a threat of malnourishment. The Guardian: More than 200 million people no longer extremely malnourished “The number of chronically undernourished people in the world’s poorest countries has…

Improved, Healthier Cookstoves Fail To Sell In Rwanda

VOA News: Rwandans Balk at Price of Improved Cooking Stoves “A campaign to persuade people in Rwanda to buy a new improved type of cooking stove — which uses less fuel and is less smoky — hasn’t succeeded, according to the stoves’ manufacturers. They say the public still doesn’t realize…

Kashmir Flood Waters Threaten Risk Of Disease, Health Experts Say

Associated Press/The Guardian: People of Kashmir face risk of serious disease in wake of devastating floods “The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region and hundreds of thousands of people living…

Climate Change Must Be At Center Of Development Agenda

The following opinion pieces discuss the role of climate change in public health and global development. Huffington Post: To End Poverty, Act on Climate Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations’ progress in both of its critical missions –…

Addressing Gender Equality Essential To Building Resiliency In Sahel Region

Devex: Ebola, tsunamis, and droughts — how gender inequality undermines community resilience Sahar Alnouri, senior gender adviser at Mercy Corps “Up to three out of four people who contract the deadly Ebola virus are women. Nearly two out of three people who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were…

Ebola Outbreak Exposing Rifts In Global Health Funding, Leadership

South African Civil Society Information Service: Ebola and Global Health: Exposing Fault Lines and Searching for Vision Ayesha Jacub, a medical doctor and student of global health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses how the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed gaps in funding…

Blog Post Recognizes Global Female Condom Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Female Condoms Clancy Broxton, the senior social marketing and commodities adviser for USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, and Rahel Beigel, a Global Health Fellows Program intern, write, “In honor of Global Female Condom Day, read and share these five facts about female condoms,…