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U.S., International Community Should Invest In Global Water Access

Los Angeles Times: Will the world’s next wars be fought over water? Peter Engelke, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative “…[W]ater can either contribute to peace and stability or, conversely, help destabilize vulnerable countries and regions around the world. … [W]hen water is not present in sufficient…

Integrating Hospital Services Into Health Systems Strengthening Critical To Achieving SDGs

Health Affairs Blog: The MDG To SDG Transition: Implications For Health Care Systems Arian Hatefi, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues discuss various levels of hospital care, highlighting five areas for integration of primary and hospital services: maternal and child health, noncommunicable diseases, surgical care,…

Investing In Girls’ Education Will Support SDG Achievements, Contribute To AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: Building On the Momentum to Empower Adolescent Girls Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…Investing in girls’ education is key to enabling young women to live the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) lives they deserve. When women…

U.N. Commission On The Status Of Women To Begin 60th Session Next Week

U.N. News Centre: Upcoming U.N. forum to focus on women’s empowerment, sustainable development “Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be the focus of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which begins its 60th…

Gender Equality Vital To Ending Extreme Poverty, Reaching Development Goals

Medium’s “USAID 2030”: Why Every Day Should Be International Women’s Day In recognition of International Women’s Day, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith discusses the impact of women and gender equality on global development, writing, “[I]t’s not just on the economic front where women are poised to make a significant difference. When…

Global Leaders Must Address Increasingly More Common Vector-Borne Diseases

VICE News: Zika Virus, ‘Ghostbusters,’ and the Strange New Normal of Tropical Disease Pandemics Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, president and director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Baker Institute fellow in disease…

Global Community Must Accelerate Progress On Eliminating Preventable Child Deaths

Devex: 5 ways to stop 200,000 child deaths Mathuram Santosham, chair of the Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, senior adviser for the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins University, and professor of international health and…

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