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Midwives Should Be Placed At Center Of SDGs To Ensure Success Of MNCH Targets

Huffington Post: Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa) “Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. … As we near the end of…

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USG’s Global Nutrition Coordination Plan Must Recognize Link Between Soil Health, Food Nutrients

The Hill: U.S. global nutrition plan should bring nutrition back to Earth Esther Ngumbi, a 2015 Clinton Global University (CGI U) Mentor for agriculture and a 2015 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…Given that unhealthy diets fuel chronic disease worldwide, the U.S. government is engaging every federal agency…

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Journalists, Disaster Responders Must Ask Important Questions To Have Greatest Impact

New York Times Magazine: How Not to Report on an Earthquake Jonathan M. Katz, freelance journalist and author “…Those engaged in the [earthquake] response [in Nepal], whether covering it or participating in it, now have to ask the questions we’ve failed to ask in the past: How exactly did the…

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Donors Must Help Build Local Capacity In Recipient Nations To Ensure Aid Efficiency, Efficacy

The Hill: Foreign aid on the front line Linn Dorin, principal of Global Finance Strategies, and Raj Kumar, president and editor-in-chief of Devex “…The Ebola outbreak highlighted one of the biggest limitations in the world’s current approach to international development: local capacity. Money is critical in an emergency, but it…

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Brazil’s Government Making Effort To Keep Up With Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dengue Cases

New York Times: 10 Days of Dengue Fever Vanessa Barbara, columnist for O Estado de São Paulo and editor of A Hortaliça “…I was one of the roughly 500,000 Brazilians infected with dengue fever in the first three months of 2015, over half of them in the state of São…

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Individuals Can Help Improve Global Health Along With Governments

Quartz: Bill Gates: You can help the world save 34 million lives Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “If I told you that we could save the lives of, say, 10 million people, mainly by doing things we already know how to do, that would get…

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Strong Patent Protections Under TPP Would Allow Increased Drug Access In LMICs

Forbes: Intellectual Property Rights For Global Health John R. Graham, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Independent Institute “…Unfortunately, attacking patents is a misguided way to improve access to medicines in low- and middle-income [countries]. Although it is a counter-intuitive conclusion, strong patent rights are…

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‘High Time’ Congress Updates U.S. Food Aid Program

The Hill: Taking the pork out of food aid Diana Ohlbaum, co-chair of the Accountability Working Group of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and a principal of Turner4D “…Creating more flexibility in our food aid programs, which would allow the United States to buy food locally and regionally or provide…

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Humanitarian System Stretched Beyond Capacity To Adequately Respond To World’s Concurrent Crises

Washington Post: Aid groups knew a Nepal earthquake would be a disaster. But they couldn’t raise enough money to help Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of the U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast “…For the U.N. agencies and nongovernmental organizations specializing in disaster response, this earthquake [in Nepal]…

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Governments Can Make ‘Transformative Change’ For Women With Correct Economic, Social Policies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Our world is out of balance. … In our flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights,’ we investigate what this failure means — and propose solutions. ……

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