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U.S. Policies Interfere With Women’s Access To Safe Abortions

GlobalPost: Unsafe abortions kill 47,000 worldwide as U.S. politics interfere with lifesaving efforts John Seager, president and CEO of Population Connection “…We need to give women everywhere access to voluntary family planning services. Allow me to state the obvious: Fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies mean fewer abortions. … Sadly, though,…

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Health Must Be Treated As Fundamental Human Right

The Lancet: Don’t forget health when you talk about human rights Editorial Board “Last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released World Report 2015, their 25th annual global review documenting human rights practices in more than 90 countries and territories in 2014. … Viewed through the lens of health, the report…

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Investing In Long-Term Development, Resiliency Will Help Response To Next Disease Outbreak

U.S. News: How to Stop the Next Pandemic Martin Sajdik, president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council “…Going forward, in order to put fetters on the ferocious appetite of this [Ebola] pandemic, we must not focus solely on a reactionary response. While quarantines, beds, and medical workers are essential…

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Opinion Pieces Mark World Cancer Day, Address Various Issues Related To Cancer

EurActiv: Clean the air, prevent cancer Christian Friis Bach, executive secretary and under-secretary-general at the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe “…We can do more to prevent people from getting sick. One way is to increase our efforts to reduce the amount of pollutants in the air we breathe. Air pollution…

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Investing In Disadvantaged Children Can Improve Health Outcomes, Survival

Huffington Post: Giving Every Child a Fair Chance in Life Is a Defining Challenge For Our Generation Carolyn S. Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children “…All over the world, children’s chances of seeing their fifth birthday depend on where they are born, the wealth of their parents, and…

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‘Simple’ Development Solutions Should Not Be Overlooked

SciDev.Net: Development is complex but needs simple solutions Christopher Charles, vice-president of global health at the Canadian Federation of Medical Students “…Some see failed interventions as an opportunity to endlessly experiment with innovative technologies. Let’s shift our thinking — for example by moving away from expensive agricultural biotechnologies that promise…

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Reasons For Optimism In Ebola Fight, Concerns Over Long-Term Impact On West Africa

The Guardian: Experts raise hope of end to Ebola outbreak Simon Allison, writer for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian Africa network “…[I]t is worth taking a moment to congratulate everyone involved in the effort to slow down the spread of Ebola, which at one time looked unstoppable. But even…

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Plans To Develop Children’s Medical Research Center In Washington, D.C. Should Move Forward

The Washington Post: Saving children — and a hallowed site Kurt Newman, president and chief executive of Children’s National Health System Discussing a debate over the future plans for a building site in Washington, D.C., the author writes, “Founded in 1955, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) building once…

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‘Enhanced Global Cooperation And Better Preparation’ Necessary To Address Next Disease Outbreak

BloombergBusiness: Lessons From Africa’s Hard-Won Victory Over Ebola Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…There should be a system … to ensure that all countries really do have the capacity to track infectious disease outbreaks and control their spread across borders. … We need a [peacekeeping-type]…

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Polio Workers In Pakistan Paying High Price For Protecting Children

The Nation: Campaign Against Polio Editorial Board “Being a polio worker in Pakistan has to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Since 2012, militants opposed to the vaccination campaign have killed 68 polio workers and policemen tasked with protecting them. … An obvious solution to this…

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