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More Political Will, Investment Needed To Support Midwife Training, Regulation

Devex: Opinion: Invest in midwives to improve global health Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…[I]f all women gave birth with a midwife in a facility capable of providing basic emergency care, it is estimated that…

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Innovative Partnerships Necessary To Improve Health Worldwide, Eliminate AIDS, TB, Malaria Epidemics

EurActiv: New Ideas for Old Problems: How to Get Health Products to Remote Communities Christoph Benn, director of external relations of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…[U]nder its new strategy, the Global Fund continues to look beyond traditional funding approaches to mobilize the requisite funds to…

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New WHO Director General Faces Several Challenges

Washington Post: The World Health Organization just picked a new leader. These are the challenges he faces. Joshua Busby, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Karen Grépin, associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University; Jeremy…

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Investing In Foreign Aid Critical To U.S. National Security

POLITICO: Memo to Congress: Don’t Cut Foreign Aid Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) “The security of the United States and its people is the first priority of government, and imposes numerous responsibilities on Congress and the executive branch. … Smart intelligence operations are essential to our security.…

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U.S. Congress Must Maintain Foreign Assistance To Help End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths

The Hill: Cutting foreign aid is a mistake — and the consequences will be severe Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee “…A lot of people may look at foreign assistance and think it’s a waste of money. That’s simply not true. In fact, because of the…

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Rotary International’s Leadership In Polio Eradication Efforts Serves As Example For Global Community

Medium: Thinking Locally and Acting Globally: The Amazing Legacy of Rotary International Chris Elias, president of global development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Today, thanks to the hard work and the leadership of more than a million Rotarians around the world, we are rapidly approaching one of the…

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WHO Director General’s Political Skills Could Be ‘Invaluable’ To Advancing Universal Health Coverage

The Lancet Global Health: Gravitating towards universal health coverage in the new WHO era Editorial Board “…The new WHO [director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,] has laid out his priorities and first on the list is a familiar challenge: advancing universal health coverage (UHC). … [Tedros] has qualified the lack of…

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International Community Far From Meeting Funding Goals Needed To Prevent Famine In Africa

The Guardian: Nigeria’s food crisis: by the time famine is declared, it’s too late Amy Harrison, technical specialist in gender and conflict at Social Development Direct “…North-east Nigeria has long suffered from geographical marginalization and chronic underdevelopment, but it was the rise of Boko Haram that brought the region to…

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African Governments Must Channel Funds To Health Priorities, Depend Less On External Aid

The Conversation: With an African running the WHO, it’s time for the continent to get hands on Oyewale Tomori, president of the Nigerian Academy of Science “New World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus has already drawn up a list of things to do. The former Ethiopian health minister…

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Europe, World Must Address Environmental Risks To Health To Achieve SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sustainable Development Goals for environment and health are within Europe’s reach, but we need to act better Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe “The time has come for Europe and the world to tackle the 21st century’s unavoidable challenge: to address the persistent,…

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