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U.N. Must Settle Debt To Haitian People Over Cholera Epidemic To Regain Credibility, Values

Miami Herald: The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, and Betty Williams, all Nobel Peace Prize recipients “Seven years after its soldiers sparked the world’s worst cholera epidemic in Haiti, the United Nations is finally preparing to…

More Political Will, Funding, Training Needed To Reduce TB-Related Deaths In India

New York Times: What Killed Half a Million Indians? Pranay Sinha, a physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Scott K. Heysell, a physician and associate professor of medicine, infectious diseases, and international health at the University of Virginia “…A staggering number of Indians — over 400 million — are estimated…

Global Community Should Invest In Midwives

Project Syndicate: Midwives Deliver Lives Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, and Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Worldwide, 350,000 more midwives are needed to bridge the gap between the health-care haves and have-nots. ……

Outgoing WHO Director General Reflects On Past, Future Challenges Of Agency

STAT: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage Margaret Chan, outgoing WHO director general “…Going forward, I would like to see the WHO do more to address financing issues, both for its own budget and the health budgets of low- and middle-income countries. … The…

Kenya Must Adopt Innovative Financing Solutions To Achieve UHC By 2030

Inter Press Service: Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. resident coordinator to Kenya “…In its Vision 2030, Kenya committed to becoming a competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life for all its citizens by 2030. Investing in a quality health…

Global Health Funding Represents ‘Essential Investment’ For U.S. Global Health Security

Baltimore Sun: President’s budget would leave U.S. more vulnerable to global health security threats Tom Inglesby, Anita Cicero, and Jennifer Nuzzo, all faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “…Cuts to global health security programs in the president’s proposed…

Rwanda Must Continue To Strengthen Health System With Decreasing Reliance On Global Fund

New Times: How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system Yvan Butera, general practitioner at the Rwanda Military Hospital “…Rwanda’s visionary approach to the use of Global Fund money for strengthening its health system has been effective in meeting health-related development targets and allows the government to…

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