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Development Progress Made in Haiti, Continued International Support Needed

Huffington Post: Haiti Is on the Turn Denis O’Brien, founder and chairman of Digicel “While [Haiti] has received significant investments from foreign aid and private partners, more still remains to be done to help the Haitian people create self-sufficient communities. … What’s required is international support with the Haitian government…

Brazilian Organization Serves As Model For ‘Holistic’ Anti-Poverty Programs

Huffington Post: An Action Plan to Help Sick Kids Break out of Poverty Hans Hickler of Brazil Child Health “Brazil Child Health (known in Brazil by its Portuguese name, Associação Saúde Criança) supports underserved, poor women with chronically sick children and their families. Most of these families live in the…

White House Blog Post Answers Questions About U.S. Ebola Emergency Funding Request

U.S. White House’s “White House Blog”: Fighting Ebola: 5 Things You Need to Know About Emergency Funding to Combat the Disease Tanya Somanader, deputy director of digital content for the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House, discusses specifics of the Obama administration’s recent request to Congress “to help…

Australia To Staff Ebola Clinic In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on Australia’s announcement that it would staff an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone amid pressure from donors to do more in its efforts to fight the disease in West Africa. Associated Press: Australia to staff Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone “Australia’s prime minister said Wednesday that his…

U.N. Steps Up Humanitarian Aid Appeal As Winter Temperatures Hit IDPs In Iraq

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: as cold weather hits displaced persons, U.N. steps up humanitarian appeal “As temperatures plummet across Iraq amid a steadily advancing cold season, humanitarian resources are urgently required in order to satisfy the needs of over one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) scattered across the country, a…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Wall Street Journal: WHO Is Responsible? Editorial Board Noting comments made Monday by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attributing the Ebola epidemic to “the result of neglect of ‘fundamental public health infrastructures,’” and, “‘Because Ebola has historically been confined to poor African nations. The R&D incentive is virtually nonexistent,’” the editorial…

Internal Reorganization, ‘Growing Irrelevance’ Threaten World Bank

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: My Two Big Worries about the World Bank CGD President Nancy Birdsall discusses two of her concerns regarding the World Bank, including the bank’s internal reorganization process and “an existential threat of growing irrelevance and obscurity as rising incomes in big emerging…

Accurate, Reliable Global Health Data Vital For Successful Programs

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Shaping the Market for Global Health Data Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Prashant Yadav of the University of Michigan, discuss the importance of accurate collection of global health data, writing, “…[W]ithout data on past…

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