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Brookings Post Examines IMF Report On Income, Health Inequality In Sub-Saharan Africa

Brookings Institution: Figures of the week: Inequality in health and education outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa Dhruv Gandhi, research assistant for the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, discusses the 2017 IMF Fiscal Monitor report, which “addresses trends in income inequality, its impact on health and educational outcomes, and policy options to…

Access To, Use Of Contraceptives Improving Worldwide, Challenges Remain For Family Planning Efforts, FP2020 Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Contraceptive use gaining momentum in world’s poorest countries “The use of contraceptives is gaining momentum worldwide and preventing millions of unsafe abortions and maternal deaths each year in the world’s poorest countries, experts said on Tuesday. Nearly 40 million more women and girls use modern contraceptives now…

Access To Palliative Care Treatments, Including Opioids, Difficult In Developing Countries, Hindered By Fear Of Misuse Epidemic

New York Times: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony “…[H]ow … can [palliative care experts] help the 25 million people who die in agony each year in poor and middle-income countries without risking an American-style overdose epidemic abroad or triggering opposition from Western legislators and philanthropists for whom ‘opioid’ has…

Humanitarian Crises Worsen In War-Torn Yemen, Syria, U.N., Aid Agencies Warn

IRIN: U.N. calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate “Conditions for civilians in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a are ‘deteriorating by the hour’ after six days of violence, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Monday, as the United Nations called for a ‘humanitarian pause’…

Communities, Governments Must Work To Improve Access To Hepatitis C Treatments

HuffPost: Time to Galvanize Efforts to Combat Hepatitis C Marie-Paule Kieny, chair of the Medicines Patent Pool Governance Board “…Although we have new hepatitis C treatments that can be up to 100 percent effective for a 12-week course, they simply are not getting to those who need them. Why? Well…

Global Dispatches Podcast Interviews MSF International President Joanne Liu

Global Dispatches Podcast: Episode 173: Dr. Joanne Liu, Head of Doctors Without Borders/MSF Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of the U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors without Borders. Liu discusses a recent visit…

U.K. Should Exhibit Political, Financial Leadership In Global HIV/AIDS Response

Devex: Opinion: The U.K. needs stronger political leadership — and investment — to fight AIDS Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for the city of Durham “…[T]he disproportionate impact of HIV on marginalized groups, especially in middle-income countries, is further evidence of the systemic inequality that underpins our societies globally. … In the…

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