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DRC Measles Outbreak Shows Importance Of Providing Every Child With Routine Immunizations

The Guardian: Measles has now killed more people in DRC than Ebola — and almost all of them are childrenMatshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…All across the [Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)], children are dying from measles in what is the world’s largest and fastest-moving outbreak — with the…

National Leaders Responsible For Upholding SRHR, Developing Long-Term Financing Strategies

Project Syndicate: Sustainable Financing for Family PlanningEsenam Amuzu, member of the Women Deliver Young Leader class of 2018 and the Youth Advisory Board of the Ghana SRHR Alliance for Young People, and founder of the My Teen Life project “…[O]rganizations protecting [sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)] all over the…

Germany Can Do More As ‘Role Model’ In Global Health Arena

Global Health NOW: Is Germany Really a New Leader in Global Health?Mathias Bonk, medical doctor and co-founder and chair of the Berlin Institute of Global Health (IGGB) “…In many ways, Germany has both the ability and responsibility to build diplomatic and scientific bridges to strengthen transnational and multidisciplinary efforts in the…

U.N. Should Add 18th SDG To Reduce Population Growth, Opinion Piece Says

Project Syndicate: The World and the U.N. Must Reduce Population GrowthFrank Götmark, professor of animal ecology and conservation biology at the University of Gothenburg and head of the Overpopulation Project, Robin Maynard, director of Population Matters, and colleagues “…The SDGs, which aim ‘to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity…

International Community Must Find Security Solution In DRC To Stop Ebola Outbreak, Prevent Others

The Conversation: Ebola in the Congo: a forgotten conflict became a danger to world healthAymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, post-doctoral researcher at Université Catholique de Louvain “The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola epidemic as a ‘public health emergency of international concern.’ … According to governmental…

Sustainable Health Programming Begins With Project Design, Implementation

Devex: Opinion: How to transition a project from international donor to local governmentAnuradha Khanal, regional director of Southeast Asia at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and manages the drowning prevention program for Vietnam at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator “Earlier this summer, something happened that we in the development community often…

Global Malaria Eradication Requires Innovation Of New Tools, Approaches To Prevention, Treatment

The Lancet: The malaria eradication challengeTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of WHO “…Three years ago, at the request of my predecessor, Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO established a strategic advisory group tasked with analyzing future scenarios for malaria, including the feasibility and expected cost of malaria eradication. … The report of the…