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BUILD Act Must Include American Finance Standards, Values, Traditions To Be Effective

The Hill: BUILD Act must build in US values for global development projects Kevin P. Gallagher, director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University’s Pardee School for Global Studies, and co-chair of T-20 Task Force on an International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development “…In its current form…

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5 Actions Global Community Must Take To Eliminate TB

Project Syndicate: The Road to a TB-Free World Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, and Lucica Ditiu, executive director of the Stop TB Partnership “…The international community needs to take five specific actions to eliminate the scourge of TB once and for all. For starters, the gaps in existing health…

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Global Community Should ‘Embrace Unconventional Water Resources’ To Achieve SDG 6

Project Syndicate: Where the Water Is Manzoor Qadir, assistant director, and Vladimir Smakhtin, director, both at the U.N. University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH) “…[G]overnments must abandon their outdated assumption that tapping unconventional water sources would be technically impractical or excessively costly. Efforts should be made to analyze…

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Right To Family Planning Must Become Reality For All Women Worldwide

Devex: Opinion: Half a century on, let’s make family planning a reality for all Natalia Kanem, UNFPA executive director “…It has been 50 years since world leaders proclaimed family planning a basic human right. … [H]owever, millions of women around the world are still denied the means and information to…

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UNAIDS Leader Should Be Held To Account, Resign For Reportedly Mishandling Issue Of Sexual Harassment Within Agency

Al Jazeera: It’s time for the head of UNAIDS to resign Sisonke Msimang, author and political commentator “On May 11, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres came out in support of Michel Sidibé, the head of UNAIDS, who many argue has mishandled the issue of sexual harassment within his agency.…

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Closing Diagnostic Gap Requires Investments In Health Systems Strengthening

The Conversation: Health care is an essential human right — and so is a proper diagnosis Madhukar Pai, director of global health and professor at McGill University “…How can we deliver quality primary health care, if we can’t even diagnose common and priority conditions? And how can we detect and…

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Collaborative Action Vital To Preparing For Future Pandemics

Financial Times: Are we prepared for the next pandemic? Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times “…Our globalized world and love of travel makes it easy for pathogens to spread. But another significant problem is a dire lack of coordinated action. In theory, the U.S. has plenty of…

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As Lawmakers Prepare To Vote On Legalizing Abortion In Argentina, Country Could Become ‘Beacon For Choice,’ Women’s Rights In Region

New York Times: Misogyny, Femicide and an Unexpected Abortion Debate Jordana Timerman, journalist and editor of the Latin American Daily Briefing “…Lawmakers [in Argentina] are preparing to debate several bills that would legalize abortion within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The lower chamber of Congress is expected to vote…

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Global HIV Community Must Advocate For New Drugs To Treat Drug-Resistant HIV

SciDev.Net: World unprepared for a new HIV epidemic Edsel Maurice Salvana, director of molecular biology and biotechnology at the Philippine National Institutes of Health “…Progress in the treatment of HIV and AIDS has indeed been positive. … But concomitant to this success is an alarming jump in drug-resistant HIVs. ……

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Venezuelan Government Using Food, Health Care As ‘Mechanisms Of Social And Political Control’

New York Times: Hostages of Hunger in Venezuela Tamara Taraciuk Broner, senior Americas researcher at Human Rights Watch, and Rafael Uzcátegui, director of Provea (This article has been translated from Spanish to English by HRW.) “…In Venezuela’s upcoming presidential elections, many voters will go to the polls hungry and sick…

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