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Disability-Inclusive Development Vital To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Opinion: People with disabilities are the experts in disability-inclusive development Alexandra Kay, disability inclusion adviser at Scope Global “With the right levels of support, people with disabilities make highly effective development workers. … Here are five lessons we’ve learned about including people with disabilities in development programs. 1. Catalyze…

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Vaccines Affect Immune System In Broad Ways, Beyond Protecting Against Targeted Diseases

The Conversation: Vaccines have health effects beyond protecting against target diseases Christine Stabell Benn, professor of global health at the University of Southern Denmark “…[W]e now have evidence that a vaccine can change the immune response to subsequent unrelated infections in humans. This goes a long way to explaining how…

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Human Behavior, Lack Of Adequate Resources, Attention Prevent Progress In ‘Ebola Impasse’

Foreign Policy: Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal Laurie Garrett, founder of the Anthropos Initiative “…Despite having a tool kit at its disposal that is unrivaled — including a vaccine, new diagnostics, experimental treatments, and a strong body of knowledge regarding how to battle the hemorrhage-causing virus — the…

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U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act, Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: To Guarantee Women’s Rights Melvine P. Ouyo, student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and provider at Family Health Options Kenya “…Every day, young women … face inaccessible health care, domestic violence, delayed decision-making that leads to dangerous abortions, unintended pregnancy,…

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International Community Must Prioritize Maternal, Women’s Health In Efforts To Achieve UHC

Devex: Opinion: We must keep maternal health front and center of the UHC conversation Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi; Bineta Diop, African Union special envoy on women, peace, and security; Mary-Ann Etiebet, lead and executive director at MSD for Mothers; Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO at IntraHealth; Edna…

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Budget, Strategy Reforms At USAID Critical To Helping Countries Achieve Self-Reliance

Devex: Opinion: The toll of budget dysfunction on U.S. development leadership Susan Reichle, president and chief executive officer at the International Youth Foundation “…From shutdowns to delays, to other inefficiencies, the impact of a broken budget process takes an enormous toll on [America’s] ability to exert influence around the world.…

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Interests Of Pregnant, Lactating Women Must Be Considered In Lassa Fever Vaccine Development

STAT: As the world prepares to fight Lassa fever, the interests of pregnant women must be part of the planning Ruth A. Karron, director of the Center for Immunization Research and director of the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative; Carleigh Krubiner, policy fellow at the Center for Global Development; and Ruth…

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Lancet Editorial Discusses Politicization Of DRC’s Ebola Response

The Lancet: Was DR Congo’s Ebola virus outbreak used as a political tool? Editorial Board “From its very start, the people of DR Congo have perceived the Ebola response as politicized. … It is therefore a pity that their fears, at least in part, were proven to be justified. On…

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Efforts Needed To Address Disparities In Cervical Cancer

The Lancet: Cervical cancer: unequal progress Editorial Board “Cervical cancer — a disease affecting more than half a million women every year — is now largely preventable. And yet despite an effective vaccine being available for more than 13 years, it still caused 270,000 deaths globally in 2015, 90 percent…

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Trump Administration’s Talk Of Reallocating Foreign Aid Funding For Border Wall Represents ‘Worrisome Trend’

Washington Post: Will Trump go after foreign aid to pay for his border wall? Josh Rogin, columnist at the Washington Post “It’s bad enough that the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are victims of the government shutdown, given that America’s diplomats are currently in great…

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