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International Community Should Increase Efforts To Address Violence Against Women, Girls

The Lancet: Violence against women and girls: how far have we come? Editorial Board “…[A]lthough good examples of progress [addressing gender-based violence] exist, much more can be done. Addressing missed opportunities will be crucial moving forward. … As the problem of violence against women and girls is elevated in global…

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Cholera Outbreaks Represent ‘Shame On Our Society’; More Investment Needed To Stop Disease’s Spread In Haiti

Boston Globe: Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, infectious disease physician, senior health and policy adviser for Partners In Health, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital “…Colleagues in the Haitian government, nongovernmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies have…

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Sen. Graham, Other Presidential Candidates Must Support Additional PEPFAR Funding To Reach AIDS-Free Generation

New Hampshire Union Leader: Lindsey Graham’s Other Race Kate Bailey, health advocacy student at Sarah Lawrence College “…A potential government shutdown is looming on the horizon, and the real-world impacts of sequestration continue to severely threaten our abilities to reach an AIDS-free generation. … Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has not…

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Establishing New Governance Body Under WHO Could Improve Emergency Preparedness Coordination

Financial Times: Ebola is almost gone but the viral threat remains Anjana Ahuja, science commentator “…By the start of next year, four influential reports on post-Ebola global health governance will have been published; one … has already called for a separate body within WHO to coordinate emergency preparedness. Other reports…

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U.S. Should Take Action To End Drug-Resistant TB

Los Angeles Times: Do we have the will to stop TB? Caitlin Reed, director of the Inpatient Tuberculosis Unit at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and assistant professor of infectious diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine “…Both [extensively drug-resistant (XDR) and multi-drug resistant (MDR)] TB spring from the same…

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Philanthropic, Private Investments In WASH Essential To Achieve Development Goals

Devex: The sanitation challenge: What’s next after toilets? Brian Arbogast, director of the water, sanitation, and hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is] supporting work that includes the development of the next generation of toilets that are cheap to run without…

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International Community Must Enforce Medical Neutrality In Conflict Situations

New England Journal of Medicine: Attacks on Health Care in Syria — Normalizing Violations of Medical Neutrality? Michele Heisler, Elise Baker, and Donna McKay, all affiliated with Physicians for Human Rights “…When health care systems come under assault, the losses are far greater than the toll of health workers killed…

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Addressing Men’s Health Essential For Improving Global Health Overall

Global Health NOW: Men: A New Global Health Challenge Peter Baker, director of Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) “…The state of men’s health around the world has been overlooked by most national governments and international health organizations for far too long. Policymakers talk about gender mainstreaming but, in reality,…

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International Community Should Prioritize Efforts To End Preventable Preterm Deaths

Devex: The missing LINC in the newborn survival agenda: Prevention Leith Greenslade, vice chair at the MDG Health Alliance “…[The Public Private Partnership to Prevent Preterm Birth] aims to demonstrate that preterm birth rates can be significantly reduced by addressing four ‘LINC’ risk factors — lifestyle, infection, nutrition, and contraception…

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Ending Malaria Requires Coordinated, Sustained Efforts, Partnerships

Huffington Post: Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in Southern Africa Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Richard Kamwi, Elimination 8 ambassador and former minister of health of Namibia “…[A]s we chart a course to save more lives and eliminate [malaria], our…

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