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Opinion Pieces Examine Role Of Reliable Data In Development Progress

The Guardian: If we want to end poverty, we need to be able to measure it properly Sabina Alkire, director of OPHI and professor at George Washington University “…By pinpointing exactly how and where people are poor, national [multidimensional poverty indexes (MPIs)] enable governments to better target their resources and…

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Vigilant Monitoring, Especially In Hospitals, Crucial To Stopping Spread Of MERS

New York Times: Coping With Outbreaks of MERS Editorial Board “…Officials at the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have expressed confidence that the disease is not yet a global emergency. But a series of medical errors in South Korea shows what can happen to…

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U.N. Must Develop Policies To Protect Local Populations From Disease Importation By Peacekeepers

Foreign Affairs: Peace and Pestilence Adam Houston, global health and human rights advocate “…The Haitian cholera epidemic, which has resulted in more than 730,000 infections and 8,900 deaths since 2010, originated with U.N. peacekeepers. This tragedy serves as a warning, as yet largely unheeded, about preventing those sent to help…

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Fathers Play Important Roles In Maternal, Child Health

Huffington Post: On Taking Time to Be a Father Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA executive director “…Today, I am a father of five grown children and grandfather of four grandchildren. I have witnessed first-hand the time and care that goes into giving children the best start in life. So this week, as…

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U.S. Food For Peace Critical For Addressing Hunger In Yemen

Huffington Post: Food for Peace: A Lifeline for Yemen William Lambers, author and journalist “…The United States Food for Peace program must lead in building the international coalition to save Yemen from famine. A peace plan cannot succeed without this vital ingredient of food. A generation of Yemeni children can be…

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Streamlining Health Data Collection Important, But More Effort Needed To Monitor NCDs

The Lancet: Global health metrics and NCDs: are our perceptions years behind the data? Editorial Board “Data collection is an inherent part of health care and is crucial for evaluating disease trends, planning health services, and monitoring progress. Good quality data shines a light on areas of need, success, and…

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Addressing Childhood Obesity Critical, Requires Societal, Systems Change

The Lancet: Managing the tide of childhood obesity Editorial Board “In less than one generation, the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has risen in most high-income countries … Obesity is also on the rise in low-income and middle-income countries, with undernutrition-related stunting and obesity creating a double burden of…

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G7 Leaders Must Follow Global Health Commitments With Actions

The Lancet: The G7 and global health: inaction or incisive leadership? Editorial Board “…This latest G7 Summit seems to have attracted more criticism than usual. We believe this condemnation is unfair. What was shown in Germany is that G7 leaders can agree on the importance of crucial universal issues –…

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Devex Opinion Piece Outlines Strategies To Attain ‘Right To Health For All’

Devex: 5 ways to achieve the right to health for all by 2030 Dearbhla Crosse, communications officer at Action for Global Health “…Action for Global Health, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Stop AIDS Alliance and partners held a high-level panel at this year’s European Development Days in…

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Funding, Implementing WHO’s International Health Regulations Best Way To Ensure Global Health Security

JAMA: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: A Global Health Challenge Lawrence O. Gostin of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and Daniel Lucey of the Georgetown University School of Medicine “…A critical lesson from SARS, Ebola, and now MERS is that health settings…

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