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U.S. Approach To Foreign Aid Should Be ‘Principle-Based’

The Hill: Better foreign aid Former Representative Mark Green (R-Wis.), president of the International Republican Institute (IRI), and Rob Mosbacher, chair of the board of directors for the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), both co-chairs for the Consensus for Development Reform “…[The Consensus for Development Reform (CDR)] proposes a simple,…

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Essay Discusses Social, Political Responses, Successes In Global AIDS Epidemic

The Conversation: AIDS: how far the world has come and how far it needs to go to get to zero Lawrence O. Gostin, professor of global health & director of the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University “There is no story in global health as transformative, awe-inspiring, and yet as tragic…

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Congress Should Increase FY17 U.S. Funding For Global WASH, Education Programs

The Hill: Obama’s budget addresses extreme poverty, but Congress must do more Judith Rowland, U.S. policy & advocacy manager at the Global Poverty Project “…[W]hile [President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request] shows strong support for life-saving vaccines and polio eradication, it misses the mark on funding for clean water, sanitation,…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Women’s Reproductive Rights, Strengthening Health Systems In Light Of Zika Outbreak

Project Syndicate: Zika and Reproductive Rights Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…The Zika crisis has highlighted an obvious reality: Not providing women with reproductive health information and services places their lives — and those of their children — at grave risk. … The movement for reproductive…

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Editorial, Letter To Editor Discuss Issues Surrounding U.S. Response To Zika Virus

San Jose Mercury News: Support Obama plan to help stop Zika where it started Editorial Board “…Americans should get behind President Obama’s $1.8 billion proposal to keep the [Zika] virus from spreading from South America to the United States. … Congress should approve the request and get the president’s plan…

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Global Community Must Work To End Child Marriage

The Guardian: Love conquers all? Not for child brides unable to choose sweetheart or spouse Ashley Judd, humanitarian, writer, and actor “…Child marriage is both a cause and a consequence of poverty and gender inequality. … Our leaders have agreed that we need to end poverty and fight inequality, and…

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Privatizing Foreign Aid Could Cut Down On Corruption

The Hill: Where does U.S. foreign aid money go? Claudia R. Williamson, assistant professor of economics at Mississippi State University “…[I]n a recent paper examining the effectiveness of [U.S. foreign aid] contributions and the practices of the agencies that distribute them, my colleague and I find that these acts of…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Potential Unintended Consequences Of Zika Response

Huffington Post: Zika and Rubella: Vaccine Lessons for Our Future Robert Marion, chief of genetic medicine in the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center “…The [MMR vaccine that helped curb rubella-related congenital abnormalities] was almost a miracle. But one…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Humanitarian Response To Syrian Conflict

Devex: Syria not just a humanitarian crisis, but a development one too Paige Alexander, assistant administrator of the Bureau for the Middle East at USAID, and Thomas H. Staal, senior deputy assistant administrator at USAID “…The U.S. government is leading the humanitarian response inside Syria — and even as we…

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Global Community Must Coordinate Efforts To Eradicate Polio

New England Journal of Medicine: A World Free of Polio — The Final Steps Manish Patel, member of the Task Force for Global Health, and Walter Orenstein, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center “…[In the process of removing all oral polio vaccines (OPVs) over the long term, c]oordinated communication…

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