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Post-2015 Nutrition Target Should Be More Ambitious

The Guardian: Getting a nutrition goal is great, but we need a more ambitious target Glen Tarman, international advocacy director for Action Against Hunger “Nutrition did not feature strongly enough in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Persistently high levels of hunger and undernutrition in many countries mean that these issues…

First Lady Of Kenya Leading Efforts To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate

Huffington Post: Kenya Is Poised to End Maternal Deaths, Led by the First Lady Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. global AIDS coordinator “Kenya is amongst the 10 most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6,000 and 8,000 women die every year during childbirth; the current maternal mortality rate is 488…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. The Lancet: National armies for global health? “October 2014 has seen unprecedented deployment of both U.S. and British military personnel to support the efforts in West Africa against the Ebola crisis. … As the DoD has recognized,…

Tanzania Should Implement Plan To Cut Child Marriage Rates

Inter Press Service: Keeping All Girls in School is One Way to Curb Child Marriage in Tanzania Agnes Odhiambo, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch covering sub-Saharan Africa “…A new HRW report, ‘No Way Out: Child Marriage and Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania,’ takes a hard look at…

HIV Presents Specific Challenges In Vaccine Development

Huffington Post: HIV/AIDS Presents an Unprecedented Challenge to Developing a Vaccine Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology “As the world focuses on Ebola, we must not forget that HIV/AIDS presents a far greater challenge in the world of vaccines. … Unlike Ebola, at the heart of the…

Post-2015 Agenda Should Focus On Sustainable Development

Huffington Post: For Post-2015, International Community Should Focus on Enabling Sustainable Development Ulysses Smith, chair of the New York City Bar Association’s United Nations Committee “Now that the high-level meetings have concluded, and the echoing of motorcade sirens has faded from the canyons of Manhattan’s East Side, it is time…

Opinion Pieces Touch On Issues Related To Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss issues related to the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Washington Post: A global attention on disease gives Bill Gates his moment Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…In a tragic, unsought sense, this is [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill] Gates’s moment. The focus of his life –…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: It’s Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis Chernor Bah, global youth advocate Livemint: India’s vulnerability against Ebola Shyamal Banerjee, columnist New York Times: CDC Ebola Guidelines Aren’t Good Enough for Some States Philip Boffey, New York Times editorial writer The Hill: Is…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Ambition, Innovation

The Guardian: Eliminating malaria: how close can we get? James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., and Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More U.S. “…Thanks to more than a decade of dramatic progress in reducing cases of and deaths from malaria, such an ambitious goal — to…

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