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Focus On Health During Birth, Of Newborns Needed To End Preventable Child Deaths

The Lancet: Ending preventable child deaths: addressing the high-risk days after birth Colin Mathers, senior scientist at the WHO “…For the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, WHO and other U.N. agencies are discussing a goal to ‘end preventable child deaths’ with a proposed 2030 target of 25 or fewer under-five deaths…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and response. New York Times: Keeping Ebola at Bay Editorial Board “The Ebola cases in the United States show that American hospitals and public health officials have much to learn about effective ways to protect health care…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Food Security, Hunger

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding food security in recognition of World Food Day on October 16. Devex: 5 things we can do to better ensure food security Dyno Keatinge, director general of AVRDC, the World Vegetable Center, and chair of the Association of International Research and Development Centers…

Congress Should Overturn Policy Restricting U.S. Global Family Planning Funding

Daily Beast: Time for U.S. to Support Abortion for Rape Victims in Other Countries Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federal of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund “…[T]he U.S. needs to end a 40-year-old policy that blocks women in other countries from accessing abortion. This law, known as the…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the ongoing Ebola outbreak. New York Times: Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola Editorial Board “Cuba is an impoverished island that remains largely cut off from the world … Yet, having pledged to deploy hundreds of medical professionals to the front…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss various issues surrounding the Ebola epidemic. Wall Street Journal: Poll: Most Americans Positive About Ebola Response Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family Foundation “…[T]he American people have remained levelheaded [about Ebola in the U.S.]. … The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted…

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…

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…

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