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USAID Working To Accelerate MDG Progress For Women, Children

Huffington Post: 500 Days Until the MDG Deadline: Accelerating Progress for Women and Children Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID “…USAID is working in support of Every Woman Every Child to end preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. We have sought to accelerate progress toward the…

Investing In Women Key To MDG Success

Devex: How investing in women drives MDG success Leith Greenslade, vice chair of the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and co-chair of Child Health at the MDG Health Alliance “The great lesson of the Millennium Development Goals is that women hold the…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Wall Street Journal: WHO Is Responsible? Editorial Board Noting comments made Monday by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attributing the Ebola epidemic to “the result of neglect of ‘fundamental public health infrastructures,’” and, “‘Because Ebola has historically been confined to poor African nations. The R&D incentive is virtually nonexistent,’” the editorial…

Revitalized Global Partnership Can Ensure That Women Live Violence-Free

Inter Press Service: Ending Violence Against Women — A Global Responsibility Lakshmi Puri, assistant secretary general of the United Nations and deputy executive director of U.N. Women “Addressing violence against women, in all of its forms, is a global imperative and should be one of the international community’s top priorities,…

Development Progress Made in Haiti, Continued International Support Needed

Huffington Post: Haiti Is on the Turn Denis O’Brien, founder and chairman of Digicel “While [Haiti] has received significant investments from foreign aid and private partners, more still remains to be done to help the Haitian people create self-sufficient communities. … What’s required is international support with the Haitian government…

Brazilian Organization Serves As Model For ‘Holistic’ Anti-Poverty Programs

Huffington Post: An Action Plan to Help Sick Kids Break out of Poverty Hans Hickler of Brazil Child Health “Brazil Child Health (known in Brazil by its Portuguese name, Associação Saúde Criança) supports underserved, poor women with chronically sick children and their families. Most of these families live in the…

U.N. Campaign To Address ‘Hidden’ Issue Of Statelessness

The Guardian: Statelessness is an evil that has been hidden for too long Hélène Lambert, professor of international law at the University of Westminster in London “[Tuesday], the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) launched its campaign to end statelessness by 2024 … This is an ambitious task, almost bold, yet feasible…

Opinion Pieces Address Ebola Quarantines, Development Of Treatments, Vaccines

New England Journal of Medicine: Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic’s Lessons for Ebola Gregg Gonsalves, HIV/AIDS activist and co-director of the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health, and Peter Staley, HIV/AIDS activist “For those of us who…

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