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New Public-Private Partnerships To Train Health Workers Key To Achieving UHC

Devex: New partnerships essential for global health success Ben Simms, chief executive of the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) “…Without a major effort to recruit and educate health workers, how can the commitment to achieve universal health coverage be realized? Greater emphasis needs to be placed on supporting and…

Ukraine Must Immediately Launch Comprehensive Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign

The Guardian: Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine “Next week a nationwide polio vaccination campaign should start in Ukraine. I say should because we’ve been here before. The campaign should have actually started weeks ago. … [A] number of…

All Countries Should Be Included In Efforts To Reach SDGs

The Hill: New Sustainable Development Goals, but what of nations left behind? David Vanderpool, trauma surgeon and founder of LiveBeyond “…The success [the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] achieved through the concerted efforts of the U.N., world governments, and large and small non-governmental organizations (NGOs) was stunning. … However, not all…

Improved Data Needed To Bolster Food Systems, Reach Zero Hunger

The Guardian: To end malnutrition, we must step up to the plate with data on what people eat Lawrence Haddad, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, and Patrick Webb, professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy “…[A]ttempts to modify or influence food…

Congress Should Support U.S. Efforts To End Child Marriage Worldwide

The Hill: Ending the cycle of child marriage: The U.S. can and should act now Sarah Degnan Kambou, president of the International Center for Research on Women, and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) “…Recognizing that child marriage is a barrier to global development, Congress passed and the president signed into law…

MSF Hospital Bombing ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Examine Humanitarian Protections Under Geneva Conventions

The Lancet: What are the Geneva Conventions for? Editorial Board “…Despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s apology for the bombing [of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan,] and promise of a full investigation, MSF demands a full transparent and independent international investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission…

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