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USAID Administrator Urges Journalists To Cover Important World Issues, Including Global Health

“Journalists have a responsibility to cover important world issues and stories, urged Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator of USAID, while speaking at an event at Harvard University on Thursday evening,” GlobalPost reports. “He was welling with emotion as he told this story” of a Somali mother fleeing to Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp “to a gathering of journalists and experts on global health at a forum sponsored by GlobalPost, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism,” the news service writes.

“‘We and the community of people who fight for global health and child survival have to do a better job of linking this story to others around the world. Being able to tell this story is something that frankly those of us who have been working for a while in global health don’t do nearly as well as we should,'” Shah said, according to GlobalPost (Karimjee, 12/9).

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