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More Aid, Community Level Approaches Needed To Address Cholera In Yemen, MSF Warns

Médecins Sans Frontières: Yemen: Urgent need for aid in remote areas to stop cholera deaths This post discusses MSF’s warning that despite a slowing in the number of new cases of cholera in Yemen over the past 10 days, “many people in remote areas are still dying needlessly … Unless aid is increased urgently and…More

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Improving Food Security In Africa Requires Sustainable Solutions

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food For Thought”: Guest Commentary — Food Security, Sustainable Agricultural Production, and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa As part of a Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2017 Next Generation Delegates blog series, Oluwafemi Abiodun Ajayi, MSc candidate at the University of Hohenheim and 2017 Next Generation delegate, discusses food insecurity…More

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“Science Speaks” Provides Wrap-Up Of IAS 2017 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: An IAS 2017 wrap-up: Between unprecedented success and unprecedented threats, HIV fight confronts complacency, apathy — and resistance Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses reports released and presentations made during the IAS 2017 conference and their implications for the global HIV response (8/3).

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New CGD Working Group Focuses On Future Of Global Health Procurement

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: The Changing Landscape of Global Health Procurement: Acting Now to Prepare for the Future Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of global health policy at CGD, and Janeen Madan Keller, policy analyst at CGD, discuss the efforts of CGD’s new working group on the future…More

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Political Leadership, Funding For Breastfeeding Vital To Improving Global Health

The Lancet: Breastfeeding: a missed opportunity for global health Editorial Board “No country in the world meets the recommended standards for economic investment and implementation of policies supporting mothers to breastfeed. These are the stark findings of a new report, released on Aug 1, 2017, to mark World Breastfeeding Week. … Breastfeeding offers children and…More

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Increasing Pharmaceutical Innovation, Ensuring Health Coverage For All Necessary To Address…

First Post: Affordable, safe health care is an urgent need; use political will to boost innovation in pharma Bejon Misra, founder of Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India “…[The] changing burden of disease [in India], from communicable to non-communicable, can only be countered by ensuring affordable and effective health care at the community level. For…More

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Uganda Proposes Budget Cuts To Family Planning Efforts In Country

allAfrica/The East African: Uganda Threatens to Reduce Funding to Family Planning “Uganda is planning to cut back on funding for family planning activities, which could jeopardize its plans to attain middle-income status by 2020. Though reasons for the cutback are yet to be given, sources say the government is banking on donors to step in…More

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USAID Should Narrow Focus, Reduce Global Footprint, Explicitly Support National Security…

Devex: Opinion: Rethinking USAID selection criteria Michael Miklaucic, senior fellow with the Institute for National Strategic Studies, and director of research, information, and publications at the Center for Complex Operations (CCO) at the National Defense University “…[USAID should] repurpose itself to accept a narrower, but more focused role, drastically reduce the scope of its work…More

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Global Community Must ‘Overhaul’ Approach To Humanitarian Assistance In Africa

Project Syndicate: Empowering Africa’s Humanitarians Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, regional director for Africa for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “The scale of human suffering currently engulfing drought-stricken Somalia is almost indescribable. … [U]nless the international community overhauls its approach to delivering aid in Africa, the cycle of suffering will continue. … The…More

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Intellectual Property Watch Examines Report On U.S. Global Health R&D Investment

Intellectual Property Watch: Report Shows Benefits Of U.S. Investment In Global Health R&D “A recent report from a global health advocacy group in Washington, D.C. shows the importance to the United States of U.S. government investment in global health research and development and argues that more investment would have a tremendous positive impact on lives…More

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U.S. Congress Should Not Jeopardize Women’s Health, Ability To Make Own Health Decisions

The Hill: Republicans are using the appropriations process to attack women’s health Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee “…I and several colleagues offered amendments to [the House Appropriations bill to] guarantee that women have access to necessary health services and are empowered to make health decisions based on their own needs…More

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Reach Act Could Help Accelerate Reduction Of Preventable Maternal, Newborn, Child Deaths…

Huffington Post: Reach Act Would Reinforce America’s Moral Leadership and Save the Lives of Moms and Kids Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network, and Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S. “…[The Reach Every Mother and Child Act] would dramatically accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths worldwide —…More

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Strengthening Global Health Security, Engaging Variety Of Stakeholders Necessary To Prepare For…

STAT: Ebola scare shows that the world is still not ready for a major disease outbreak Gabrielle Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Panorama “When cases of Ebola were detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May, local officials moved swiftly and global resources were rushed to help them. By the time the World…More

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Cases Of Blindness Anticipated To Triple By 2050, Researchers Say

BBC News: Global blindness set to ‘triple by 2050’ “The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades, researchers suggest. Writing in Lancet Global Health, they predict cases will rise from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, if treatment is not improved by better funding…” (Mazumdar,…More

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