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Together We Can Defeat Three Deadly Diseases

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 10:39 AM

Liberia and Sweden might seem to be worlds apart. But in today's interconnected world, the challenge of defeating poverty, gender inequality and infectious diseases is truly part of a single universal aspiration. And this is where our two nations - one in Europe, one in Africa - meet as members...

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Our Fight, Our Future

(18) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 10:16 AM

People often ask me if I feel pressure as the first democratically elected female leader of an African nation. It's a fair question, but the pressure I feel should be the same felt by all African leaders: to improve the lives of Africans.

I joined fellow African Heads of State...

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Time for the Big Push to Defeat Malaria

(6) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 10:42 AM

Moments of historic greatness are rarely realized by a single actor. Instead, they require the work of partners, with a sense of shared responsibility and coordinated action. The Big Push to defeat malaria is no different. In the past 10 years, partners working together have reversed malaria's spread and prevented...

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Progress Against Malaria At Risk

(5) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 12:53 PM

The World Health Organization's World Malaria Report 2012, released this week, underscores the continued progress against the disease coupled with the increasingly urgent threat of resurgence in the absence of increased funding.

The report notes that 50 countries are on track to reduce their malaria case incidence by 75% by...

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Malaria's Defeat, Africa's Future

(38) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 9:54 AM

Africa is taking command of its future by tackling an ancient plague: malaria.

Supported by the lessons learned from the decade to "roll back malaria," which produced a 33 percent decline in malaria deaths in Africa between 2000 and 2010, 41 African presidents have now signed on to end deaths...

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Substantial Progress Against Malaria in Africa

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2011 | 6:55 PM

We have encouraging news out of Africa this week of World Malaria Day, as we take stock of the illness and death caused by this longtime scourge.

Eleven countries in Africa had slashed the number of confirmed malaria cases, malaria-related hospital admissions or deaths by more than 50 percent by...

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Only Good Governance Can Guarantee Africa Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

(36) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 9:52 AM

If the MDGs are a report card on the progress of developing nations, the message this week will be, "Must try harder." Sub-Saharan Africa has made great progress and seen remarkable economic growth, with many countries bucking the global recession. But all of us gathering in New York know that...

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Taking Women's Rights Seriously

(243) Comments | Posted August 23, 2009 | 10:23 PM

The sustained degradation and subjugation of girls and women remains the world's most pervasive human rights violation.

Today, well over 100 million are 'missing' because of increased mortality from inequality and neglect and the majority of the 2.4 million victims of human trafficking, which treats people as products, are female....

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