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Urgent Global Action Needed To Fight World's Leading Killers

John R. Seffrin | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
John R. Seffrin

Efforts to tackle noncommunicable diseases should not rest solely on the shoulders of governments and multilaterals. If we are to bring these diseases under control, we must have a commitment and cooperation from all sectors.

Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep In Mind

Dr. Ciro de Quadros | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ciro de Quadros

The 2012 G8 summit offers an important moment for global leaders to signal to the rest of the world that immunization and vaccine development programs are a top priority. They should not let this opportunity pass them by.

It's Time For Rich Countries To Uphold Their Promise To Help Poor Countries

Mahamadou Issoufou | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Mahamadou Issoufou

We can fight back against this lethal cocktail of climate change and extreme poverty. In fact, we created a plan on how to fight hunger in Niger, both in the short term and in the long term, so we can finally pull ourselves out of this cycle of crisis.

Will The G8 Be A Historic Success Or Just Another Meeting?

Neil Watkins | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Neil Watkins

There is no lack of motivation to address global hunger at this summit, but it is how they are going about it that is causing concern.

A Mother's Toughest Question: How Will I Feed My Children?

Lane Hartill | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Lane Hartill

President Obama, to borrow Dr. Martin Luther King's phrase, we are in the "fierce urgency of now." The G8 needs to find the political will to end malnutrition. Pledge to save 15 million children from chronic malnourishment. Don't just say it; do it.

Put Nutrition And Hunger On G8 Table At Camp David

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

The G8 summit is expected to produce a new "food security initiative" which is likely to have a strong focus on the private sector's contribution to increasing food production and, we fear, not enough on nutrition.