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October 24 2014

From ONE Fri Oct 24 2014, 11:59:43

Post last updated October 23rd, 2014 Overview ONE's health portfolio has traditionally focused on issues that have had centuries-long impact on African communities: AIDS, TB, malaria, vaccine-preventable diseases, and other drivers of maternal and child deaths. The emergence of the West African Ebola outbreak has forced us to take a fresh look at our health portfolio...

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From ONE Fri Oct 24 2014, 11:11:24

Congratulations to TJ Harvey, October's ONE Member of the Month! TJ is the reigning star of ONE in the great state of Mississippi. He has been active in Mississippi politics for many years, and has had an interest in global issues since college, when he participated in the Institute of International Mediation and Conflict Resolution...

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From ONE Fri Oct 24 2014, 11:07:18

This piece is excerpted from a post on USAID by Morgana Wingard. While the Ebola virus is devastating Liberia's health system, beyond the spotlight, the crisis is having an equally damaging impact on the economy. Sales have plummeted in Waterside Market--an economic hub in downtown Monrovia where Liberians trek to buy commodities like fresh fish from the...

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From ONE Fri Oct 24 2014, 11:03:47

As the #HeforShe movement reminded us, taking a stand for women and girls is taking a stand for humanity. It's not just a fight for women, but for men, too.  We asked 6 guys brave enough to attend the ONE Girls and Women blogger summit (where 95% of the attendees are ladies) to tell us why they -...

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October 23 2014

From ONE Thu Oct 23 2014, 09:32:35

By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.  Today, I call for urgent funding to meet the reproductive health needs of women and mothers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. As these nations fight the devastating impact of Ebola, pregnant women face a double...

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October 22 2014

From ONE Wed Oct 22 2014, 16:24:13

Tomorrow, ONE Girls and Women is kicking off the first ever AYA Summit for digital influencers. Named after a hardy West African fern, the AYA represents endurance and resourcefulness--just like so many girls and women across the world. The AYA Summit will take place at Google's DC headquarters and will focus on issues facing women and...

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From ONE Wed Oct 22 2014, 14:52:49

By Mandy Slutsker, the Senior Associate for TB at ACTION, a global partnership of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty. Every day, hundreds of people with a deadly disease are being turned away from clinics and hospitals. Without proper treatment, they are asked to return home and are...

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From ONE Wed Oct 22 2014, 13:15:39

I'd just asked the kids clustered in the classroom, "Which of you is about 14 years old, or born around the year 2000?". A swarm of hands shot up, and with the help of Happy, a local youth activist from the excellent Restless Development, we picked out 15 teens that will be 15 in 2015....

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From ONE Wed Oct 22 2014, 11:29:17

Wednesday, October 22 3:00 - 6:00 pm - Registration, The Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave NW 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Cocktails at The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O St NW   Thursday, October 23 7:45 - 8:35 am - Buses depart hotel to Google, 25 Massachusetts Ave NW 8:00 - 9:15 am - Breakfast...

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From ONE Wed Oct 22 2014, 10:14:06

Patricia Amira has carved a stellar career path in radio and television. Creator and content-driver of her own 'The Patricia Show', broadcast on four continents, she is committed to presenting a rounded view to modern day issues. In addition, she is developing avenues in which this view can be more effectively utilized in media storytelling....

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