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Primary health care takes center stage this week in Astana, Kazakhstan

This week, Dana Hovig director of Integrated Delivery will be among the thousands of leaders and global health experts gathering in Kazakhstan to reaffirm their commitment to the Alma-Ata Declaration. The conference will be a chance to celebrate the global health successes of the past 40 years—progress in vaccines, family planning, malaria, HIV treatment, and more—while also exploring what next steps are needed to finally achieve health for all.
By Ryan Bell Feature Writer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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The demographic dividend and youth in sub-Saharan Africa

2018 marks the final year of the African Youth Decade. If the vision and mission of the African Union are to be realized, Africa needs deliberate efforts to accelerate social development that give high priority to youth empowerment and development.
By Anastasia Gage Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine