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Hello world! Happy International Women’s Day! There’s a bunch of really cool things going on today, including an International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium at the Chicago Club from 7:30am to 1pm (go! right now!!!), so make sure you don’t miss all the really interesting events happening today! Here’s the official website for more info.

In GlobeMed news, this week we recapped our discussions from last week (see previous postings!) about the WHO and Stop TB Partnership, HIV/AIDS in South Africa, the Anti-Vaccination Movement, and the cholera outbreak in Haiti. We also talked about the research concerning the baby who was cured of HIV/AIDS, and what that means for the future of global health.

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW TO GET YOUR WEEKEND OFF TO AN AWESOME START!
1. Support ONE, stand up to fight against extreme poverty.
2. Tell your representative in Congress about how important it is to support Save the Children, to provide children around the world with food, safety, medical care, and education. Basic rights, y’all.
3. Support the US Global Leadership Coalition to oppose further cuts to the International Affairs Budget (we don’t want cuts to humanitarian and development efforts!).

Peace, love, and healthy equity!

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