Kaiser Health News, an independent news service editorially, is a scheduled plan of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. African leaders, worldwide community must act in commitments produced at London family planning summit In this UNFPA opinion piece, Babatunde Osotimehin, U.N. Under-secretary-general and UNFPA executive director, and Sharon Camp, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, reflect on last month’s London Summit on Family Preparation, where leaders from 18 African countries made unprecedented commitments – – financially and politically – – to reinforce their family planning applications, and highlight [a] brand-new study by the Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA [that] displays there’s been minimal improvement in addressing the contraceptive requirements of African women during the past four years.‘Therefore, it’s no real surprise that doctors after that don’t deal with addiction because they don’t really know how to do it, they don’t have the skills, they don’t have the knowledge, and they don’t have the self-confidence,’ she says. Cunningham and her colleagues note that multiple research have found discrimination on the part of doctors in prescribing and monitoring opioids. Prescription painkiller abuse frequently involves white, middle-aged people not considered to match the profile of drug addicts. ‘When the face of addiction doesn’t match what people have historically had in their mind, they may have different treatment methods,’ Cunningham observes. Figures from the CDC present the highest rates of overdose deaths from prescription opioid painkillers come from whites between the age group of 45 and 54.