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Access To Safe Abortion Critical To Lowering Global Maternal Mortality Rate

The Guardian: Illegal abortions are killing women and aid restrictions are just making it worse Hannah Mitchell, physician based in Botswana “…What is stopping women from accessing safe abortions? The first is restrictive laws in their own countries, which can extend to a ban. … The second barrier is the…

In CGD Podcast, Jim O’Neill Discusses Ways To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: ‘Google For Doctors’: How the G20 and World Bank Can Help Tackle Antibiotic Resistance — Podcast with Lord Jim O’Neill Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Lord Jim O’Neill, a minister in the U.K. Treasury, about the…

Ending AIDS Requires Vigorous, Generous Global Efforts

New York Times: The World Could End AIDS if It Tried Editorial Board “The world has made so much progress in reducing the spread of AIDS and treating people with HIV that the epidemic has receded from the public spotlight. Yet by any measure the disease remains a major threat…

Ireland’s Abortion Law Discriminatory, Inhumane To Women, U.N. Human Rights Committee Finds

Associated Press: U.N.: Ireland’s abortion ban is cruel, discriminatory to women “Ireland’s abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory, cruel, and degrading treatment and should be ended immediately for cases involving fatal fetal abnormalities, U.N. human rights experts said Thursday…” (Pogatchnik, 6/9). The Atlantic: United Nations Panel Tells Ireland to Change…

Addressing Challenge Of Food Waste Critical To Sustainable Development

Huffington Post: The Immorality of Food Waste Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety “…[Food waste] is indeed one of the most critical challenges facing the world over the coming decades. Despite dwindling resources, the erosion of soil, and the impact of climate change amongst other problems, we…

Thailand First Asian Nation To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission; Belarus, Armenia Also Reach Milestone, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO “Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against the disease…” (6/8). Associated Press: Thailand, Belarus, Armenia eliminate mother-child HIV spread “…Cuba became…

Humanosphere Discusses Aid Air Drops In Syria

Humanosphere: Russia stands in the way of humanitarian air drops in Syria Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy writes, “With roughly 20 towns and cities under siege in Syria, the best possible way to provide assistance to people cut off from food and other supplies is through air drops. The U.N. wants…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Funding For, Private Investment In SDGs

The Guardian: The missing development trillions: how you would fund the SDGs Rachel Banning-Lover and Guardian readers “More than 50 people shared their ideas on where the sector will find over $3tn a year to fund the Sustainable Development Goals. Here’s a selection of our favorites..” (6/3). Project Syndicate: Spurring…

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