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Progress On Health-Related SDGs Varies Widely By Country, Lancet Report Shows

Agence France-Presse: Mixed report for global health progress “The world has made progress in curbing infant mortality, stunted growth, and other poverty-driven problems, while obesity, alcohol abuse, and partner violence has risen, a major review of U.N. health goals said Wednesday…” (Le Roux, 9/21). Bloomberg News: America Is Not the…

Melinda Gates Discusses Efforts To Place Women, Girls At Center Of Development, Health Efforts

Macleans: Melinda Gates on sexism, contraceptives, and global development “…The [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] has just pledged US$80 million over three years to improve data collection on the situation of women and girls in the world. The 52-year-old philanthropist spoke with L’actualité magazine ahead of a Montreal conference later…

Devex Examines Gates Foundation’s Grant Funding For 2015

Devex: Top Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant implementers for 2015 “…The Gates Foundation has five main program areas: global development, global health, global policy and advocacy, communications, and U.S. programs. Global development has consistently garnered the bulk of the foundation’s grant funding, but in 2015 the foundation reported a…

PMA2020 Project Uses Mobile Technology To Improve Access To Family Planning, Reproductive Health Data

SciDev.Net: Mobile tech enables family planning data access “…Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020), which uses … mobile technology, provides information useful for reporting, planning, operational decisions, and advocacy at the community, country, and global levels. The project is currently implemented in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa — Burkina Faso,…

GAVI’s INFUSE Workshop Aims To Help Health Startups Expand Projects

The Verge: This Bill Gates-backed fund wants to ‘disrupt’ vaccine delivery in poor countries “…Last week, GAVI took its first steps into the world of health startups, with the launch of its INFUSE workshop — a two-day event held down the street from its Geneva headquarters. Around 60 companies and…

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