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44 Developing Countries Commit To Accelerating WASH Efforts

Devex: Developing countries, partners renew WASH pledges “Up to 44 developing countries and their partners committed on Friday to accelerate efforts to provide basic sanitation to 2.5 billion people and clean drinking water for another 750 million across the globe. At the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meeting in…

High-Level Panel Discusses Importance Of Universal Health Care In Development Framework

Devex: New high-level support for universal health coverage “World Bank President Jim Kim convened an impressive panel on the sidelines of the bank’s spring meetings on Friday to lend their voices to the growing chorus of support for a global goal for universal health coverage by 2030. United Nations Secretary-General…

Development Partnership To Meet In Mexico; Group’s Report Notes Mixed Results

The Guardian: Global partnership gathers in Mexico amid faltering progress and skepticism “A gaggle of world leaders, diplomats, NGOs, corporate representatives, and think tanks will descend on a Mexico City conference center this week to continue their search for new solutions to old problems. According to the U.K.’s international development…

GPEDC Meetings Outline Need For More Effective Development Cooperation

News outlets report on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) meeting, which took place in Mexico City this week. Devex: Civil society concerns as global partnerships meeting ends in Mexico “Masked civil society representatives took the stage briefly on Wednesday at the closing plenary of the Global Partnership…

N. Carolina Can Serve As Global Health Innovation Hub

News & Observer: How N.C. is helping U.S. stay ahead of the curve in global health Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…So today, we’re changing the way we work. We’re emerging from our silos in global health and throwing open our gates to get experts and creative…

Global Health Forum To Discuss Acceleration Of Product Development, Delivery

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the foundation discusses this week’s Global Health Product Development Forum, which will convene in Seattle “to discuss how funders, researchers, NGOs, and private-sector companies can work together to accelerate the development and delivery…

Women Are Not ‘Commodities,’ Deserve Equal Rights, U.N. Official Says

The Guardian: Women must be treated as human beings, not commodities, says U.N. “Women and girls are not commodities and must be treated as human beings with equal rights to men, politicians from across the world who are gathered at a conference in Stockholm heard on Wednesday. Babatunde Osotimehin, the…

Canada Leading Efforts To Lower Preventable Deaths Among Women, Children

Opinion pieces address Canada’s work to prevent maternal and child deaths, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. National Post: Saving women and children in Tanzania, and around the world Laurie Hawn, member of parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Hermengild Mayunga, a senior consultant for the Tanzania Parliamentary…