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Investing In Community Health Systems, Workers Critical To Preventing Future Epidemics

Huffington Post: Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Preventing the Next Ebola Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health and associate physician in the division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; and Jeffrey Walker, co-author of ‘The Generosity Network’ “…At the core of…

Private Sector ‘Central’ To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre “…Small and medium-sized enterprises will be central to achieving the inclusive economic growth promised by the post-2015 development agenda. … The development financing challenge has been described as the need to go from…

Innovative, Sustainable Financing Key To Health Equity, Improving Child, Maternal Survival

State Department’s “DipNote”: Sustainable Finance is Key to Health Equity Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, discusses the importance of implementing innovative and sustainable financing to promote health equity, including the launch of a new partnership and development financing mechanism called…

WHO Must Undergo Structural Reforms To More Effectively Respond To Global Emergencies

JAMA: Critical Choices for the WHO After the Ebola Epidemic Lawrence O. Gostin, professor at Georgetown University, director of the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, and director of the WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights “…When the 68th World Health Assembly convened on…

Ban Calls For ‘Flexibility, Compromise,’ Ethiopian PM Urges Innovation On Development Funding At FFD3

News outlets report on the opening of the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) taking place this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief urges ‘flexibility, compromise’ at development summit “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for ‘flexibility and compromise’ at a development financing summit that…

U.N. Calls For Greater Investments In MCH, Malaria, Gender Equality At FFD3

The U.N. News Centre publishes several articles examining actions at the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) taking place this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. U.N. News Centre: ADDIS: U.N. and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality “…The Global Financing Facility (GFF) will support Secretary-General…

Global Community Must Prioritize LDCs In Development Agenda

Inter Press Service: Opinion: FFD Must Deliver for Least Developed Countries Gyan Chandra Acharya, under secretary general and high representative for the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing states at the U.N. “…Despite the aspirations of the post-2015 development agenda, it must be recognized that the…