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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…

Private Capital Investments, Facilitated By Development Aid, Can Help Achieve SDGs

Wall Street Journal: The Healthy Turn From Aid to Investment Grete Faremo, executive director of the U.N. Office for Project Services “…[P]rivate capital, domestic and foreign, is a larger potential source than aid for investing in Africa’s future. Finding ways to put that private capital to good use — by…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Proper Investments

Skoll World Forum: Raising Returns and Saving Lives: Malaria Control is Smart Business Brian Brink, chair of the Private Sector Constituency for Health in the Southern African Development Community Region “…There is no acceptable excuse for a high burden of malaria in any region — it is simply a case…

Experts Gather At WHO Meeting To Discuss ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’

WHO: The World Health Organization to accelerate national and global health security “The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought together 200 high-level experts from governments, development agencies, civil society, and international organizations to make the world a safer place. The conference called ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’ will be held…

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