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IHME Releases Reports On Global Health Financing, Path To Universal Health Coverage

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: Financing Global Health 2016: Development assistance, public, and private health spending for the pursuit of universal health coverage “Financing Global Health 2016 is the eighth edition of IHME’s annual series on global health spending and health financing. In addition to describing the trends in…

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Focus On Wider Development Goals Needed To Help Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Says; Donors Make Financial Commitments At NTD Summit

Deutsche Welle: WHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseases “In the past 10 years, ‘unprecedented progress’ has been made in tackling tropical diseases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. To continue targeting invisible killers like schistosomiasis, however, drug companies, aid organizations, and politicians must confront the…

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Participatory Approaches, Women’s Involvement Critical To Eradicating NTDs In Africa

Project Syndicate: Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the WHO “…Because women and girls in their childbearing years suffer disproportionately from the health and social effects of [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), it is critically important that they be included in any large-scale health…

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World Bank Releases 2017 Atlas Of SDGs, Offering Maps, Visualizations Of Progress Toward Achieving Global Goals

World Bank’s “The Data Blog”: The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development “The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making…

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‘Tide Is Turning’ On NTDs, But ‘Broader Attack’ Needed, Including Efforts To Reach SDG Targets

Financial Times: Dr. Margaret Chan: The tide is turning for neglected tropical diseases Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO “Eleven years ago, shortly before I became its director general, the World Health Organization and a group of more than 25 partners met in Washington to unveil a new strategy…

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Plan International To Focus On Needs, Rights Of Girls, CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen Tells Devex

Devex: Q&A: Plan International’s CEO on a change of strategy “Plan International, the international children’s rights NGO, is further specializing its focus to prioritize the needs and rights of girls. The specialization is seen as a way of working toward the Sustainable Development Goals, but the international development environment is…

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CGD Expert Examines Challenges For Foreign Health Aid Donors, Countries Losing External Funding

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: The Bad News Is Good News? The Problems of Graduating from Foreign Health Aid CGD Senior Fellow William Savedoff poses three questions arising from attending “a working group set up under the auspices of UHC2030 to look at the problems facing countries…

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Overall Development Aid Increased In 2016 But Bilateral Aid To Poorest Nations Dropped, OECD Data Show

Agence France-Presse: Aid hit record in 2016, driven by migrant flows: OECD “Wealthy countries boosted their aid spending in 2016, investing a record $143 billion (135 billion euros) in overseas development as migrants continued to pour into Europe, the OECD said Tuesday. The 8.9 percent hike in aid spending was…

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Humanosphere Founder Calls On International Community To Re-Evaluate, ‘Reboot’ Humanitarianism

Humanosphere: The end of the new age of humanitarianism: Insights from the Skoll World Forum Tom Paulson, Humanosphere founder and executive editor, presents his insights from the Skoll World Forum, which took place in Oxford last week. Paulson discusses what he feels are changes in humanitarianism, writing, “There’s clearly a global…

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Monitoring Successes, Failures Vital To Achieving Clean Water, Sanitation For All By 2030

The Guardian: When it comes to water access we keep doing the same thing. And failing Ajay Paul, thematic ​coordinator for the sustainable services initiative at Welthungerhilfe “…[T]oo many water and sanitation services in developing countries are still unreliable, sub-standard, and need major repairs after three to five years. ……

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