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UNFPA Executive Director Speaks With Devex About Family Planning As Crosscutting Issue In SDGs

Devex: Family planning only part of ‘all-of-society’ SDG approach — UNFPA chief “Family planning is crucial to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, as a crosscutting issue that impacts targets on health, gender, youth, and more. In short, it cannot be isolated as a stand-alone problem simply because it encompasses all…

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U.N. SG Ban Calls For New, Unharmful Rites Of Passage To Replace FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says U.N. chief “New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated. The call by the…

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Questions Remain About Power Africa’s Long-Term Development Implications

Devex: Power Africa: Deals or development? 5 questions for the U.S. government Dahlia Rockowitz, policy adviser at American Jewish World Service “…[M]issing among all the data-driven discussions of megawatts and connections, feasibility and financial closure, are concrete projections on how this increased energy access [from Power Africa] will help African…

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Malawi Experiencing Food Shortages After Fertilizer Grant Program Scaled Back

Reuters: In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger “…Drought and floods have hit the maize crop, exposing the fragility of gains which had seen Malawi’s rates of malnutrition slashed in the past two decades. That progress was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale…

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Market Models Can Create ‘New Paradigm’ To Improve Global Nutrition, Food Security

Huffington Post: Innovative Partnerships Models to Advance Nutrition and Security Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) “…The food system is essential to not only maintain healthy lives, but also for global health security. … [M]ultidimensional challenges require us to strengthen the existing food…

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Maternal, Newborn Health Roadmap Provides ’10 Critical Actions’ For Post-2015 Agenda

PLOS Collections Blog: The Global Development Framework in Transition: Where are Mothers and Newborns in the Post-2015 Era? Koki Agarwal, director of USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP); Ana Langer, a professor at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Women and Health…

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Podcast Explores Gates Foundation’s Role In Global Health, Development Initiatives

Council on Foreign Relations’ “The Internationalist”: Delivering on Global Health and Development: A View from the Gates Foundation In a podcast, Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s involvement in global health and development initiatives with Mark…

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U.S. Government Releases Power Africa Roadmap As Congress Approves Electrify Africa Act Supporting Initiative

Devex: A new roadmap for Power Africa “An ambitious new roadmap released last week lays out how Power Africa, the United States government initiative to increase power generation capacity and access to electricity in Africa, will achieve its targets by 2030. The report outlines areas of new emphasis for the…

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Electrify Africa Act, Power Africa Roadmap, USAID App Contribute To U.S. Efforts To Alleviate Energy Poverty In Africa

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: Congress Passes the Electrify Africa Act … Finally Ben Leo, senior fellow, and Todd Moss, senior fellow and chief operating officer at CGD, discuss Congress’s recent passage of the Electrify Africa Act, the Obama administration’s launch of the Power Africa Roadmap, and…

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Governments Must ‘Take Lead’ On Ending Childhood Obesity

Newsweek: Ending Childhood Obesity is a Global Challenge Sania Nishtar and Peter Gluckman, co-chairs of the WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity “…[O]nly a concerted whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach can hope to stem the rise in obesity. … [G]overnments must show leadership because the sectors involved are much broader than…

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