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Investing In, Improving Local Data Critical To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Tracking the global goals: four steps to make data matter Dustin Homer, director of engagement and partnerships, and Paige Kirby, engagement and partnerships associate, both at Development Gateway “…While international efforts are important, the quality, usefulness, and availability of local data will have the biggest impact on the…

Wilson Center Event Examines Progress In, Priorities For Maternal, Newborn Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: After Mexico City and Before Copenhagen: Keeping Our Promise to Mothers and Newborns Haodan “Heather” Chen, an intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, recaps an April 13 Wilson Center event during which panelists reviewed progress…

May 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The May 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles regarding the Global strategy for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health (2016-2030), including an editorial on sexual and reproductive health and rights in emergencies, as well as research on strategies for making progress…

Investing In Vaccine Research, Innovation Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Delivering the next generation of vaccines Cécile Vernant, head of E.U. advocacy for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung “…If we are serious about ending [malaria, HIV, TB, and other diseases of poverty] by 2030, then we will need new and innovative vaccines. … If we are to harness the latent potential…

Mental Health Stigma Could Be Lessened, Treatment Improved Through Legislation

The Guardian: Mental health laws would diminish stigma and improve the lives of millions Laura Davidson, barrister and international development consultant “…Despite compelling economic arguments for investing in mental health, stigma perpetuates the lack of resources allocated. So what can be done? A mental health law which enshrines the rights…

Family Planning, Reproductive Health Access Important In Zika Response; Greater Leadership, Support Needed To Advance Women’s Health, Rights

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Family Planning, Reproductive Health Crucial to Zika Response, Says Chloë Cooney In this podcast, Sean Peoples, multimedia producer at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, highlights remarks from Chloë Cooney, director of global advocacy at the Planned…

Disaster Risk Management Critical To Achieving Sustainable Development

The Guardian: The world’s humanitarian burden is too big. How can we lessen it? Robert Glasser, head of disaster risk reduction for the U.N., and Stephen O’Brien, undersecretary-general for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs “…Sustainable development cannot be achieved unless we roll back the tide of…

U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Universal Access To Clean Water

Huffington Post: Investing in Water, Investing in Earth, Investing in Ourselves Hari Sastry, director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources “…To achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) six, which is ensuring universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030,]…

Shifts In Funding Streams, Expectations Affecting Traditional Development Aid, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: How the Definition of Development Aid is Being Eroded “The traditional definition of aid is being eroded at the same time that governments have committed to achieving the U.N.’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on development, told IPS…

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