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Global Community Must Sustain Momentum In Efforts To End Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: Counting Down to Zero: Progress in Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; Alanna Levine, pediatrician and spokesperson at the American Academy of Pediatrics; and Alice Lin Fabiano, director of worldwide corporate contributions at Johnson & Johnson “…The beginning of…

FFD3 Conference Provides 3 Key Messages For U.S. Congress

The Hill: What Congress needs to know about the Addis Ababa conference Diana Ohlbaum, independent consultant, co-chair of the Accountability Working Group of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), and a principal of Turner4D “…[T]he high-level [Third International Conference on Financing for Development] was one of major significance, with three…

Pharmaceutical Companies Can Contribute To Improving Maternal, Reproductive Health

The Guardian: Are pharma giants living up to big promises on development? Damiano de Felice, strategic adviser to the CEO of the Access to Medicine Foundation, and Jayasree K. Iyer, the foundation’s chief scientific officer “…The [Access to Medicine] Foundation’s latest report maps how the [pharmaceutical] companies it tracks are…

Open Data Systems Needed To Help End Extreme Poverty

Washington Post: Data poverty makes it harder to fix real poverty. That’s why the U.N. should push countries to gather and share data. Rohini Pande, professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and co-director of the Evidence for Policy Design Initiative, and Florian Blum, economics PhD student at the…

For Businesses, Social, Economic Goals Must Overlap To Achieve Sustainable Development

Forbes: How Do We Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals? Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior associate dean of international business and finance at the Fletcher School at Tufts University “…With the majority of [future economic] growth expected from the developing world, self-interest may be the most compelling reason for businesses…

Some Aid Agencies Praise FFD3 Outcomes, While Others Lament Lack Of New Aid Pledges

Reuters: Did the U.N. financing for development conference deliver? “A major United Nations summit to finance ambitious global development goals, from giving free education to all to dealing with climate change, fell short of developing countries’ expectations with few aid pledges. But a strong focus on tax reforms, the universal…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss FFD3 Outcomes, SDG Discussions

The Guardian: The Guardian view on global development goals: heed the good news, but more needs to be done Editorial Board “…[S]ome of the overarching lessons that can be drawn from the [recent U.N. report on development goals] … point to the merit of mobilizing governments and public opinion in…

FFD3 Conference Wraps Up With Mixed Reviews On Final Action Agenda

News outlets discuss the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the final outcome document of the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) that concluded this week in Ethiopia. Devex: Addis #FFD3: A taxing week “Now that the dust has begun to settle and most delegates are on their way home ……