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WHO Must Provide Leadership To Help All Nations Implement UHC, Achieve SDGs

Mail & Guardian: Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, special adviser to the prime minister of Ethiopia, and Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of health of South Africa “…We are convinced that Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with strong primary care and essential financial…

Gender Equality In Agriculture Vital To Ending Poverty, Hunger Worldwide, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Boosting women farmers would dramatically cut world hunger — experts “If women farmers were given the same access to land, tools, and credit as men, the boost to crop yields would dramatically cut world hunger, but this must be done fast before climate change closes the window…

Youth Engagement Critical To Achieving Zero Hunger, SDGs

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Youth Voices at the Food and Agriculture Organization: A Seat at the Table for #ZeroHunger Nicol Perez, a U.S. youth observer to the United Nations, discusses her experience visiting the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) headquarters in Rome, where she participated in a hackathon…

Nature Profiles Data Expert Hans Rosling’s Efforts On Global Health, Poverty Reduction

Nature: Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world “…[Hans] Rosling, a physician and epidemiologist, … is still trying to arm influential people with facts. He has become a trusted counselor and speaker of plain truth to United Nations leaders, billionaire executives such as Facebook’s Mark…

CGD Podcast Discusses Global Development With Outgoing CGD President

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: Development and the New Politics — Nancy Birdsall’s Final Podcast as CGD President In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Nancy Birdsall, who is stepping down at the end of December as CGD president and…

António Guterres Sworn In As Next U.N. Secretary General

New York Times: António Guterres, Sworn In as U.N.’s Next Leader, Must Factor Trump Into His Plans “António Guterres took the oath of office on Monday to become the next secretary general of the United Nations amid a rise in nationalist movements around the world and what he called a…

Blog Post Examines ‘How To’ Of Expanding Universal Health Coverage

The Lancet Global Health Blog: Expanding universal health coverage from the ground up Stefan Nachuk, a health systems specialist at Thinkwell Global, and Nathaniel Otoo, chief executive officer of the Ghana Health Insurance Authority and former steering group convener of the Joint Learning Network, and colleagues discuss lessons from the…

African Nations Must Strengthen Steps To Implement Universal Health Coverage

Project Syndicate: Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the WHO “…[S]trong health care systems are critical not only in times of crisis. They are also needed to provide children with life-saving immunizations; to provide women with reproductive care, including contraception; and to provide…

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