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Transparent, Accessible Data Needed To Achieve Zero Hunger

ONE/Thomson Reuters Foundation: Crunching data and sowing seeds of change to reach zero hunger Eloise Todd, global policy director for The ONE Campaign “…Currently no resource exists for the global-citizen to track progress toward meeting Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2, zero hunger). Mapping needs, tracking resources to results, and analyzing…

UNAIDS Announces New Strategy To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

UNAIDS: UNAIDS Board adopts bold and ambitious strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 In a press release, UNAIDS announces its new 2016-2021 Strategy and states that the strategy “is one of the first in the United Nations system to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, which set the…

Geospatial Mapping ‘Will Be Critical’ Tool For Tracking Progress Of SDG Targets

Project Syndicate: Putting Public Health on the Map Christopher J.L. Murray, professor of global health at the University of Washington and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation “…[The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project] could do more to inform policy debates and spur action to improve health…

CSIS Blog Post Examines Opportunities For U.S., Mexico To Eliminate NTDs In Region

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Bordering on the Elimination of NTDs Katherine E. Bliss, senior associate (non-resident) with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses opportunities for the U.S. and Mexico to cooperate on addressing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the region. She highlights existing cross-border…

Opportunity Exists To Push For UHC, Last Mile Health CEO Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Is the momentum right for universal health coverage? “Universal health coverage has garnered increased attention since Ebola ravaged West Africa in 2014, but has it been enough to create real momentum? Raj Panjabi, CEO at Last Mile Health, told Devex [in a video interview] that in the course of…

Guardian Live Chat Outlines 3 Key Lessons For Private Sector’s Role In SDGs

The Guardian: Three things we learned about how business can help achieve SDGs “…Focused on tackling poverty, education, health, hunger ,and environmental issues around the world, the private sector has been involved in devising the framework for the SDGs. In a recent live chat we learned three key lessons about…

Uganda Progressing Slowly Toward MDG Target For Maternal Mortality

The Observer: Uganda reminded of failing maternal health indicators “Although Uganda is closing the gaps in several basic child-health measures such as infant and neonatal mortality rates, maternal health indicators seem to be progressing at an annoyingly slow rate. The country is among the six African countries contributing 50 percent…

2030 Development Agenda Should Include Reducing Global Cancer Burden

U.N. Dispatch: Getting Cancer on the Global Health Agenda In a guest post, Anees B. Chagpar, associate professor of surgery at Yale University, assistant director for global oncology at Yale Cancer Center, and director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses the importance of reducing the global cancer…

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