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SDGs Signal Shift In Development Spending, Results, The Economist Reports

The Economist: The Sustainable Development Goals: Beyond handouts “…[T]he SDGs are part of an important shift in thinking about development that is making it both more ambitious and more realistic. … Unwieldy as they are, they are not just a call for more handouts. The MDGs were meant to create…

U.N. Prepares To Adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: U.N. set to change the world with new development goals “Lack of ambition is not something the U.N. can be accused of these days. Over the past three years it has been preparing to ‘transform the world’ between now and 2030. On Aug 1, it launched the Agenda…

Partnerships, Political Commitment Keys To Achieving SDGs, U.N. Officials State

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: U.N. roots for partnerships to achieve Sustainable Development Goals “The achievement of [the] Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) by 2030 hinges on strategic partnerships, robust policy frameworks, and renewed political commitment, U.N. officials said on Thursday. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, the UNDP resident representative in Kenya, said in Nairobi that attainment…

Partners In Health Opens University of Global Health Equity In Rwanda

Devex: Paul Farmer’s ‘lifelong dream’ “When physician, anthropologist, and global health entrepreneur Paul Farmer describes something as ‘the only terminus’ of ‘a lifelong dream,’ that’s a cue to start paying attention. This week 27 students opened the school year as the inaugural class of master’s degree candidates at the University…

‘Supply And Demand Forces’ Should Be Tapped To Ensure Availability Of Effective Childhood Pneumonia Treatment

Devex: Using markets to improve children’s lives Cammie Lee, senior program officer at the Results for Development Institute, and Kanika Bahl, principal and managing director at the Results for Development Institute “…[K]ey donors are rapidly mobilizing resources to scale up access to [amoxicillin dispensable tablets (amox DT)] in several countries…

Nearly Half Of Child Deaths Related To Malnutrition, Global Nutrition Report Says

The Guardian: Malnutrition linked to nearly half of deaths among under-fives “…The 2015 Global Nutrition Report sought to provide a detailed snapshot of the full range of nutrition problems worldwide. It found that 1.9 billion adults are either overweight or obese; 794 million people do not get enough calories; 161…

Global Leaders Must Recommit To Universal Declaration Of Human Rights To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Leaders Must Focus on Human Rights Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights “…The truth is this: we will only achieve the development goals we share as a global community if we ensure the dignity and…

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