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Adapting, Expanding New Financing Instruments Can Help LDCs Achieve SDGs

Devex: Big gaps and little money: Why solutions to finance SDGs in LDCs matter Gail Hurley, policy specialist on development finance at the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), and Marianne Mensah, adviser for innovative financing for development at the Agence Française de Développement “…Over the past 15 years, new financing instruments…

Solving Health Workforce Shortage Requires Addressing Other Global Issues, Trends

Huffington Post: 3 Issues We Can’t Ignore If We’re Going to Solve the Health Workforce Crisis Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…The shortfall [in health workers] is staggering. But the solution is more complex than just recruiting more health workers. And the shortage isn’t the only…

Global Community Should Increase Commitments To Mental Health Efforts

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Mental Health Parity in the Global Health and Development Agenda Patricio V. Marquez, lead health specialist for Health, Nutrition, and Global Practice at the World Bank, and Shekhar Saxena, director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the WHO, discuss the role…

Gender Equality Can Promote Economic Growth, Global Development Agenda

MCC Blog/Medium: To Promote Growth, Empower Women Dana J. Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), discusses the role of addressing gender inequality in promoting the global development agenda, writing, “[S]uccessful integration of gender considerations at all levels of development improves [development] outcomes. Three lessons inform [the MCC’s] approach:…

Childhood Nutrition Must Include Access To Both Proteins, Micronutrients

Huffington Post: Have we Been Hooked on Micronutrients in our Search for the Solution to Stunting? Klaus Kraemer, director of the Sight and Life Foundation, and Richard D. Semba, professor at Johns Hopkins University “…[S]tunted children are in reality not receiving sufficient quality protein from their diet and this lack…

CSIS Study Examines Global Health Partnerships, Presents ‘Framework For Success’

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Programs and Partnerships In this study, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president at CSIS and director of its Global Health Policy Center, and colleagues “emplo[y] surveys and key informant interviews to examine global health partnerships, and [present] a framework for success to…

International NGO CMMB Pledges $500M To Achieving Maternal, Child Health SDGs

Inter Press Service: NGO Pledges $500 Million Towards Sustainable Development Goals “CMMB — Healthier Lives Worldwide — a leading international nonprofit health non-governmental organization (NGO) — has pledged 500 million dollars to help implement the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — with a specific focus on maternal, newborn, child, and…

Global Health Community, HIV Advocates Should Unite Around Ending TB, AIDS Epidemics

Huffington Post: HIV/AIDS Advocates Can ‘Unite to End TB’ for Common Goals Jennifer Sherwood, policy associate at amfAR, and Christina Chandra, Allan Rosenfield public policy fellow at amfAR “…By 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals set a target of ending the TB and AIDS epidemics altogether. The obstacles to achieving these…

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