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Addressing Threats To Contraceptive Security Critical To Achieving SDGs, Universal Access To Family Planning Methods By 2030

Devex: Big questions remain about global contraceptive access Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, and John Skibiak, director of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition “…[I]t will take much more than funding alone to meet the growing global need for contraceptives. The supply chain that moves family planning products into the…

World Bank, U.N. Reports Examine Relationship Between Poverty, Disasters

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tens of millions face poverty unless cities plan for disasters: World Bank “Climate change could plunge tens of millions of city dwellers into poverty in the next 15 years, threatening to undo decades of development efforts, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Fast-growing cities particularly in the…

Childhood Hunger Costs Chad Nearly $1B Annually, About 9.5% Of GDP, Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child hunger costs Chad almost $1 billion a year: African Union, U.N. “Childhood hunger is costing Chad more than 575 billion CFA francs ($982 million) a year in health and education costs and lower productivity in adult life, the African Union and U.N. agencies said in a…

In Cape Town Slum, Attempting To Use Toilets Can Be Life Threatening, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dying for a pee: Cape Town’s slum residents battle for sanitation “…Part of Khayelitsha, one of the world’s five biggest slums, Endlovini is home to an estimated 20,000 people who share just 380 or so communal toilets. However, [some families] live in an area where there are…

Both Quantitative, Qualitative Data Critical To Girls’ Health, Achieving SDGs

Devex: Bringing girls into the data revolution Helena Minchew, program officer for U.S. foreign policy at the International Women’s Health Coalition “…[T]he data revolution must go beyond just counting girls. It must go further than the often-cited need for sex-disaggregated data. It must encompass more than official data sources, such…

Global Dispatches Podcast Discusses FGM Research With CGD’s Charles Kenny

Global Dispatches Podcast: Episode 126: Charles Kenny Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Charles Kenny, fellow with the Center for Global Development (CGD), about new research on strategies to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM), as well as…

Blog Post, Statements Recognize International Day Of The Girl Child

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: International Day of the Girl Child Anne Connell, assistant director for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy Program, writes, “October 11, 2016 is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is…

U.N. Launches New Platform To Scale Up Innovative Financing To Achieve SDGs

U.N. News Centre: Ban announces launch of new partnership platform to support financing for Sustainable Development Goals “Announcing the launch [Monday] of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the…

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