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Voluntary Family Planning Essential To Achieving SDGs, Long-Term Development Strategies

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Family Planning for the World’s Youth Promotes Peace, Health, and Prosperity In observance of World Population Day, which takes place on July 11, Ellen H. Starbird, director of the USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health, discusses how voluntary family planning affects long-term development strategies, outlining ways in…

More Focus Needed To Improve Health Of Indigenous People Worldwide

The Lancet: Indigenous health: a worldwide focus Editorial Board “…[I]t makes no difference where you live if you are Indigenous — you will be worse off health-wise, regardless of the economic status of that country. Why do such large differences exist between populations living in the same country? The answer…

Paper Examines Next Steps For Addressing NTDs Under Sustainable Development Agenda

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: What Is Next for NTDs in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals? In this paper, James Smith and Emma Michelle Taylor, both of the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, “reflect on the NTD lobby’s efforts to gain traction in the wide-ranging…

5 Core Transformations Must Occur In Order To Achieve SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: To achieve the SDGs we need to change five things Andrew Norton, director of the International Institute for Environment and Development “…[H]ow can we map transformational change to the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]? … I have already referred to the principle of universality — a transformation whereby…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: June 2016 The new issue of “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including an editorial on expanding family planning services, particularly long-acting reversible contraceptives, in Nigeria; a commentary on how investing in family planning can accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development…

International Ad Agencies To Launch Campaign Supporting U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Wall Street Journal: Ad Chiefs Unite to Support U.N. Sustainable Development Program “…U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joined by advertising companies WPP PLC, Omnicom Group Inc., Publicis Groupe SA, Interpublic Group of Cos., Dentsu Inc., and Havas SA on Friday to unveil a new collaborative initiative called ‘Common Ground,’…

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