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Global Community Must Use Holistic, Integrated Approach To Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Child marriage shows it takes a village to achieve a goal Heather Saunders, policy and advocacy adviser at Plan International U.K. “…[O]ur experience shows us that it’s not helpful to cherrypick certain issues, to separate human development from the environment, or good governance. Each goal and target in…

Improving Supply Chains Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Reaching the last mile: The future of medicine access for everyone Edward Wilson, director of John Snow, Inc.’s Center for Health Logistics “…Universal health coverage requires universal access to medicines, vaccines, and other health commodities. … But there’s still a long way to go, especially in reaching every person,…

Gender Equality, Women’s Rights Critical To Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: Sustainable Development in Africa Will Not Be Achieved Without Women’s Full Participation Gina Din, founder and CEO of the Gina Din group “…[T]he pursuit of gender equality is not just an abstract ideal, but a prerequisite for human progress. … There is need to give women power…

Strengthening Tobacco Control Efforts, Raising Tobacco Taxes Could Advance Progress On SDGs, Decrease Global NCD Burden

Huffington Post: A Development Challenge The World Can Overcome Laurent Huber, executive director at Action on Smoking & Health (ASH USA) “…Comprehensive tobacco control programs and increases in tobacco taxes will help countries around the world achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all…

Advocates Discuss Lack Of Hard Timeline In Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Plan; Development Experts Discuss Potential U.S. Aid Agenda Under Possible Clinton Presidency

The Advocate: Here’s What Was Missing From Hillary’s HIV Plan “Hillary Clinton has an updated plan to end the AIDS epidemic both nationally and internationally. The plan, released Monday, included many applause-worthy commitments to achieve this end, which will go into motion if Clinton becomes president. … Yet Clinton’s plan…

USAID Continues To Use Data-Driven Decision-Making To Achieve Development Goals

Devex: Data vs. mosquitoes Ann Mei Chang, chief innovation officer at USAID and executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab “…We have a big opportunity in global development right now. Thanks in part to game-changing advances in information and communications technology, we have better data and tools to analyze…

Breastfeeding Essential To Newborn Health, Achieving SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Breastfeeding, the best start to life Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Midwives Confederation “…Breast milk is vital in strengthening the baby’s immune system and protecting it from invading germs, viruses, and infections … To increase the survival…

New Index, Database Aim To Help Track Country-Level Progress On SDGs

Devex: New forums, opportunities push inclusion of science, data in SDGs “Nearly a year after world leaders adopted the broad-reaching Sustainable Development Goals, leading scientists, innovators, and civil society actors are turning their attention to the first phase of how to achieve them. A key starting point is the question…

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