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European Commission Holds High-Level Nutrition Meeting

The European Commission on Thursday began a two-day high-level meeting on nutrition in Brussels, aimed at “ensuring the cause remains atop the development agenda,” the Devex “Development Newswire” reports. “The Scaling-Up Nutrition event comes a day after the release of the commission’s new policy on nutrition,” the news service notes (Ravelo, 3/14).…

U.N. SG Ban Calls On Public Health Academics To Play Role In Post-2015 Development Goals

Speaking on Wednesday at the Global Colloquium of University Presidents, hosted by New York University, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “called on the global public health academic community to be active partners in the future development framework as the international community starts to set its post-2015 anti-poverty goals,” the U.N. News Centre reports.…

High-Level Dialogue On Health In Post-2015 Development Agenda Concludes In Botswana

UNAIDS reports on the high-level dialogue on health in the post-2015 development agenda that took place last week in Botswana. “The outcomes of the consultation will guide and inform a report by the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda which will be submitted to the secretary general in May…

Health-Related MDGs Should ‘Remain At The Heart’ Of Post-2015 Goals

Mark Suzman, managing director for International Policy, Programs & Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and how “there is a heightened sense of urgency to ensure we do everything possible to meet this ambitious deadline [of 2015]…

Focus On Growth, Good Governance Will Transform African Continent

Writing in the Guardian’s “Comment Is Free” blog, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair examines advances made in health and development across Africa since the Gleneagles G8 meeting in 2005, writing, “Today, the positive legacy of that summit is still being felt across Africa: aid was doubled and developing world debt dropped.”…

Reviewing Progress On Inclusion Of NCDs In Development Goals

In a post in the BMJ Group Blogs, Katy Cooper, senior project manager at C3 Collaborating for Health, describes “what is happening around the global framework on non-communicable diseases, and how NCDs link into discussions on the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (due to expire in 2015) and the proposed…

Integrating NCD Efforts Into Larger ‘Sustainability Agenda’

“The time has come for the ‘[non-communicable disease (NCD)] agenda’ to be integrated with the broader ‘sustainability agenda,’ and this was the focus of a joint meeting this week between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Lancet,” Richard Smith, director of the United Health Group’s chronic…