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Women’s Health, Caregiving Keys To Sustainable Development, Report Shows

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Women and Health: The key to sustainable development Mariam Claeson, director of the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ana Langer, director of the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health,…

Some NGOs Raise Concerns Over How To Measure SDGs

The Guardian: First draft of sustainable development goals exposes gaps, warn NGOs “The new set of development goals that will address global poverty, inequality, and climate change over the next 15 years are strong on vision, but weak on the methods to make them a reality, NGOs warned this week.…

GHTC Blog Post Discusses Global Health R&D Outcomes From WHA Meeting

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: World Health Assembly roundup: News on global health research and innovation Ashley Bennett, GHTC’s global policy officer, discusses outcomes from the World Health Assembly, writing, “While we’re very excited by the progress made, much hinges on the connections between this year’s assembly decisions, the finalization…

Debate Arises Over Draft SDG On Reducing ‘Premature Mortality’

NPR: A New U.N. Health Goal Targets Folks 69 And Under. Ageism Or Realism? “…At least one SDG is turning out to be a bit controversial. This particular goal calls for a reduction in ‘premature mortality’ from non-communicable diseases like cancer, stroke, and dementia by half in people younger than…

G7 Must Elevate Women, Girls To Top Of Agenda

The Guardian: Dear G7, it’s time to put girls and women at the top of your agenda Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver “…It is impossible to eradicate poverty, build resilient health systems, and take care of the planet if women are not healthy, thriving members of society. The world…

G7 Focus, Action On NTDs Can Help Alleviate Poverty Worldwide

Huffington Post: Unpacking the G7 Agenda: Recognizing Neglected Tropical Diseases Ilya Jones, communications officer at the Malaria Consortium, U.K. “…Among other health issues, diseases of poverty — or more specifically, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — will be a focal point for the [G7] summit meetings. … Despite their pervasiveness, NTDs…

G7 Summit Will Address Many Global Diplomatic, Development Issues, Including NTDs

Yomiuri Shimbun/Japan News: Group of 7 — Think ahead, act together Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany “The heads of state and government of the seven leading industrial countries will gather in Elmau, Germany, on June 7 and 8 to discuss the most pressing global challenges. … The G7 has repeatedly…

Comprehensive WASH Targets Essential To Achieve Post-2015 Agenda

Huffington Post: Where Do We Go From Here? WASH in the SDGs Hanna Woodburn, deputy secretariat director at the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap “…WASH must be included in mandatory, global-level indicators that address both the availability of facilities in key locations (including households, schools, and health care…

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