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Investment In Innovation Critical To Achieving Health-Related SDGs

Devex: We won’t meet health-related SDGs if we don’t invest in innovation Amie Batson, chief strategy officer at PATH “The sustainable development goals won’t be finalized until September, but people are already debating whether we can reach them. At least for the proposed health targets one thing is clear, they…

IHME Study Examines Global Health Funding Trends

Humanosphere: Visualizing stagnation: Funding stalled for global health Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Humanosphere contributor, uses graphs and infographics to discuss findings from an IHME study on health assistance to developing countries. She notes, “[The study] shows that development…

Local Think Tanks, Researchers Partner To Examine 7 SDG Goal Areas In Several Countries

Devex: Taking the SDGs on a road test “…With funding from the International Development Research Center’s Think Tank Initiative and the Hewlett Foundation, and with support from the U.N. Foundation, researchers [from the Center for Policy Dialogue, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development…

Advocates, Practitioners Call For Scale-Up Of Community Health Workers In Sub-Saharan Africa

Huffington Post: A Call to Scale-Up Community Health Workers Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Sonia Sachs of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University on behalf of the 1 Million CHW Campaign “Public health officials and practitioners from around Africa and from international…

G7 Addresses Hunger, Malnutrition In Final Document

ONE Blog: Holding G7 leaders to account on hunger and malnutrition Kedar Mankad, a policy officer at ONE, writes, “…After the topics of global economy, foreign policy, health, and climate were dealt with, the G7 put forward one sentence that has the potential to help realize everything that came before…

WHO/World Bank Report Shows 400M People Lack Access To Essential Health Services

News outlets highlight findings from a new WHO/World Bank Group joint report, titled Tracking universal health coverage: First global monitoring report. International Business Times: Sub-Saharan Africa Lags Other Regions In Health Care: World Bank, World Health Organization Report “More than 400 million people around the world don’t have access to…

U.S. Global Health, Development Programs Create ‘Hope, Opportunity, And Stability’

Devex: Wisely spent, foreign aid saves lives Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “…The United States plays an indispensable role in formulating global health and development strategies, forging coordination among governments, and responding to natural and man-made disasters. What few Americans may realize is that we do this, and more, with less…

World Leaders Must Commit To Ending Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

Huffington Post: World Leaders Must Continue to Act to End Preventable Deaths Mark Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network “…I commend President Obama and other G7 leaders for their political leadership and sending a clear signal by making several vital commitments, including on maternal, newborn, and child…

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