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Global Health Spending Must Be Invested Wisely Under SDGs, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New U.N. goals lack focus, global health experts warn “Shrinking aid dollars threaten the major advances made over the past decade in fighting disease and preventable deaths, a task that will grow even more difficult under new United Nations’ development goals, experts in global health said. ……

More Women’s, Girls’ Rights Advocates Facing Threats, Intimidation, Hindering Work, Progress Against Violence, Report Says

News outlets discuss findings of a report released by ActionAid on violence against advocates of women’s and girls’ rights. The Guardian: Governments accused of ‘perpetrating violence against women’ “Governments are failing to meet their international obligations to protect women from violence by starving women’s groups of funding and closing the…

Improved Food Storage, Transport Can Help Reduce Global Food Waste

The Guardian: Roads, railways and research can stop global food waste Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “One-quarter of all the food in the world is lost each year, owing to inefficient harvesting, inadequate storage, and wastage in…

Climate Change Could Undermine 50 Years Of Gains In Global Health, Experts Say

Reuters: Climate change health risk is a ‘medical emergency,’ experts warn “The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health, experts warned on Tuesday. … The report, commissioned and published by The Lancet…

CBC News Begins Series Examining Canada’s Foreign Aid Focus On MCH

CBC News: 2015 Travers Fellowship series: Is Canada’s foreign aid focus working? “…CBC News, supported by the R. James Travers Fellowship, looks at how Canada has made a difference on [development] goals, both financially and through its attempt to shift the focus of foreign aid, and looks at what comes…

Opinion Pieces Examine Role Of Reliable Data In Development Progress

The Guardian: If we want to end poverty, we need to be able to measure it properly Sabina Alkire, director of OPHI and professor at George Washington University “…By pinpointing exactly how and where people are poor, national [multidimensional poverty indexes (MPIs)] enable governments to better target their resources and…

Post-2015 Development Documents Must Focus More On Women’s Needs

BMJ Blogs: Marge Berer on the global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health Marge Berer, coordinator for the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, discusses the draft document of the post-2015 development agenda and how “a far greater commitment to democratic representation of women’s proven needs is…

Governments Should Prioritize Collecting Quality Data To Make Development Aid More Efficient, ODI, ONE Campaign Say

SciDev.Net: Pressure builds on poor nations to gather quality data “International aid observers are ramping up pressure on developing world governments to generate and distribute quality data to make development assistance more efficient. U.K. think-tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and ONE, a lobby group against extreme poverty, said during…

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