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African Governments Must Better Fund Domestic Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

The Guardian: Empty promises mean African mothers are dying of preventable diseases Joachim Osur, head of reproductive and child health at Amref Health Africa “…Africa has taken great strides in developing a favorable policy environment for reproductive and maternal health. But this positive environment has not translated into better health…

South Africa Faces Challenges Implementing Universal Health Coverage

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Arduous Path to Universal Health Coverage in South Africa Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses South Africa’s efforts to implement a National Health Insurance (NHI) program and the challenges facing the country as it…

Communicating Global Development Goals Effectively Will Help End Extreme Poverty

Huffington Post: A Call to Action: Transform the Way We Communicate Global Development Nicole Schiegg, senior vice president at Fenton “…The next set of global goals and the updated [Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy)] are two important agendas that require the highest levels of political…

Poorest Nations Receive Less Than One-Third Of Global Development Aid, ONE Report Shows

News outlets discuss findings from the ONE Campaign’s 2015 DATA Report. Agence France-Presse: Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report “The world’s poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, a non-governmental organization…

World Governments Should Set Smart Development Targets, Focus On Key Priorities

Project Syndicate: Smart Development Targets Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[T]he U.N. is currently poised to consider an impossibly inclusive 169 targets [for the post-2015 development agenda]. … In truth, having 169 priorities is like having none…

Clean Cooking Technologies Can Improve Women’s Health, ‘Create Community Change’

Nature: Sustainability: Clean cooking empowers women Laura S. Brown, program coordinator, and William F. Lankford, founder and president of the Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP) “…For nearly 25 years, [the Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP)] has provided financial and technical assistance to thousands of poor, rural women for…

Achieving SDGs Requires Integrated, Tri-Sector, Realistic Approach

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Moving Beyond Utopia to What’s Possible for 2030: Setting Realistic Sustainable Development Goals Deirdre White, chief executive officer of PYXERA Global, discusses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how reframing them “into four lead focus areas: health, human rights, natural/human environment, and economic opportunity/employment”…

Leaders Meet At U.N. To Discuss MCH Ahead Of September’s SDG Summit

Inter Press Service: Saving a Generation, Within a Generation “Leaders from over 30 countries [came] together for a two-day retreat May 14 and 15 at U.N. headquarters to reinforce their commitments to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents around the world. Government delegates, CEOs, civil society leaders, private…

UHC Targets Must Address Challenges Of Reaching LGBTI People, Other Key Populations

Huffington Post U.K.: Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…We need to acknowledge that the current UHC target and indicators under the post-2015 goals are falling short of truly addressing the specific challenges and rights of LGBTI people and…

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