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Investment In Disability Data Crucial To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Poor people living with disabilities are counting on better data for better lives Harpinder Collacott, executive director at Development Initiatives, and Tim Wainwright, chief executive officer of ADD International “…At ADD International and at Development Initiatives we have four key recommendations for ensuring people with disabilities are not…

Investing In Health Systems, Hospitals Critical To Achieving UHC

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Hospitals Are Key to Reaching Universal Health Coverage Maureen Lewis, visiting fellow at CGD, discusses the role and importance of investing in health systems and hospitals for achieving universal health coverage (11/30).

U.N. Marks International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

News outlets report on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, recognized on November 25. U.N. News Centre: U.N. urges ‘zero tolerance at the highest levels of leadership’ to end violence against women and girls “Ending gender-based violence is a top priority for achieving the United Nations…

Overweight, Obesity Rates Rising In Some African Nations

The Guardian: Africa faces up to obesity epidemic “Some parts of Africa are best known for charity appeals to combat famine, but the continent is now facing the opposite problem: an obesity epidemic. … Although statistics are scarce, the World Health Organization estimates that 12.7 percent of African children will…

World Leaders Must Respond To, Prioritize TB, Diabetes Co-Epidemic

Project Syndicate: The Deadly Axis of TB and Diabetes Anthony Harries, senior adviser and director of the Department of Research at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…On November 2, public health stakeholders, including representatives of business, civil society, and international aid organizations, gathered in Bali, Indonesia, to…