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Complex Framework Of SDGs Should Aspire To ‘Sustainable Equality’ for Women, Children

The Lancet: Sustainable equality — a goal to aspire to Editorial Board “2015 marks a transition point for development which is, in its own way, exhilarating. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will shortly expire… A new set of aspirations must be fashioned to prepare the world’s people for times of…

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NTDs, Other Public Health Threats Require Attention In Ebola-Hit West Africa

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a U.S. science envoy “While global attention in West Africa is focused…

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Governments Must Make Financing Commitments To Promote Gender Equality Under SDGs

The Guardian: Development finance’s $83bn question: who will pay for gender equality? Chiara Capraro of Christian Aid and Kasia Staszewska of ActionAid U.K., both co-chairs of the U.K. Gender and Development Working Group on Economic Justice “…The Addis Ababa [Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD)] is of crucial…

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Humanitarian Aid To Fragile States Must Be Doubled, Reformed To Improve Effectiveness, Efficiency

Foreign Affairs: Improving 
Humanitarian Aid David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, and Ravi Gurumurthy, vice president for strategy and innovation at IRC “…Over the next decade, donors need to not just double the amount of aid directed to the places of greatest need but also undertake…

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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…

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UNITAID Chair Douste-Blazy Speaks About Organization’s Efforts To Fund Treatments, Diagnostics For HIV, Malaria, TB

Huffington Post: How Airline Tickets and Oil Barrels Can End Extreme Poverty Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…UNITAID is a global health organization that utilizes innovative financing to increase funding for international development, more specifically; greater access to treatments…

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USAID Deserves More Funding To Bolster Global Development Budget, Staffing

Foreign Policy: Why Is the United States Letting Its Best Foreign Aid Tool Fall Apart? Christopher Holshek, senior fellow at Alliance for Peacebuilding “…USAID’s own capacity is on the cusp of crisis: its staff is divided between veterans who are aging out and greenhorns, with too few in the middle.…

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Congress Should Ensure Efficiency, Effectiveness Of U.S. Global Health Investments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Healthy world: Congress must ensure that USAID works Editorial Board “…Reforms mandated by Congress — including a coordinated strategy and targeting of resources, as well as ongoing congressional oversight — are needed to ensure that USAID continues to work effectively to save impoverished children and mothers. … HR…

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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…

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Vigilant Monitoring, Especially In Hospitals, Crucial To Stopping Spread Of MERS

New York Times: Coping With Outbreaks of MERS Editorial Board “…Officials at the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have expressed confidence that the disease is not yet a global emergency. But a series of medical errors in South Korea shows what can happen to…

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