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Static Sustainable Development Goals Do Not Allow For Dynamic Interventions, Debate Over Local Best Practices

SciDev.Net: Single SDG targets are impractical and unrealistic David Sumpter, professor of applied mathematics; Shyam Ranganathan, PhD student in applied mathematics; and Ranjula Bali Swain, associate professor in the department of economics, all at Uppsala University “…Predictions of development progress should be dynamic and interactive. … By accumulating data and…

Improvements In Food Management Can Lead To Greater Fairness, Justice Globally

Inter Press Service: For the Good of Humanity — Towards a Culture of Caring Andrew MacMillan, former director of the Field Operations Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…Nowhere is the need for greater fairness more apparent than in the realm of food management — where we…

Partnership, Innovation Critical To Finding Quick Solutions To Disease Outbreaks

Forbes: Gates Foundation CEO: A Picture Of Hope In Early Ebola Vaccine Trials Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Ebola surely won’t be the last crisis we face. Tackling today’s era of global challenges will require the enormous innovative capacity of business. It will require bold…

Supporting Disease Research Is ‘Legitimate And Necessary Government Function’

Richmond Times-Dispatch: An Ebola Vaccine? Editorial Board “Concern about the spread of Ebola has waned in recent weeks. It would diminish more if a vaccine existed. … NIH officials say an Ebola vaccine could be a year or two closer to fruition had funding been adequate. The claim sounds self-serving;…

Disaster Preparedness, Investment In Haiti Will Help Nation Recover From 2010 Earthquake

Devex: Learning the hard way: Lessons from the Haiti earthquake Ruth Ayarza, regional manager for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…Although the United Nations set up clusters around specific themes such as nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene [following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti], no…

MNCH, Reproductive Health Should Be Priority In 2015

Huffington Post: Women, Newborns and Health: Today’s Evidence, Tomorrow’s Post-2015 Agenda Petra ten Hoope-Bender, director of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health at ICS Integrare, and Sheetal Sharma, research associate at ICS Integrare “…In 2015, our way forward is to empower women to ensure they get the health care they…

U.S. Should Contribute ‘Generous’ Amount To Gavi

Washington Post: The United States should generously support Gavi’s immunization efforts Editorial Board “An important conference is to be held in Berlin on Jan. 27 to secure financial replenishment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a multilateral nonprofit that for 15 years has been bringing vaccines to children in the world’s…

Canada Should Step Up To Help Care For Children Affected By Ebola

Huffington Post Canada: Ebola and West Africa’s Children Kirsty Duncan, Canadian member of parliament “…Ebola has been horrendous for children. United Nations officials estimate that more than 3,500 have been infected, at least 1,200 have died, and up to 10,000 children have lost one or both parents or caregivers to…

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