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U.N. Should Cut 169 SDG Targets Down To 19 For More Sustainable Development Results

Project Syndicate: Unsustainable Development Goals Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…It is a rather unlikely prospect, but instead of signing the Agenda for Sustainable Development as is, leaders should forego the photo opportunity and spend their time…

Aid Programs Must Follow 5 Key Lessons To Eliminate Inequality, Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Aid can help to eliminate inequality by 2030 — if five key lessons are heeded Diana Good, chair of the Mary Ward Settlement “…[In order to eliminate inequality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we] need to learn lessons from past successes and failures, concentrate on the most…

Achieving SDGs Requires Ending Conflicts, Addressing Needs Of Children In Humanitarian Crises

The Guardian: Development must target the millions of children affected by humanitarian crises Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF “…[W]e will not reach [the post-2015] development goals — nor can development be sustainable — without reaching the millions of children living in the midst of humanitarian crises. … The international…

Food Fortification, Effectively Measuring SDG 2 Progress Crucial To Ending Hunger By 2030

Rappler: Ending hunger, ensuring nutrition by 2030 Anna Lartey, director of the Nutrition Division in the Economic and Social Development Department at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…How can we ensure that the nutrition component of the Global Goals is upheld and not overshadowed? Two suggestions, both based on…

Global Community Must Use Innovative Communication To Spread Awareness Of SDGs

Devex: Move the human heart Sally Susman, executive vice president for corporate affairs at Pfizer and vice chair of the Pfizer Foundation “…The aspiration of the SDGs — what are also being referred to as the global goals — and the intent of governments are significant milestones, but it is…

Potential Success Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Quickly End Future Outbreaks, Associated Fear

Politico: How to Eradicate Political Panic Joanne Kenen, Politico’s health care editor “…The [experimental Ebola] vaccine, if successful, would be distinctive, since it wouldn’t require global vaccination programs, as have efforts to eradicate diseases like polio. Instead, the trial vaccines rely on what’s known as the ‘ring method,’ creating a circle…

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Failure Of WHO Leadership

The Lancet: Offline: A pervasive failure to learn the lessons of Ebola Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The idea of a perfect system to ‘prepare, detect, and respond to epidemic diseases’ seems a dangerous mirage, an optical illusion caused by the prevailing political conditions — namely, a deep unwillingness…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts Needed To End Malaria

Project Syndicate: The End of Malaria? Oluwatosin Omole, resident physician, and Babafemi Adenuga, associate professor, both in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University Hospital; and Joshua Adeoye, lecturer at Bayero University “…The approval of Mosquirix opens a promising new phase in the fight against malaria. But…

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