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The Guardian Discusses How To End AIDS With Experts

The Guardian: How to create an AIDS-free world Holly Young, content coordinator for the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network The Guardian features thoughts on how to prevent HIV and end AIDS worldwide from James Matheka, program officer, Population Council; Anne Philpott, founder, The Pleasure Project; Ivy Shiue, epidemiologist and assistant…

MDGs, Post-2015 Discussions Need More Attention

Devex: MDGs: The U.N.’s best-kept secret Diana Ohlbaum, senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development, co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s Accountability Working Group, and a principal of Turner4D “… The United Nations is now engaged in discussions with governments and…

U.N. Women Launches Campaign To Renew Commitment To Gender Equality

Huffington Post: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It! Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary roadmap for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. ……

Opinion Pieces Discuss Reactions To Ebola Outbreak

The following two opinion pieces discuss reactions to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. New York Times: Fighting Ebola for Us All Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…[T]his Ebola outbreak underscores why we have not only a humanitarian interest in addressing global health, but also a national interest in…

Resolving Differences Around Research Essential To Finding Ebola Vaccine

Huffington Post: We’ll Never Find an Ebola Vaccine Without Taking Some Risks Connor Bamford, postdoctoral researcher, and Andrew Shaw, postdoctoral scientist at the Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow “The current West African Ebola virus outbreak, which has now reached more than 1,000 cases and resulted in…

Domestic, Innovative Financing Will Advance Health Sector In Africa

Huffington Post: Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “… [T]his week’s summit provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made through U.S. investments in institutions such as the President’s Emergency Plan…

Global Health Researchers, Workers Should Co-Produce Knowledge With Local Communities

Forbes: Why Global Health Researchers Should Climb Down From the Ivory Tower Carmen Nobel, senior editor of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge “… [T]here’s a dearth of co-production in the public health sector, which often depends entirely on faraway academics and organizations to solve local problems. This frustrates [Nava] Ashraf…

The Guardian Assesses Reactions To U.N. Working Group’s Final Proposal For SDGs

The Guardian: Will these sustainable development goals do the job? Carla Kweifio-Okai, community coordinator for the Guardian’s Global development site “The U.N. working group responsible for crafting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) has handed down its final proposal, adding a goal to address domestic and global inequality. … The final…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Discuss U.S. Approach To Ebola, African Aid

Opinion pieces and an editorial discuss the U.S. government’s approach to fighting Ebola and sending aid to Africa. Washington Post: Why Ebola worries the Defense Department Rick Noack, Arthur F. Burns Fellow at the Washington Post “While the public discourse on Ebola has so far been fixated on the public…

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