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Including Water Targets In SDGs Could Drive Awareness, Accountability On Access

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water Betsy Otto, director of WRI’s Global Water Program, and Kitty van der Heijden, director of WRI Europe “…People, ecosystems, food, energy and cities can’t exist without water. Already, water resources are being strained to the breaking point…

Series To Examine How Accountability, Country Ownership Can Advance U.S. Aid To Achieve Better Development Results

Devex: Advancing U.S. foreign aid reform for better development results George Ingram, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children; and Connie Veillette, senior fellow at the Lugar Center, and all co-chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) “…[T]he Modernizing Foreign Assistance…

World Leaders Should Include Global Health Security In SDGs

The Lancet: We need a sustainable development goal 18 on global health security Ilona Kickbusch of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva and colleagues “…The increasing recognition of global health security needs to be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda and SDGs. We propose to add…

Governments, Donors Should Invest In Vaccine Development Despite Economic Risks

Nature: Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Vaccine development is driven not by the risk that a pathogen poses to people, but by the economic pay-off. … That helps to explain why, more than a year on from the first…

World Must Keep Disease Outbreak Vigilance Despite Vaccine Successes

The Atlantic: Infectious Psychology James Hamblin, a senior editor and health columnist at The Atlantic “…[Wednesday] morning, at an Atlantic Live event…, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, and I sat and talked — about how [the Ebola epidemic] happened, and about the…

Supporting Women’s Health, Family Planning Critical To Ending Modern Slavery

Huffington Post: One Way Forward in Ending Modern Slavery: Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at Central European University “Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen.…

Proper Hygiene, Access To Clean Water Essential To Prevent Maternal, Newborn Deaths

Huffington Post: A Healthy Start: Why Moms and Babies Everywhere Need Safe Water at Childbirth Sarina Prabasi, chief executive of WaterAid America “…[On Wednesday] WaterAid launche[d] Healthy Start — a new four-year campaign focusing on the devastating impact a lack of safe water, toilets, and proper hygiene practices have on…

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