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White House Summit Offers Opportunity To Renew Commitment To Global Development

The Guardian: The gender agenda: what has Obama done for women and girls? Sarah Degnan Kambou, president of the International Center for Research on Women “…The global development summit on Wednesday provides a moment to take stock of success and continue our commitments to navigating the global forces that are…

Finding Cure, Control Strategies For HIV Possible With Continued Research

The Conversation: A cure for HIV: what science knows, and what it doesn’t Sharon Lewin, consultant physician at Alfred Hospital’s Department of Infectious Diseases and director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Thomas Aagaard Rasmussen, clinical research fellow at the Peter Doherty Institute “…A successful strategy…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Approaches To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: We must focus on the U.N. goals that are the best value for money Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center; Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California Santa Barbara; and Nancy Stokey, professor of economics at the University of Chicago “…[B]eing smart about…

Financial Gaps Threaten Achievement Of 90-90-90 HIV Targets

The Conversation: It will take more than $36 billion every year to end AIDS Charles Wiysonge, professor of clinical epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University “…Current epidemiological and financial trends suggest there’s a major risk of a substantial shortfall in the funds required to…

5 Organizational Changes Needed To Achieve Global Water Security

The Guardian: Water security for all? We need these five organizational changes Nick Hepworth, director of Water Witness International “The global water crisis is not driven by absolute water scarcity, but by a scarcity of governance: there’s enough water to go around, we just need to get better at managing…

Development Banks Should Encourage Human Rights, Participatory Approach To Development

Foreign Policy: It’s Time for Development Banks to Start Listening Maina Kiai, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association “…The World Bank and other development finance institutions’ own research points to the importance of public participation for development projects to be effective. Yet too often these institutions fail…

Both Democrats, Republicans At Fault For Delaying Zika Response Efforts

Post and Courier: Zika aid first, politics later Editorial Board “Predictably but sadly, Congress left Washington last week without approving funding to fight the deadly Zika virus. Members are pointing to those on the other side of the aisle as the culprits. But voters should see it as a colossal…

Philanthropy Can Play Powerful Role In Funding HIV-Related Human Rights Efforts

Devex: Durban then and now: Human rights funding in the AIDS response John Barnes, executive director of Funders Concerned About AIDS “Policymakers, scientists, and implementers agree that an effective HIV response must be viewed through the lens of human rights. Yet overall AIDS funding for human rights is remarkably low.…

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