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Post-2015 Development Goals Must Be Realistic, Have Clear Rationale

The Guardian: Eight months until new development goals are agreed. Then what? Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation “…The politics of writing the [Sustainable Development Goals] appears to have ensured the politics of using them has been…

Strengthening Health Care Workforce Key to Improving Women’s Health

Huffington Post: A Year in Review: Teaching the Next Generation of Doctors in Tanzania Maureen Ries, obstetrician-gynecologist and deputy chief medical officer at Seed Global Health “…Maternal mortality was not cut to the extent targeted by 2015, but there was significant progress made. Globally, the maternal mortality ratio dropped 45…

PEPFAR Focusing On ‘Collaboration To Achieve Impact’ In 2015

Huffington Post: Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015 Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…As of September 2014, through the generosity of the American people, PEPFAR is supporting life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 7.7 million men, women, and children, but our work…

Behavior Change, Innovation, Political Will Critical To Reaching WASH Goals

Huffington Post: For 2015, Three Must-Haves for Sanitation Sanjay Wijesekera, chief of water, sanitation and hygiene, and associate director of programs at UNICEF “…For the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, 2015 is an ‘almost, but not quite’ date. The world did reach the water MDG — in 2010, in fact…

International Family Planning Will Have ‘Interesting Year’

Devex: 7 family planning trends to watch for in 2015 Christopher Purdy, president and CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, founder of DKT International and chair of the DKT Board of Directors “This year promises to be an interesting one for international family planning. Here are seven issues and…

‘U.S. Foreign Assistance Must Remain Strong’ To Continue Progress In Health, Development

Roll Call: From Aid to Impact: Supporting U.S. Foreign Assistance Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), Kay Granger (R-Texas), and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) “…Even with significant strains on the federal budget, [U.S.] foreign assistance must remain strong. The international affairs budget supports programs with low-cost interventions that generate high-impact results, saving lives…

U.S. TB Funding Should Reflect Global Threat Posed By Drug-Resistant Strains

New York Times: Losing the Fight Against Tuberculosis Patrick Adams, freelance journalist “…Americans can no longer afford to be indifferent to the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis. … At least in the short term, poor countries need the specialized expertise only America can provide. When the president’s budget requests for the…