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UNITAID Chair Discusses Innovative Financing In Forbes Interview

Forbes: U.N. Undersecretary Pioneers Invisible Way To End Poverty “U.N. Undersecretary Philippe Douste-Blazy has been on a mission to help people around the world who are suffering beyond comprehension. His UNITAID organization has made material progress raising over $2 billion through micro-levies on airlines tickets that have gone to fight…

Some Aid Agencies Praise FFD3 Outcomes, While Others Lament Lack Of New Aid Pledges

Reuters: Did the U.N. financing for development conference deliver? “A major United Nations summit to finance ambitious global development goals, from giving free education to all to dealing with climate change, fell short of developing countries’ expectations with few aid pledges. But a strong focus on tax reforms, the universal…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss FFD3 Outcomes, SDG Discussions

The Guardian: The Guardian view on global development goals: heed the good news, but more needs to be done Editorial Board “…[S]ome of the overarching lessons that can be drawn from the [recent U.N. report on development goals] … point to the merit of mobilizing governments and public opinion in…

FFD3 Conference Wraps Up With Mixed Reviews On Final Action Agenda

News outlets discuss the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the final outcome document of the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) that concluded this week in Ethiopia. Devex: Addis #FFD3: A taxing week “Now that the dust has begun to settle and most delegates are on their way home ……

Blog Post Discusses 3 Recently Released UNAIDS Reports

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With UNAIDS as common denominator, reports bring impetus, optimism, and now, realities Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from three recently released UNAIDS reports, including a joint report by UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation. “…[The Kaiser/UNAIDS] report…

Prioritizing, Investing In Girls, Women Can Help Propel Development Agenda Forward

Devex: What happens when you invest in girls and women? It’s simple: We all win Katja Iversen, chief executive officer of Women Deliver “…[I]nvesting in girls and women, particularly their sexual and reproductive health and rights, education, and economic empowerment, is among the smartest ways to advance progress for all.…

Investing In Community Health Systems, Workers Critical To Preventing Future Epidemics

Huffington Post: Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Preventing the Next Ebola Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health and associate physician in the division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; and Jeffrey Walker, co-author of ‘The Generosity Network’ “…At the core of…