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AfDB Committed To Improving Water, Sanitation In Africa

Project Syndicate: Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank “…Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria. These fragile areas now need the global community’s support. We need to…

Health, Development Of African Youth Key To Achieving SDGs On Continent

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Young people are key to a healthy future for Africa Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Africa has to look at how to harness the energy of its youth to create a health system that suits all. … The health and development of Africa’s adolescents is…

Quality Data, Information Can Guide Action Across Global Health, Development Issues

Council on Foreign Relations: Data for Development: The Case for Information, Not Just Data In this guest blog post, Daniela Ligiero, CEO and executive director of the Together for Girls partnership, discusses the importance of collecting and sharing quality data and information, writing, “As we gather in New York next…

Kenya Must Adopt Innovative Financing Solutions To Achieve UHC By 2030

Inter Press Service: Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. resident coordinator to Kenya “…In its Vision 2030, Kenya committed to becoming a competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life for all its citizens by 2030. Investing in a quality health…

BRICS Countries Can Lead Global Efforts To Meet Hunger-, Poverty-Related Goals By 2030

Inter Press Service: BRICS to Lead World’s Efforts to Eradicate Hunger, Poverty by 2030 “With the clock ticking toward the 2030 deadline for meeting the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, five of the world’s most important emerging economies are well-positioned to take a leading role in helping to…

Rwanda Must Continue To Strengthen Health System With Decreasing Reliance On Global Fund

New Times: How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system Yvan Butera, general practitioner at the Rwanda Military Hospital “…Rwanda’s visionary approach to the use of Global Fund money for strengthening its health system has been effective in meeting health-related development targets and allows the government to…

Europe, World Must Address Environmental Risks To Health To Achieve SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sustainable Development Goals for environment and health are within Europe’s reach, but we need to act better Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe “The time has come for Europe and the world to tackle the 21st century’s unavoidable challenge: to address the persistent,…

Canada Releases New Foreign Aid Policy Focusing More On Gender Equality Programs

Devex: Canada’s new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights “…Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau released the country’s long-awaited International Assistance Policy last Friday, a strategy that calls itself ‘feminist’ and represents a major shift of the country’s vision for international development onto the world’s most vulnerable and…

‘No More Excuses’ On Achieving UHC, WHO DG-Elect Tedros Says

Devex: New WHO chief Tedros says ‘no more excuses’ on delivering universal health coverage “Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization, has called on governments to stop dragging their heels and making excuses, and to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to achieving global universal…

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