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Gender Equality Vital To Ending Extreme Poverty, Reaching Development Goals

Medium’s “USAID 2030”: Why Every Day Should Be International Women’s Day In recognition of International Women’s Day, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith discusses the impact of women and gender equality on global development, writing, “[I]t’s not just on the economic front where women are poised to make a significant difference. When…

Global Leaders Must Address Increasingly More Common Vector-Borne Diseases

VICE News: Zika Virus, ‘Ghostbusters,’ and the Strange New Normal of Tropical Disease Pandemics Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, president and director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Baker Institute fellow in disease…

Global Community Must Accelerate Progress On Eliminating Preventable Child Deaths

Devex: 5 ways to stop 200,000 child deaths Mathuram Santosham, chair of the Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, senior adviser for the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins University, and professor of international health and…

Blog Posts Recognize International Women’s Day

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Millennium Challenge Corporation Launches ‘Smart Aid’ Series on International Women’s Day Leigh Stapleton, lead for public engagement and outreach at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), discusses the MCC and the Society for International Development’s launch of a new “Smart Aid” series in celebration of International…

CGD Blog Post, Podcast Discuss MCC’s New Strategic Plan

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: A Big, Bold Plan for MCC’s Future Sarah Rose, a CGD senior policy analyst, discusses MCC NEXT, the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s new strategic plan. “MCC should be applauded for its vision, and indeed there are a number of things to like about…

USAID Report Outlines Local Partnerships, Many With Private Businesses

Devex: It’s not just about big corporations: A look at local partnerships “…The U.S. Agency for International Development has been partnering with local businesses for many years, but it did its first broad overview of activities only recently. The Local Private Sector Partnerships report, which was published in November, outlined…

Opinion Pieces Recognize International Women’s Day

The following opinion pieces recognize International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on March 8. Huffington Post: Better Education Will Mean Better Health for Young Women and Girls Julia Gillard, 27th prime minister of Australia and Board chair of the Global Partnership for Education “…There is compelling evidence that better…

Surgery, Anesthesia Care Integral To Achieving SDGs

Los Angeles Times: The sustainable development goals and surgery: Is a ‘moon shot’ the answer? John Meara, Kletjian professor of global surgery at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, and Nakul Raykar, chief fellow of the program in global surgery and social change at…

Special Edition Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Focuses On International Women’s Day

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash This special edition of the Global Fund News Flash recognizing International Women’s Day includes a video drawing attention to steps to achieve gender equality, an opinion piece examining how better education for girls leads to better health, and…

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