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Disaster-Risk Reduction ‘Lies At The Nexus Of’ Development Assistance, Humanitarian Aid

Project Syndicate: A Global Strategy for Disaster Risk Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary-general “…It is time to stop addressing development and humanitarian emergencies separately. Disaster-risk reduction lies at the nexus of development assistance, which seeks to advance better living conditions, and humanitarian aid, which begins after a disaster hits. Starting our…

‘No Ceilings’ Data Show Gains On Gender Equality, But Gaps Remain

Huffington Post: How We Can Overcome the Unacceptable Gaps in Gender Equality Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation “…At No Ceilings, we set out to determine what progress has been made since 1995 — more specifically, since the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. ……

Abortion Must Be Included In Gender Equality Discussions

The Guardian: Illegal abortions are unsafe for women. Refusing to talk about abortion is, too Jessica Valenti, daily columnist for The Guardian “The Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — in their new women’s rights initiative No Ceilings — has magically disappeared one of the most important…

Collaboration, Partnership Among Many Sectors Can Improve Health Access Worldwide

Huffington Post: Hurdling the Health Access Barrier Cassie Chandler, global manager of microfinance and health protection at Freedom from Hunger “…Whether in Asia, Latin America, or Africa, one of the most significant barriers to good health is being able to access health services in a timely manner. There are a…

Universal Sex Education Agenda Not Compatible With Global Diversity

Foreign Affairs: Can Sex Education Be Universal? Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of education and history at New York University “…Since the 1960s, Americans have split into two camps on sex education: one side wants to teach kids how to make choices about sex, and the other wants to teach them to…

Learning From PEPFAR’s Investment In HIV Treatment

New York Times: Letters to the Editor: Strategies to Fight HIV Eran Bendavid, assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University “The article ‘U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against HIV’ (Feb. 27) suggests that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) dismissed invitations to perform…

U.S. Food Aid Reform Could Save Millions More Lives

Roll Call: Cooking Up Food Aid Reform Tom Colicchio, chef and food activist “…[U.S.] food aid law actually ties the hands of humanitarians responding to crises from buying food locally or regionally. They have to put an order into Washington and wait. And wait. But it doesn’t have to be…

Middle East’s Gulf States, Donors Well-Positioned To Help Improve Global Health

Arabian Business: Bill Gates: Why I’m betting on the Gulf to help fight extreme poverty and disease Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…I saw the Middle East’s role in global health first-hand in late January, at a conference in Berlin dedicated to providing life-saving vaccines…

Better Coordination, Adequate Resources Needed To Accelerate Progress Against Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Opinion: The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven Jomo Kwame Sundaram, coordinator for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…Overall progress [against malnutrition] has been highly uneven. … In countries where low undernourishment coexists with high malnutrition, specially designed nutrition-enhancing interventions…

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