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U.S. Congress Should Approve Measures for Public Health Emergency Funding

Scientific American: Robust Emergency Fund Needed to Respond to Future Disease Outbreaks Editorial Board “…[T]he U.S. is woefully unprepared to meet [the] threat [of disease outbreaks] because it does not set aside money to beat back an outbreak before it can spread. … A mechanism is already in place to…

U.N., Nations Must Aim To Sustain Peace, Development As ‘Two Sides Of Same Coin’

Huffington Post: Sustainable Development And Sustaining Peace: 2 Sides Of The Same Coin Magdy Martínez-Solimán, U.N. assistant secretary general and UNDP assistant administrator and director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, and Oscar Fernández-Taranco, U.N. assistant secretary general for Peacebuilding Support “…Sustaining peace and sustainable development are two…

U.S. Congress Should Continue Leadership On Food Security, Reject Cuts To Foreign Aid

The Hill: Let’s not roll back bipartisan progress on global food security Judith Rowland, U.S. policy and advocacy manager at Global Citizen “…Laws like the Global Food Security Act are strong examples of bipartisan efforts to help modernize America’s foreign assistance programs. But, these efforts to make government more efficient…

American Principles, Ideals Should Guide Support Of U.S. Foreign Aid

Huffington Post: Maintaining a Moral Argument for Foreign Aid Samuel A. Worthington, CEO of InterAction “…As we continue to defend the parts of the U.S. budget that support international development, humanitarian assistance, and the promotion of democratic values, we cannot disregard the moral underpinnings behind what we do. … [W]ithout…

Trump Administration Should Invest In Malaria Efforts, Prioritize Global Development Challenges

Project Syndicate: Learning from Malaria Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[G]reat strides have been made against malaria … [T]he lessons of that success can — and therefore should — be applied to other great development challenges. … [D]evoting substantial…

U.S. Could Learn From Rwanda, Other Nations About Access To Health Care

New York Times: In Health Care, Republicans Could Learn From Rwanda Eduardo Porter, writer for the New York Times column “Economic Scene” “…[I]n some dimensions of health care, [Rwanda] gives the United States a run for its money. … Critically, Rwanda may impress upon you an idea that has captured…

Foreign Aid Investments Serve America’s Interests

Independent Journal Review: Foreign Aid Has an Enormous ROI for the U.S. and Boosts Our National Security. Don’t Cut It. Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for a New American Security “…Wisely spending dollars abroad represents not merely charity, but an exercise in short and long-term self-interest. It helps keep…

Partnerships, U.N. Development System Reform Will Help To Achieve 2030 Agenda

Inter Press Service: Don’t Move Resources from Development to Security, Warns U.N. Chief António Guterres, U.N. secretary general “…[T]he agendas of sustainable development and the agendas of preventing (conflict) and sustaining peace need to be linked. But here there is a caveat — that link should not be a pretext…

Bonds, Blended Finance, Private Sector Involvement Vital To Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: More money alone won’t meet SDG 3 Susann Roth, senior social development specialist at the Asian Development Bank “…Health care … is essentially a business, and as such needs proper funding mechanisms to deliver quality service. … As traditional donor grants are harder to come by, it’s time…

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