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‘Optimizing’ Africa’s Agro-Sector Essential To Inclusive Growth, Healthy People, Environment

International Policy Digest: Optimizing Africa’s Food Systems Richard Munang, program coordinator, and Robert Mgendi, ecosystem-based adaptation program officer,  both with the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Regional Office for Africa Climate Change Programme “…With the right approaches that work with nature, efforts to optimize the agro-value chain in Africa can…

Reaching Key Populations Vital To Ending Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Newsweek: Ending AIDS Means Leaving No One Behind William Oates, content editor at AVERT “…Despite significant progress in countries with generalized [HIV] epidemics, certain groups — including the LBGT community and young women in particular — are at a heightened risk of HIV. … Reaching these key populations is vital…

The Lancet Examines Potential Funding Sources For Global Financing Facility

The Lancet: Global Financing Facility: where will the funds come from? “A World Bank trust fund for maternal and child health — the Global Financing Facility (GFF) — which aims to raise US$2.6 billion, has so far collected almost $1 billion from donors. The bank is toying with various means…

BBC News Examines Factors Leading To Drop In Ethiopia’s Fertility Rate

BBC News: Why Ethiopian women are having fewer children than their mothers “Ethiopia has seen a massive cut in its fertility rate, from an average of seven children per woman in the 1990s to 4.6 currently. But how has it managed this? … ‘Women stay longer in school, the standard…

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