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Opinion Pieces Discuss World Population Day, Family Planning, Related Issues

Devex: Opinion: Family planning gives women a future. It shouldn’t be up for debate. Kathy Calvin, president and chief executive officer of the United Nations Foundation, and Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Back in 1968, we thought change was coming for women everywhere, especially…

ProPublica Examines Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves

ProPublica: Undercooked: An Expensive Push to Save Lives and Protect the Planet Falls Short “For many decades, it was one of the globe’s most underappreciated health menaces: household pollution in developing countries, much of it smoke from cooking fires. … In 2010, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves was formed…

Experts Examine Value Of SDGs In Accelerating Climate Financing

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: The sustainable development goals and climate finance: Catalytic agent or empty vessel? Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Avia Nahreen, senior research associate at the Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance, examine how the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are…

More News In Global Health

ABC/Radio National: The fight to eradicate malaria, from the first Malaria World Congress (Swan/Smith, 7/9). ABC: Samoa recalls vaccines, orders full investigation after two baby deaths (Graue/Walsh, 7/10). New York Times: ‘I Couldn’t Tell Anyone’: Women Around the World Reveal Intimate Stories of Abortion (Sedgwick, 7/9). New York Times: Amid…

Small Particulate Air Pollution Linked To Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows

The Atlantic: A Frightening New Reason to Worry About Air Pollution “It’s fairly well known that a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and genetics can all contribute to type 2 diabetes. But a new global study points to an additional, surprising culprit: the air pollution emitted by cars and…

PLOS Medicine Publishes Special Issue On Climate Change And Health

PLOS Medicine: Climate Change and Health “Climate change and the impacts on health are being increasingly reported and documented. … Throughout July PLOS Medicine is publishing a Special Issue on climate change and health. Guest edited by Dr. Jonathan Patz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Dr. Madeleine Thomson (Columbia University), the…

Curbing Migration Requires Addressing Climate Change

New York Times: If You Really Want to Curb Migration, Get Serious About Climate Change Lauren Markham, freelance reporter “…Today, according to global relief agencies, over 68 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes, often because of war, poverty, and political persecution. … If you talk to…

Wilson Center Event Highlights Intersection Of Population Growth, Family Planning, Sustainable Development

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: A More Resilient World: The Role of Population and Family Planning in Sustainable Development Olivia Smith of the Wilson Center highlights panelists’ remarks at a Wilson Center event on the role of population growth and family planning on sustainable development.…

Conflict, Climate Change Pose Challenges To SDG Efforts, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News: Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: U.N. report “Although more people are leading better lives than a decade ago, persistent poverty and hunger, as well as rapid urbanization, are challenging global efforts to create a more just and equitable world, according to a United Nations report…

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