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Joint OECD-FAO Report Describes How Agricultural Policies Can Align With Health

The Lancet: Food security in the Middle East and North Africa Editorial Board “…Nutrition is essential for health. Despite greater food production than ever before, malnutrition remains among the top 10 causes of death in resource-poor countries. With little prospect over the next decade of greater protein intake in such…

U.N. Report, High-Level Forum Examine Cities’ Efforts To Reach Development Goals

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Lack of data, definitions dent global drive to strengthen cities — U.N. “A global drive to make cities safer and more resilient to disasters is being hampered as many countries are unable to gather local data, monitor progress, or even clearly define ‘city’ and ‘urban,’ a United…

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…

More News In Global Health

The Guardian: Teenager at center of Kenyan court case over botched abortion has died (Ratcliffe, 7/10). Homeland Preparedness News: Research initiative targets Ebola virus (Clark, 7/9). Reuters: ‘Clear evidence of humanitarian need’ in North Korea: U.N. aid chief (Smith, 7/11). U.N. News: Achieving targets on energy helps meet other Global…

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…

New Issue Of Global Health: Science And Practice Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: June 2018 This new issue of the online journal features pieces on various topics, including an editorial on lessons learned from the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria control programs in Myanmar and Nigeria; a commentary on improving global health programs through systematic program…

Global Fund Should ‘Change Its Narrative’ To Include UHC

The Lancet: Offline: Can the Global Fund survive? Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. … The Fund’s executive director, Peter Sands, together with the chair of the Board, Aida Kurtović, must…

E.U. Remains Committed To Addressing Global NCDs

Devex: Opinion: How the E.U. is battling against threats to the world’s health Neven Mimica, E.U. commissioner for international cooperation and development “…The European Union is strongly committed to playing a leading role in the global movement against [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)]. We are supporting partner countries’ efforts to maximize health…

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