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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Importance Of Investing In Development; Africa’s Polio-Free Status; U.N’s 75th Anniversary; Other Global Health Topics

Devex: Opinion: Why development matters J. Brian Atwood, visiting professor for international studies and public affairs at Brown University’s Thomas Watson Institute for International Studies and professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Paula Garcia Tufro, project director at the U.S. Institute…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Financing Equitable Response; Impact On Girls, Women; Sustaining Progress In Cancer Care Amid Pandemic

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Financing a comprehensive and equitable COVID-19 response Mahmoud Mohieldin, special envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations, and Michael Kelleher, director of external affairs at 2Blades Foundation (9/18). Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Corona-free? How disinformation could be clouding the…

As U.N. General Assembly Gathers Virtually For 75th Meeting, SG Guterres Calls For Political Will Among International Community To Address COVID-19, Achieve SDGs

AP: Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders gather virtually “With COVID-19 still careening across the planet, the annual gathering of its leaders in New York will be replaced this year by a global patchwork of prerecorded speeches, another piece of upheaval in a deeply divided world turned topsy-turvy by a…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Gathering Global Health-Related Quantitative, Qualitative Data; Developing Next UNAIDS Strategy; Accelerating UHC, Mental Health, Emergency Response, Nutrition Efforts; Ensuring Sustainability In Health Care

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Humanizing quantitative data: A Q&A with ChloĆ© Roubert and Micki Semler ChloĆ© Roubert, design anthropology lead, and Micki Semler, design research lead, both at Sonder Design Collective (9/16). UNAIDS: Shaping the next UNAIDS global AIDS strategy (9/18). UNICEF: WHO and UNICEF recommit to…

Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2020 To Take Place Next Week, Focus On 5 Key Themes

World Economic Forum: Everything you need to know about the Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2020 Terri Toyota, head of the Sustainable Markets Group and member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum, discusses the fourth Sustainable Development Impact Summit, set to take place from September 21-24, and highlights…

World Bank’s Human Capital Index 2020 Warns Of Pandemic Impacts On Human Capital

Devex: World Bank warns of COVID-19 toll on human capital “On Wednesday, the World Bank released its latest installment of the ‘Human Capital Index,’ a country-by-country ranking that translates shortfalls in health and education into potential productivity losses at a national level. The 2020 version of the index describes the…

Opinion Pieces Address Vector Control Strategies Amid Changing Climate, Cholera Eradication Efforts, Global WASH, Food Systems

The Conversation: More dengue fever and less malaria — mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology at Pennsylvania State University (9/9). Devex: Opinion: Satellite imagery — global data for global goals Nikhil Seth, assistant secretary-general and executive director…

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