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Agence France-Presse: One-stop clinics, a rare lifesaver for Zimbabwe’s sick (Jongwe, 7/20). Al Jazeera: ‘Toxic stress’: Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone (Werner/Acland, 7/21). Devex: Could permagardens help solve refugee malnutrition? (Root, 7/22). Global Health NOW: A Neglected Disease, A Lab Researcher, And Real Life (Silberner, 7/11). The Guardian:…

International Community Must Increase Investments In Early Childhood Nutrition

Project Syndicate: The Nutrition Challenge Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[I]mproving child nutrition is one of the most transformative investments that governments and donors can make. … Malnutrition … has an extensive impact on society … In fact, malnutrition…

World Off Track To Meet Some Food-Related SDGs, Asia-Pacific To Miss All Targets, High-Level Forum On Sustainable Development Hears At Close

U.N. News: World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition “Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are ‘off-track,’ the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming.…

U.K. Should Increase Funding To, Lead On Global WASH Activities

The Telegraph: U.K. must spend more on water and sanitation to help lift everyone out of poverty Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid “…[U.K. overseas aid] fails to sufficiently prioritize one area that is an essential element in escaping poverty — providing clean water, decent sanitation, and good hygiene (WASH).…

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Fox News: Philippines declares national emergency after more than 100,000 people contract dengue fever (Dedaj, 7/17). The Guardian: Babies in Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food, study finds (Boseley, 7/17). The Guardian: Indonesian women suffering ‘epidemic’ of domestic violence, activists warn (Lamb, 7/17). Inter Press Service: U.N. Report…

Global Index Shows Some Progress Toward Ending Poverty

Washington Post: Millions have come out of poverty. It’s a reason to hope. Editorial Board “…The … global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), based on data from 101 countries, covering 5.7 billion people, provides a snapshot of the progress humankind is making toward the United Nations’ ambitious goal of ending poverty ‘in…

‘Fair And Sustainable’ Transformative Change Needed To Achieve SDGs, U.N. SG Says In Opening Address At High-Level Meeting

U.N. News: Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development, says U.N. chief “The world’s people are demanding ‘transformative change that is fair and sustainable,’ Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key…