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Health Indicator Progress Slipping In Africa, Making Gains In E.U., Reports Show

Devex: Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, and Togo lead Africa on development progress “The rate of progress on human development has slowed over the past five years, according to the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released [Monday]. The report found that progress in education has ‘nearly ground to a halt’ and…

Q&A Series Continues To Highlight Women Working In Development, Supported By USAID

USAID/Medium: Q&A Series: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better In this continuing series of blog posts, USAID highlights the innovative work of women the agency has supported. “They are having an outsized impact in the developing world – and beyond – proving that when women do better, countries do better,” the blog…

World Toilet Day Highlights Global Lack Of Access To Sanitation, Hygiene Facilities

Deutsche Welle: World Toilet Day: A private matter of public health “…Sunday [was] World Toilet Day. In its 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, the World Health Organization set a target of providing all people with clean drinking water and functioning sanitary systems by the year 2030. In the paper, the WHO…

WHO Ministerial Conference Provided Opportunity For Global TB Community To Accelerate Progress Against Disease

The Lancet Global Health: Tuberculosis makes it onto the international political agenda for health … finally Mario Raviglione, director of the Global TB Programme at the WHO, and colleagues “…The latest global burden of disease assessment measuring progress on health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] concludes that tuberculosis is one of…

Opinion Pieces Discuss World Toilet Day, Importance Of Sanitation As Development Goal

HuffPost: The toilet economy Carl Manlan, economist, chief operating officer at the Ecobank Foundation, and a 2016 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…[W]e need to integrate and find solutions to increasing awareness and toilet usage, decreasing cost through innovative financing and addressing poor levels of service of public…

Report Highlights Progress Made, Data Gaps In Tracking Africa’s SDGs, Agenda 2063

Brookings Institution’s “Africa in Focus”: Figure of the week: Africa’s progress on the SDGs and Agenda 2063 Mariama Sow, research analyst at the Africa Growth Initiative, discusses a report that examines the progress made in Africa toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063, and identifies gaps in…

Rise Of African Philanthropists Influences Discussion Of Funding Priorities

Financial Times: Rise of Africa’s wealthy class drives change from within “…The rise of Africa’s wealthy class, and the greater capacity of some governments to drive growth and development independently, is giving Africans more say over the type of programs they want funded. It is a noisy debate…” This article…

Activists Oppose Proposed Law To Legalize Marriage For Children As Young As 9 In Iraq

The Guardian: ‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalize marriage for children as young as nine “A new law that could legalize marriage for children as young as nine in Iraq would be ‘catastrophic,’ setting back women’s rights by half a century, activists said. The proposal, an amendment to Iraq’s personal status…

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