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Nigeria Approves Funding For Maternal, Child Health

The Guardian/AllAfrica: Nigeria: Govt Approves Subsidies for Pregnant Women, Children, Health Care Funding “The federal government has approved the implementation of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) subsidy funding for pregnant women and children under the age of five year[s]. The measure is aimed at enlarging the number of beneficiaries of the…

First 1,000 Days Will Shape Child’s Nutrition, Education, Future

Huffington Post: 1,000 Days Ed Gragert, director of the Global Campaign for Education-US “…The Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) is committed to ensuring that all young people worldwide have access to a quality education. But, unless a young person enters school healthy and ready to learn, with both a preschool…

Post-2015 Agenda Must Address Gender Equality, Empowering Women

Devex: We can’t put off to tomorrow what needs to be done today John Hendra, deputy executive director for policy and program at U.N. Women, discusses progress toward MDG 3, what still remains to be achieved, and what should be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda (8/13).

Cooperation Can Accelerate MDG Progress

Devex: Teamwork crucial to accelerate progress on MDGs Magdy Martínez-Solimán, U.N. Development Program’s deputy assistant administrator and director ad interim of the Bureau for Development Policy “…While we expect gains to be significant, it is clear that the unfinished work of the MDGs will continue to be a major part…

Indigenous People Should Be At ‘Center Of International Development Efforts’

The Guardian: Why are indigenous people left out of the sustainable development goals? Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) in Bogotá “…The slow erosion of indigenous people is one of the world’s greatest ongoing tragedies, and…

World Bank Can Help Migrants Send Money Home For Families’ Needs, Including Health

New York Times: Migrants and the Middlemen “…Last year alone, migrants in rich countries sent an estimated $404 billion to their families in developing countries. The money pays for daily needs, as well as for health, education, and emergencies. But the cost to transfer those billions is likely to rise…

World’s Least Developed Countries Seek Inclusion In Post-2015 Agenda

Inter Press Service: World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda “The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion. An Open-ended Working Group (OWG), which will continue its 13th…

SciDev.Net Interviews Hans Rosling On Teaching, Addressing Global Trends

SciDev.Net: Q&A: Hans Rosling on depicting global trends accurately SciDev.Net interviews Hans Rosling — professor of global health at the Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chair of the Gapminder Foundation — about teaching demography and other issues to high school and college teachers and depicting global trends to the public…

Malaria Interventions During Pregnancy Help Prevent Cases, Deaths, RBM Report Shows

News outlets discuss a new report from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership on the impact of malaria interventions on maternal and child health. The Guardian/IPP Media: Roll Back Malaria campaign averts 94,000 newborn deaths “A newly released report by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership [shows malaria interventions during pregnancy…

Most People Live In Cities, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets highlight a new U.N. report on human habitation of cities and the challenges presented. New York Times: U.N. Finds Most People Now Live in Cities “More than half of humanity now lives in cities, and even more will soon. The world will have to confront how to make…

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