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Lancet Series Calls For More Canadian Leadership In Global, Indigenous Health

Canadian Press: Lancet series calls on Canada for concrete action on Indigenous, global health “Canada’s appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader. That’s according to research published this week in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals, which calls…

Thoughtful Health Financing Transition Plays Key Role In Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: The health financing transition plays a crucial role in meeting UHC Oleg Kucheryavenko, senior consultant at the World Bank “…Countries at different levels of development move towards universal health coverage at a different pace. Some have already made considerable progress, and health financing transition plays a crucial role…

Investments In Early Childhood Development Help Improve Short-, Long-Term Health, Educational, Economic Outcomes, Research Shows

Quartz: A groundbreaking study offers undeniable proof that the fight against inequality starts with moms “…The resulting studies found that children whose mothers received coaching [to help them become better teachers to their babies and to increase stimulation and play] made significant developmental gains, and not just in the short…

New Paper Assesses Role Of Multilateral Development Banks, Reforms Needed To Achieve SDGs

Brookings Institution: Time to reform the multilateral development bank system Amar Bhattacharya, senior fellow, and Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director, both for global economy and development at the Brookings Institution, discuss recommendations from a recent paper on “the role of the multilateral development system and reforms needed to…

Prioritizing Gender Equality Policies Vital To Accelerating Progress On SDGs

Devex: Opinion: How to make progress on the SDGs? Prioritize gender equality Ginette Azcona, policy specialist with U.N. Women’s Research and Data Team, and Silke Staab, research specialist at U.N. Women and manager of the global monitoring report Turning Promises into Action “…[I]dentifying policy solutions that can leverage change across…

More News In Global Health

BBC: Life after Ebola (Cunningham, 2/19). Devex: UN to development community: Think urban for the SDGs (Scruggs, 2/16). The Lancet: Yemeni health under relentless pressure (Devi, 2/17). The Lancet: End of a cholera epidemic in South Sudan declared (Burki, 2/17). New York Times: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria (McNeil, 2/16).…

U.N., IMF, Other Partners Call For Strengthening Of Tax Systems, Domestic Resources In Developing Countries To Help Finance Achievement Of SDGs

U.N. News: Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge U.N., partners “Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth,…

SDG Progress For Women ‘Unacceptably Slow,’ Says New U.N. Women Report

Devex: Progress on gender equality ‘unacceptably slow:’ U.N. Women “The United Nations has warned that progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for women and girls is ‘unacceptably slow,’ and has called for better data as well as a special focus on unpaid care work and ending violence against women…

New Report Identifies 31 Countries That Are ‘Severely Off Track’ To Achieving End Of Extreme Poverty By 2030

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: The road to ending poverty runs through 31 severely off track countries Geoffrey Gertz, post-doctoral fellow, and Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director, both for global economy and development at Brookings, discuss findings from a report identifying countries that are least likely to achieve the…

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