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Conference Spotlights Technology’s Role In Advancing Global Health, Achieving SDGs

Devex: Insights from Techonomy: What can technology bring to global health? “…Techonomy, a conference and media company that organizes events on how technological advances are transforming industries and addressing global challenges, announced that its 2018 focus will be on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At its conference in Half…

Outcomes Of Global Nutrition Summit Include Funding, Political Commitments

Devex: Global Nutrition Summit sees new funding, political commitments “Advocates and officials at the Global Nutrition Summit this weekend urged policymakers to place nutrition at the center of anti-poverty and development efforts. Good nourishment can have a multiplier effect on the well-being of communities, they argued at the event, which…

New Global Nutrition Report Presents Challenges To, Signposts For Addressing Malnutrition

Financial Times: Global nutrition crisis demands step change in response Corinna Hawkes, director of the Centre for Food Policy at City University and co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report “Malnutrition — in all its forms — is a far-reaching crisis that threatens to derail human development, with almost every country…

WHO Releases New Draft 5-Year Program Of Work With Focus On SDGs, UHC

Intellectual Property Watch: New WHO 5-Year Program Is Out. In The Recipe? SDGs, Access To Medicines, Innovation, Better Health For All “The new leadership of the World Health Organization [Wednesday] issued its draft new program of work for the next five years. The program depicts new orientations for the global…

WEF 2017 Global Gender Gap Index Shows Decrease In Parity From 2016 Levels

Quartz: It’s going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap “…Each year, the WEF ranks 144 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index to see how they compare on four ‘pillars’: economic participation and opportunity, education, political empowerment, and health and survival. The WEF crunches numbers…

Africa Must Scale Up Health, Education, Gender Equality Efforts To Meet Needs Of Growing Youth Population, UNICEF Reports

U.N. News Centre: ‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges “If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition — African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 — scaled-up investment in health, education, and women’s protection and empowerment…

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