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IBSA Fund For Poverty, Hunger Alleviation In Global South Releases Annual Report

U.N. News Centre: Antalya: U.N.-backed fund combating poverty and hunger across Global South launches annual report “Three countries at the forefront of South-South cooperation … launched [Monday] the latest report of the India, Brazil, and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation, known as the IBSA Fund, named after…

U.N. Security Council Resolution Urges More Action Against Human Trafficking, Slavery; Researchers Say Issues Should Be Treated As Global Health Problems

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. Security Council approves tougher action on human trafficking “A resolution urging tougher action to crack down on human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide was unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday. The resolution called on countries to adopt anti-trafficking laws, ramp up efforts…

Global Community Should Take ‘Coordinated Action’ To Improve Food Systems

Devex: Opinion: Our food systems are perpetuating malnutrition — and stalling development John Beddington, senior adviser at the Oxford Martin School, professor of natural resource management at Oxford University, and co-chair of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition; and John Agyekum Kufuor, former president of Ghana…

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…

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