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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…

Gavi Calls For Coverage Of 3rd Dose Of PCV To Be Included As Vaccine Indicator For SDGs

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Pneumonia vaccine saves 500,000 lives in world’s poorest countries “The rollout of pneumonia vaccine has prevented the deaths of over half a million children in developing countries over the past decade, Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said [Sunday]. … This week in…

National, International Plans To Build Climate Change Resiliency Must Consider Vulnerabilities Of All Local Communities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Embracing uncertainty while planning for resilience Mozaharul Alam, Rohini Kohli, and Angus Mackay, climate change adaptation and learning experts at U.N. Environment, UNDP, and UNITAR, respectively, and coordinators of the joint UNDP-U.N. Environment National Adaptation Plans Global Support Programme (NAP-GAP) “…[H]ow do we respond to a world…

IntraHealth International Partners With DAI To Be ‘SDG-Ready’

Humentum: The NGO of the Future is Here — and It’s SDG-Ready Rebecca Kohler, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development at IntraHealth International, discusses IntraHealth’s new strategic affiliation with DAI, writing, “At IntraHealth, we’re optimistic about the possibilities of this unique arrangement. We are learning how to become…

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…

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