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Africa’s Economic Growth Depends Upon Healthy Women, Children, Opinion Piece Says

Devex: Opinion: A high birthrate alone will not lead to higher economic growth in Africa Abisola Tolu-Odutola, founder and CEO of Mumspring “…A high birthrate alone will not lead to higher economic growth on the continent. Rather, to transform their economies, African countries will need healthy children who can later…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding SRHR, ICPD25 Nairobi Summit

The Conversation: Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women and girls Alex Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health at Drexel University “…The aim of the [ICPD25] summit is to get governments to commit to speeding up the progress [on sexual and reproductive health and rights]. This will…

Sahel Nations, Global Community Must Address Development Issues, Including Family Planning Access, Nutrition, To Prevent Crisis, Experts Write In Opinion Piece

Nature: Avert catastrophe now in Africa’s Sahel Alisha Graves, academic coordinator and co-founder of the OASIS Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues “…Our analyses of population projections and the probable impacts of climate change on food security in this ecologically vulnerable zone indicate that four steps are…

Conflict Over Water Will Become More Common Without Action From International Community, Opinion Piece Says

Project Syndicate: The Growing Threat of Water Wars Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, executive secretary of International Development Economics Associates, and member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation “…With nearly two-thirds of fresh water coming from rivers and…

Global Health Community Should Work To Fill Gaps In International Health Regulations, Use Bioweapons Convention As Model, Expert Writes

Nature: Pandemic policy can learn from arms control Rebecca Katz, professor at Georgetown University and director of the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security “…[T]he global health community needs a way to help fill gaps in the [International Health Regulations (IHR)] and prevent new ones from emerging.…