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Investment In Disability Data Crucial To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Poor people living with disabilities are counting on better data for better lives Harpinder Collacott, executive director at Development Initiatives, and Tim Wainwright, chief executive officer of ADD International “…At ADD International and at Development Initiatives we have four key recommendations for ensuring people with disabilities are not…

COP21 Agenda Must Include Health Considerations

Huffington Post: Health: The Glaring Omission at COP21 Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of Sanofi “…It should be self-evident that health needs to be a key consideration when developing climate policy … An increase in average global temperatures could mean the expansion of regions conducive to the spread of diseases … Climate…

World Bank Framework Provides Resource For Policymakers To Accelerate Progress On SDGs

Huffington Post: Trajectories for the Sustainable Development Goals Mahmoud Mohieldin, corporate secretary and president’s special envoy at the World Bank Group “…[A recent World Bank Group publication uses a] framework to analyze the likely progress on [the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] and their determinants and to discuss country policy and financing…

Maternal Health Challenges Must Be Addressed In U.S., Other Countries

CNN: Christy Turlington Burns: Make childbirth safe for every mother Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts and director/producer of the 2010 documentary “No Woman, No Cry” “…[I]n some countries, women have no access to basic or emergency maternal health care, while in the United States, many women get…

Commitments Made At COP21 Should Bring About Gains In Health, Food Security

Huffington Post: COP21: A Defining Moment for Human Health Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General “…Existing strategies that work well to combat climate change also bring important health gains. Investments in low-carbon development, clean renewable energy, and greater climate resilience are investments in better health. … If the right commitments are made…

Achieving Food Security, Zero Hunger Requires Investments In Smallholder Farmers, Social Protection Services, Women

Huffington Post: Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of Climate Change Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme “…Achieving food security through adaptation and resilience building for those furthest behind requires immediately addressing three significant blind spots. We must invest in…

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