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China Can Provide Important Lessons, Serve As Partner To Africa On UHC

Devex: China and UHC in Africa Cheng Feng, chair of the China Alliance for South-South Health Cooperation Research and professor at Tsinghua University Research Center for Public Health “…The success that China is beginning to have in expanding health coverage at home is particularly fertile learning territory for Africa, given…

Commitment To Meeting Malaria MDG Must Continue In Post-2015 Development Era

Inter Press Service: Realizing Unfinished Business of MDGs: A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership “…[Malaria] gains are fragile and their impact unevenly distributed. As we shift gears — from the Millennium Development Goals to the broader…

WASH Important To Preventing Diarrheal Diseases Among Children

Huffington Post: The Fundamental Question About Water Hope Randall, communications associate with the Defeat Diarrheal Disease (DefeatDD) Initiative at PATH “…Since 1990, we have cut the number of global child deaths in half … WASH continues to be one of the most practical ways we can fulfill our commitment to…

Scientific Community Must Participate In U.N.’s SDG Process

Nature: Policy: Five priorities for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Yonglong Lu, professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciencesk, and colleagues “This week, the United Nations is deliberating in New York how to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that it will launch formally in September. Science must be…

West Africa’s Post-Ebola Rebuilding Requires Support From International Community

Washington Post: Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world’s help Editorial Board “The ravaging of populations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by the Ebola virus over the past year has been devastating. The virus killed 10,702 people and left behind vast economic and emotional tolls. The rest of the…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Foreign Assistance, Food Aid Budgets

The Hill: Real possibility of ending hunger and extreme poverty David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World “A world without hunger and poverty is no longer a dream. … Increased political commitment is crucial to real progress against hunger and poverty. Over the last five years, Bread for the…

SDGs Must Include Women’s Sexual, Reproductive Rights, Gender Equality

The Guardian: ‘Women need the same rights as men, because development needs equality’ Samah Krichah of Le Labo’ Démocratique; Nzira Deus of Movfemme; Natasha Sajjad of Rutgers WPF Pakistan; Mariana Mancilla of Balance; Diakhoumba Gassama of the Senegalese Council of Women; and Sarah Gold of the International Women’s Health Coalition…

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