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World Bank Should Adopt Clear, Effective Strategy To Achieve SDGs, End Extreme Poverty

Project Syndicate: The World Bank Needs to Return to Its Mission Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor at Columbia University and director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network “…The World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to…

Blog Post Examines Changing Landscape Of Global Health Finance

PLOS Blogs: Global health finance: adapting to a new reality Oleg Kucheryavenko, senior consultant at the World Bank, highlights an event hosted by UBS Optimus Foundation and USAID on accelerating innovation and impact in global development and discusses the changing landscape of global health finance (2/19).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 331 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including reactions to the Global Fund’s partnership with Heineken; a discussion with Peter Sands, incoming executive director…

Brookings Blog Posts Address Private Finance, Accountability For SDGs

Brookings Institution: Multilateral Development Banks must mobilize private finance to achieve the SDGs Mahmoud Mohieldin, senior vice president for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships at the World Bank; Nritya Subramaniam, independent consultant; and Jos Verbeek, manager and special representative to the U.N. and the WTO at…

Editorial Discusses U.S. Opposition To U.N. Breastfeeding Resolution

Winston-Salem Journal: Our view: The U.S. vs. breastfeeding Editorial Board “…During a recent meeting in Geneva of the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly, a resolution reinforcing that a mother’s milk is healthiest for children and encouraging countries to limit inaccurate marketing of alternate products met strong opposition from the United…

Trump Administration Pushes Back On WHO Guidelines To Curb Antibiotic Use Among Livestock Animals To Prevent Drug Resistance

Bloomberg: Trump’s USDA Fights Global Guidelines on Livestock Antibiotics “The Trump administration is resisting the World Health Organization’s effort to sharply limit antibiotic use in farm animals, a move intended to help preserve the drugs’ effectiveness. Instead, the U.S. is helping draft an alternative approach that appears more favorable to…

Ebola Outbreak Disrupting Exxon Mobile Corp. Operations In West Africa

News outlets report on the announcement from the CEO of Exxon Mobile Corp. that Ebola is disrupting its oil and gas operations in West Africa, including work off Liberia’s coast. The Hill: Ebola disrupts ExxonMobil operations “Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is disrupting…