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Special Representative Of IMF To U.N. Highlights 4 Recommendations On Meeting SDG Financing Challenges

IMFBlog: Financing for Sustainable Development: Tackling Big Challenges Christopher Lane, special representative of the IMF to the United Nations, discusses challenges in financing development and highlights four recommendations from a new study that discusses how “to better align financing with investments in the Sustainable Development Goals.” The recommendations include: “Develop…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war (4/19). Borgen Magazine: Positive Deviance: A Solution for Malnutrition in Vietnam? (Newsome, 4/18). Health24: Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds (4/18). Inter Press Service: Egypt’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough (Srour, 4/18). The Lancet:…

Devex Examines Functions Of U.N. OCHA’s Central Emergency Response Fund

Devex: CERF: The fund that functions ‘like the ambulance for the U.N.’ “Mark Lowcock, head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, last week announced the largest ever disbursement from the Central Emergency Response Fund, the U.N. mechanism for allocating unearmarked humanitarian dollars. The $125 million for…

Xinhua News Reports On Various Meetings In Africa Addressing SDGs, HIV/AIDS, FGM

Xinhua News: U.N. forum reviews implementation of 2030 agenda in Africa “The 5th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) kicked off Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to review the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The two-day forum is meant…

Opinion Piece, Letter To Editor Discuss Role Of Philanthropy In Global Health, Sustainable Development

Financial Times: Philanthropy’s blighted reputation threatens global giving Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy “Charitable giving worldwide supports a diverse and vital group of non-government organizations working on issues from disaster relief and global poverty to educational opportunities for girls. But today, at least in the U.S.,…