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Private Sector ‘Central’ To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too Arancha Gonz├ílez, executive director of the International Trade Centre “…Small and medium-sized enterprises will be central to achieving the inclusive economic growth promised by the post-2015 development agenda. … The development financing challenge has been described as the need to go from…

Canada, Other Western Nations Should Commit To Ending AIDS

Edmonton Journal: Tuesday’s Editorial: End of AIDS is within reach Editorial Board “…The worldwide death toll from HIV/AIDS has been dropping since 2006, but the disease rages on in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the two million new cases estimated last year, 70 percent were in that region. … Efforts to eradicate…

On World Day, UNICEF, Rotary Urge Continued International Efforts To Eradicate Polio

U.N. News Centre: On World Polio Day, UNICEF cites ‘dramatic’ progress against virus, urges efforts towards zero cases “Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus, but a senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official has vowed ‘we cannot…

WHO Experts Recommend Pilot Programs To Better Understand Use Of GSK’s Malaria Vaccine Among African Children

News outlets report on a WHO panel’s recommendation that GlaxoSmithKline’s RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate undergo further testing through pilot programs in Africa. CIDRAP News: WHO experts urge gradual rollout of malaria vaccine “World Health Organization (WHO) experts [Friday] urged further trials of GSK’s candidate malaria vaccine on the heels of…

WHO Strategy For Malaria ‘Sets Ambitious But Achievable Global Targets’

Tropical Health Matters: Eradication, Elimination: What is Feasible — WHO Global Malaria Program In his blog, formerly named “Malaria Matters,” Bill Brieger, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, presents a letter by Pedro Alonso, director of the WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, in which he “provide[s]…