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Blog Posts Discuss R&D, Malaria In Post-2015 Development Goals

Two blog posts discuss different aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Making the case for research and innovation for health in the post-2015 development agenda
“In this guest post, Claire Wingfield — product development policy officer at PATH — writes about a new paper exploring why research and development (R&D) of high-priority health tools for diseases and conditions affecting low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) should be a critical component of the post-2015 development agenda” (Chmiola, 9/24).

UCSF Global Health Sciences: Commentary: Malaria Elimination and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Rima Shretta, deputy lead for policy and finance at the Malaria Elimination Initiative, writes, “…34 countries are working towards eliminating malaria, but without a global commitment, they may find it difficult to secure the necessary political and financial commitment. While we can remain hopeful that the upcoming year of member state negotiations and debates will strengthen the SDGs, the process will need strong leadership from donor countries and high-level engagement from member countries…” (9/24).