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CFR Blog Posts Highlight Gender Equality, Health Systems Strengthening In Development Agenda

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals
Rachel Vogelstein, director and senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, discusses targets for the equality of women and girls in the SDG framework. “…The comprehensive gender equality targets included in the SDG zero draft are a positive step forward for the post-2015 development agenda. The promise of this framework, however, will only be realized if member states and development practitioners are held accountable for financing and implementing progress toward the equality of women and girls” (6/30).

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals: Strengthening Health Systems for Sustainability
In a guest post, Amit Chandra, an emergency physician and global health consultant based in Washington, D.C., discusses the importance of health systems strengthening and writes, “National governments should be encouraged to provide basic health services to their populations. The global health community can support this effort by financing health management training and an expanded health provider workforce” (6/29).

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