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To Meet U.N. Goal Of Ending Hunger By 2030, World Must Eat Less Meat, Waste Less Food, Improve…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kale or steak? Change in diet key to U.N. plan to end hunger by 2030 “…Later this month, world leaders are set to endorse a U.N. goal to eliminate hunger by 2030, but they will have to convince their citizens to adopt new eating habits first, experts say.


Dismantling gains in global health?

As the Third International Conference on Financing for Development begins in Ethiopia, Áine Markham of Médecins Sans Frontières warns that basing funding decisions on country-level finance indicators could be a step backwards for global health, especially in middle-income countries.  This month signals a critical … Continue reading » The post Dismantling gains in global health? appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.


Map of the Day: A new future for the World Bank

The World Bank’s influence is waning. Some point to the emerging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as evidence of the body’s declining power, but it is the World Bank’s own projections that illustrate the change. Thirty-six countries will graduate from World Bank loans over the next four years (see the above gif). The World Bank maintains


Long-term finance for infrastructure essential to ending poverty

​Fifteen years from now, will you remember where you were when the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Friday, September 25, 2015 may not be one of those days that the general public will remark on, but it is a milestone in development history. The SDGs set a new and ambitious agenda that we at the World Bank Group, together with our partners, will work to achieve along with our own goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030.

U.N., African Leaders Laud Continent’s Progress On MDGs, Cite Lessons Learned For SDGs

The Guardian: U.N. hails impressive gains on education and reducing child mortality in Africa “When African leaders return home after this month’s U.N. summit in New York, they must be ready to implement innovative policies, seek fresh financing, and beef up their data if they hope to build on progress made over the past 15…More

World Can Eradicate Malaria By 2040 With New Tools, Strategies, Financing, Report From Gates…

News outlets highlight findings from a new report from Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ray Chambers, U.N. envoy for financing the health Millennium Development Goals and for malaria. Associated Press: Bill Gates and U.N. say malaria could be eradicated by 2040 “Malaria could be wiped out by 2040, despite…More

Addressing Humanitarian Crises Requires New Approaches To Development Financing

The Guardian: The growing need for humanitarian aid means we must find a new approach to development Kristalina Georgieva, co-chair of the U.N. secretary general’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing and vice president of the European Commission, and Borge Brende, Norway’s minister of foreign affairs “…The relationship between humanitarian and development assistance urgently requires attention…More

Universal health coverage in a generation is achievable

​As the father of four children, I know how important access to good, quality health care is. All parents aspire to be able to provide the same for their children. That’s why we at the World Bank Group are working with our partners around the globe to make universal health coverage a reality for all. Uniting finance and development has been a lifelong passion of mine.

To Meet U.N. Goal Of Ending Hunger By 2030, World Must Eat Less Meat, Waste Less Food, Improve…

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Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kale or steak? Change in diet key to U.N. plan to end hunger by 2030 “…Later this month, world leaders are set to endorse a U.N. goal to eliminate hunger by 2030, but they will have to convince their citizens to adopt new eating habits first, experts say.

World Bank Blog Examines Effectiveness Of Financial Incentives For Health

World Bank’s “Let’s Talk Development”: Financial incentives in health: the magic bullet we were hoping for? Adam Wagstaff, research manager of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, discusses the effectiveness of financial incentives for health, including pilot performance-based financing (PBF) projects, by examining various case studies, and writes, “So far, despite the widespread…More

Innovative Financing Required To Reduce Preventable Child Deaths

Devex: Development impact bonds could be part of the solution to financing child survival Andrew Wainer, director of policy research for Save the Children “…This summer, the U.S. Senate took an initial step toward tapping into new development funding through the introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015. The bill —…More

Ten best resources for conducting financing and benefit incidence analysis in resource-poor…

Many low- and middle-income countries are seeking to reform their health financing systems to move towards universal coverage.

Resource Management, Partnerships, Innovative Financing Important Under New Development Agenda,…

Devex: UNFPA chief: New development architecture will mean adaptation, more cooperation “The architecture of the development agenda and how it will be financed has changed, but the U.N. Population Fund is adapting and looking to new partnerships and innovative financing to continue to promote reproductive health and family planning. ‘I think that management of resources…More

A projected loss of $47 trillion from NCDs

Globally, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, account for six times as many deaths as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Over the next 15 years, the World Economic Forum projects an economic loss of $47 trillion from NCDs. Despite this burden, only 3% of development assistance for health is targeted toward NCDs. To address this gap, the American Heart Association, the LIVESTRONG Foundation and the NCD Roundtable published the brief, “Prevention & Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDS)” to provide findings and recommendations for how the US Government can better address the growing threat of NCDs. Recommendations include harmonizing NCD definitions through an inter-agency process, leveraging the expertise of diverse agencies alongside private investments, and continual funding of multilateral institutions that combat NCDs

Leaders, advocates, researchers, clinicians call for universal immediate HIV treatment access

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: Chris Beyrer, Deborah Birx, Julio Montaner, Lilian Mworeko, Mark Dybul, Michel Sidibe, Vancouver ConsensusA commentary published online today in The Lancet co-authored by leaders of global funding agencies and organizations as well as leading researchers, clinicians, and civil society workers responding to HIV globally calls for immediate access to antiretroviral treatment for all people infected with HIV, without rationing based on geographic location or advanced state of illness. […](Read more…)

Global Health Innovation Landscape Must Shift With Changing Health Financing Trends

Devex: The new market builders for health innovation Michael Igoe, global development reporter for Devex “…At the recent International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, negotiators sent a strong message that global development’s future resides with domestic tax resources and private investment, not with foreign aid. That means the market for global…More

Extend HIV treatment to all, WHO to recommend

The advice to expand treatment beyond vulnerable groups follows studies showing the benefits of early intervention.

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