To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More


Devex Examines Best Indicators To Measure Progress In Maternal Health Interventions

Devex: SDG indicators shape maternal health interventions. Is it for the best? “…As the global health community now turns its focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, aid workers in Afghanistan and its least-developed peers are asking whether the best measure of progress is the number of births attended by skilled birth personnel. The SDGs aim…More

Defense, Security Sector Reform Necessary To Address Development Challenges, Achieve SDGs

Financial Times: To meet the U.N. development goals, look to the security sector Katherine Dixon, director for defense and security at Transparency International “…All too often, the defense sector is front and center of sustaining the corrupt power structures that fuel inequality and popular frustration, and divert resources away from other vital public spending. This…More

UNFPA Acting Director Natalia Kanem Discusses Demographic Dividend, Reaching SDGs In IPS…

Inter Press Service: “The Time is Now” to Invest in Youth, Girls “…The U.N. Population Fund’s (UNFPA) new acting Executive Director Natalia Kanem, who assumed her new role after the unexpected death of former Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, sat down with IPS to discuss the issues, challenges, and goals towards achieving the demographic dividend and…More

Community-Led Development Key To Building Resilience

Christian Science Monitor: The bounty that heads off famine Editorial Board “…The idea of community-led development has now blossomed worldwide. The change can be seen in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Not only has the U.N. set a goal to end persistent hunger by 2030, it also calls…More

U.N. SG Guterres Seeks To Reform Organization To Enable More Progress On SDGs

Christian Science Monitor: A disrupter at U.N.: Can new chief shake up bureaucracy to speed progress? “António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. … Still, Mr. Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal…More

Devex Examines U.N. Estimates Of Cost To Reach Health-Related SDGs

Devex: Here’s how much is needed to meet SDGs’ global health targets by 2030 “In its newest estimates, published this week, the World Health Organization has predicted that low- and middle-income countries will require an additional $134 billion per year between now and 2025 to reach health-related targets under the Sustainable Development Goals, leading to…More

Least-Developed Nations, Donors Must Explore Innovative Financing Options, U.N. Report Says

Devex: Poorest countries need new ways to finance SDGs, U.N. report says “The second-annual checkup on the Sustainable Development Goals wrapped up at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday with a warning that growth and foreign assistance in the world’s poorest countries is not enough for them to collectively reach the poverty, health, and environment…More

U.N. Deputy SG Urges Public Institutions To Embrace SDGs

U.N. News Centre: U.N. deputy chief highlights importance of public institutions in reaching development goals “United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed [Tuesday] urged public institutions to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality, and tackle climate change. … She stressed that government mobilize all actors…More

U.N. High-Level Political Forum, Secretary General’s Report Examine Global Progress On SDGs,…

Devex: Indigenous leaders lament disconnect between SDG indicators and reality at U.N. “An annual review of the Sustainable Development Goals is underway at the United Nation’s high-level political forum in New York — but indigenous leaders attending the summit stressed the need to look beyond the U.N. for an accurate take on the health, environmental,…More

U.N. Event To Examine Access To Medicines In Context Of SDGs

Intellectual Property Watch: Event Looks At U.N. High-Level Panel On Medicines Access, SDGs And Policy Coherence “An event on 17 July at the United Nations in New York will address the ‘U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines: Advancing Health-Related SDGs through Policy Coherence.’ The High-Level Panel issued its report late last year…More

‘My Country First’ Policies Inhibiting Progress On SDGs, Report Says

Deutsche Welle: ‘My country first’ policy a threat to global goals — report “World leaders have been urged to strengthen efforts to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were agreed by 193 member states in 2015. The appeal was made in a report released on Thursday by the Bertelsmann Foundation, timed to…More

Sustainable Development Solutions Network Releases 2017 Edition Of SDG Index And Dashboards…

SDG Index & Dashboards: 2017 Report “The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The annual report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important reforms. It is…More

The ‘Dream Team’ for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health: an…

A competent, enabled and efficiently deployed health workforce is crucial to the achievement of the health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Health, Development Of African Youth Key To Achieving SDGs On Continent

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Young people are key to a healthy future for Africa Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Africa has to look at how to harness the energy of its youth to create a health system that suits all. … The health and development of Africa’s adolescents is key to achieving the Sustainable…More

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