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


‘Power Of Technology’ Can Help Achieve SDGs

Devex: Opinion: Why technology will power SDG success Ernest Darkoh and John Sargent, co-founders of BroadReach “…To reach the 2030 [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] finish line having achieved the goals, the development industry — NGOs, donors, governments, and the private sector — must fully embrace the transformative power of technology: the missing factor. When leaders…More

Businesses Have Role To Play In Addressing Climate Change, Achieving SDGs

Washington Post: My company’s carbon footprint is the size of a small country. We need to act. Stephen Badger, chair of Mars Inc. “…One of the key characteristics of the Paris agreement is that it extends beyond governments to engage businesses. … [P]eople often asked me if there really is a sound business case for…More

Systems Integration, Including Training Community Health Workers, Building Infrastructure,…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals: The solution to meeting any of them lies in how they inter-relate Ellen Agler, chief executive officer of the END Fund “…It’s going to take all the systems-thinking we can muster if we are to achieve the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] by 2030 but I truly…More

J&J Executive Discusses Private Sector Engagement, Youth Involvement To Achieve SDGs In Devex…

Devex: Q&A: For SDG success, we need a bigger table “…Michael Bzdak, global director of employee engagement at Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson, believes nongovernmental organizations are well-positioned to turn up their advocacy efforts, and get the right players to the table in making and following through on new commitments and partnerships [to…More

Politics, Inequities Present Barriers To Achieving SDGs

Project Syndicate: Politics in the Way of Progress J. Bradford DeLong, professor at the University of California at Berkeley and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research “There are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle problems including poverty, hunger, disease, inequality, climate change, ecological degradation, and many others…More

Investing In Health Workforce Critical To Achieving SDGs

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses a recent event sponsored by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and other member and partner organizations on investing in the global health workforce. Blaser writes, “[S]everal funding streams…More

Gender Equality Critical To Achievement of SDGs

Huffington Post: We Can Build A Better World If We Stop Leaving Half Of It Behind Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of international development and La Francophonie, and Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer at the World Bank “The World Bank and the Government of Canada agree that one of the most effective ways to accelerate economic development,…More

To Achieve SDGs, International Community Must Close Data Gaps On Aging Population

Devex: Opinion: Without disaggregated age data, the SDGs are set up to fail Kim Bradford Smith, senior statistics and evidence lead at the U.K. Department for International Development, and Patricia Conboy, head of global advocacy and aging at HelpAge International “…[W]ith current data collection tools, we know little about the access of older people to…More

Global Community Should Facilitate Cross-Sector Efforts To Achieve SDGs

Inter Press Service: Thousands Rally to Mark Second Anniversary of U.N.’s SDGs Tanja Gohlert, member of the European Secretariat of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty “Two years ago on 25 September 2015, 193 governments agreed to an action plan to end poverty, protect the planet, and foster international peace by adopting the U.N.’s…More

GBD Data Help Shed Light On Global Health Issues At Macro Level, But More ‘Hyperlocal’ Data…

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Measuring Progress towards Health SDGs: Great Effort, More Needed Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, and Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer, senior fellow, and board secretary at CGD, discuss the role of Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data in measuring progress…More

Accepting SDGs Critical To ‘Achieving Them In Reality’

Devex: Opinion: The SDGs are good enough and it’s time to stop analyzing and start acting Mark Halle, senior fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development “…[T]he value of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] and the targets lies in their actual achievement — in bringing about the transformative change that achieving them would generate.…More

Many Companies Failing To Set Sustainability Targets, Monitor Progress On SDGs, Report Shows

Bloomberg: Companies Failing to Live Up to U.N. Sustainable Development Vows “More than 9,000 companies around the world have pledged to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as respecting human rights, fighting corruption, and ending poverty. Many have yet to follow through. More than one-third of the participating companies haven’t set any measurable sustainability…More

Slower Than Expected Progress On SDGs Raises Doubts On Reaching Goals, TRF Survey Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Exclusive — Confidence in U.N.’s global goals faltering amid slow progress — survey “Ambitious global goals aimed at ending poverty and inequality by 2030 are moving more slowly than expected and would struggle to get approval from United Nations members if put to a vote today, an exclusive survey showed on Tuesday.…More

Devex, IRIN Look Ahead To UNGA Meetings This Week, Including Speeches By Guterres, Trump

Devex: U.N. reform, Trump, the SDGs, and moonshots: 6 things to watch at Global Goals Week “A new United Nations chief bent on reform. An unpredictable American president set to deliver his first address. Persistent humanitarian crises and flaring global hotspots. Emerging technologies that could revolutionize — or disrupt — efforts to end poverty and…More

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