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


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

Los Angeles Times Reports On World’s Progress, Setbacks Toward Achieving SDGs

Los Angeles Times: The U.N. pledged to improve the lives of the world’s most needy. Enacting that plan is another matter “…When the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday begins discussions known as the General Debate, the subjects contained in the 17 goals will be among the issues that take center stage. Indeed, the debate…More

Despite Recent Achievements, Many Challenges Lie Ahead For Control, Elimination, Eradication Of…

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Global health policy and neglected tropical diseases: Then, now, and in the years to come Thomas Fürst of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and colleagues “…[B]eing considered in the vast [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] agenda will not automatically ensure or even…More

Global Supply Chains Need Partnerships To Help Move World Toward Achieving SDGs

HuffPost: Global supply chains and the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals David MacLennan, chair and chief executive officer of Cargill “… If we are to achieve [the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] in the next 13 years, it’s clear that more needs to be done. Specifically, we’ll have to find new ways of working together and combine…More

First Edition Of U.N.’s Global Land Outlook Examines State Of Global Land Resources, Impact…

UNDP: Better land use and management critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda, says a new U.N. report “…[T]he Global Land Outlook (GLO) [was] launched [Tuesday], at the 13th meeting of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) … This landmark publication on the current and future state of the world’s land resources is the first in-depth…More

Global Health Data Review Shows Unequal Progress Toward Reaching Health-Related SDGs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global health data review finds no country on track to end TB incidence by 2030, vast majority of countries falling short of goals to control HIV Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks” discusses results from a review published in the Lancet measuring countries’ progress toward…More

Singapore, Nordic Nations Top List Of Countries Progressing Toward Achieving Health-Related…

CNN: Singapore, Nordic countries outrank U.S. in achieving U.N. health goals “Are nations around the globe on track to meet health-related Sustainable Development Goals for the year 2030? A new analysis finds outstanding achievements — but a great deal of work still needed — before the goals can be reached. This is based on measurements…More

WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis. These fact sheets “present…More

U.N. Deputy SG Urges Nations To Pick Up Pace To Reach SDGs

U.N. News Centre: Hasten efforts to achieve sustainable global goals, urges deputy U.N. chief “Noting the efforts being undertaken around the globe to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for picking up the pace to ensure that the 2030 deadline is met…” (9/8).

‘Localized And Integrated Approach’ Can Help Colombia, Other Nations Achieve SDGs

Project Syndicate: How to Achieve the SDGs Mahmoud Mohieldin, senior vice president for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships at the World Bank Group “…In any country, achieving the SDGs will require government, business, aid agencies, multilateral banks, and civil society to work together, adopt flexible approaches, share knowledge, measure progress effectively,…More

U.S. Foundations, Other Philanthropic Organizations Must Work Collaboratively To Make Progress…

Devex: Rockefeller Foundation’s Rajiv Shah on the role of U.S. foundations under Trump “…During an onstage conversation with ODI Executive Director Alex Thier, [Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv] Shah said that U.S. foundations, including the century-old Rockefeller Foundation, should … focus on finding an innovative way to pool other, non-fiscal resources in order to influence the…More

Achieving, Maintaining High Levels Of Vaccination Coverage In Africa’s Cities Critical To…

Financial Times: Threat of infectious disease outbreaks haunts Africa Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania “…A major shift in the demographic landscape sets up a likely resurgence in outbreaks of preventable infectious diseases across Africa. This would place all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in jeopardy. … Squalid slums and poor access to basic health…More

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