What is the “poverty trap”? The answer has little to do with economics and much to do with disease, says a study in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

As UN Member States focus on Sustainable Development Goals in New York this week, the progress reports of 7 African countries highlight a recurring challenge beyond limited funding: a dearth of reliable data on which to base their intervention programs.

This article was originally published in U.S. News & World Report. We finally have the tools to end the worldwide AIDS pandemic. But will complacency and lack of funding let progress slip away? When my 31-year-old partner died of AIDS-related…