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Last week, thousands of people descended on New York City for the opening of the 72nd General Session of the UN. Later in the week, a delegation of 30 from North Carolina’s Carrboro High, led by teacher Matthew Cone, will join them. It marks Cone’s third trip to the UN…

The world is not on track to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for health and poverty, Bill and Melinda Gates warn in a Goalkeepers report released today.

Brazil’s periphery regions, once called favelas—which loosely translates to shantytown or slum—have gained access to health resources through a scale-up of the country’s primary health care strategy: Unidades de Saúde da Família (USF), or Family Health Units.   These…

Increasingly common extreme weather events like drought, cyclones, floods and extreme heat are taking a toll on India’s cities—but nowhere are people more vulnerable than in the country’s densely populated urban slums.   About 65 million people are estimated to live in such…

The Aspen Institutes invites nominations for a year-long, non-resident program for development professionals from the developing world. Fellows will receive training in media skills, communication and leadership to empower them to share their perspectives with an…

Despite President Trump’s proposals to slash international health and development funding, Bill Gates is optimistic about US support for Africa.The drastic cuts won’t happen but there still may be some reductions, Gates said in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, following recent…

Citing June’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire in London and others worldwide, civic activist Koketso Moeti urges a change in how municipalities view urban housing.By 2030, she writes, an estimated 60% of the global population will live in cities. But, Moeti argues, affordable…

What do Eritrea, Pakistan, Tanzania, Finland, Saudi Arabia and the US have in common? Only these 6 countries—3 poor, 3 rich—have undergone recommended evaluations on their ability to cope with a global pandemic, a World Bank-sponsored report shows.

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.