The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has created an index that measures countries’ progress toward the UN’s much-publicized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Working with SDG administrators, researchers at the institute synthesized several dozen health…

Where does economic development end and humanitarian aid begin? This is just one of the questions explored in a wide-ranging profile of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Kim’s belief that the Bank should actively address issues like pandemics, childhood malnutrition and…

Philippe Guinot, Senegal country leader for the international health organization PATH, has watched warily as a rising wave of isolationism travels around the globe. Particularly in the wake of Great Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, Guinot worries that…

When countries signed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, they committed to work toward universal health coverage. Almost a year later, hurdles to achieving the goal remain.

Aid organizations that sideline security concerns put workers at risk of kidnapping. Between 2002 and 2014, the number of reported kidnappings of aid workers each year quadrupled to 121, according to Abby Stoddard, a partner at Humanitarian Outcomes and the senior program…

To end the AIDS epidemic, we need to see “brave decisions and new ambitious commitments” at the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS this week in New York, writes the UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. Combined domestic and international resources need to grow by about…

DIGDEEP often works with poor, isolated communities in places like South Sudan and Cameroon to build sustainable water projects—but recently, a donor alerted the NGO to troubles closer to home. To get clean water, LaTanya Dickson has to lug refillable 3-gallon jugs into the…

The World Humanitarian Summit launched this week in Istanbul, Turkey in a push to shake up the status quo: An under-funded humanitarian system that can’t keep up with ever-growing crises. With UN crisis appeals only 16% funded and protracted humanitarian emergencies…

In its 7th annual policy report, the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) called on Congress to appropriate more than $48 billion toward global health R&D.

By Dayna Kerecman Myers   Getting Real About the SDGs In addition to the planetary health theme, this year's CUGH zeroed in on the SDGs and implications for academic global health, as well as the successes and failures of MDGs.