WORLD NEWS

What if? Scenario planning for post-2015

April 2014 cafodpolicy; CAFOD has written a discussion paper on potential scenarios for 2015. Negotiations across three processes at the UN are now in full swing. 2015 was always going to be a busy year for multilateralism, with the Financing for Development conference in July, the Post-2015 Summit in September, …

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Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition

April 2014 HSPSNews;  A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world’s poorest children. The study, from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the University …

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Accountability for User Fee Damage?

April 2014  AfricaFocus; Today, there is an unmistakable shift in international consensus away from health sector privatization and user fees toward public provision of universal health coverage (UHC) with tax-based financing. As part of broader efforts to privatize health financing in recent decades, the issue of user fees, in which …

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Health research re-orients to the post-2015 agenda

April SciDevNet; No one yet knows exactly what the next generation of development goals will look like, but one thing is clear: health no longer enjoys the limelight thrown on it by the millennium development goals (MDGs). Instead, it looks set to be one of several areas of focus. By …

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ZIMBABWE:Diabetes Clinics on Cards

April 2014 TheHearald; Government plans to introduce diabetes clinics throughout the country to detect the disease early as well as reduce the rate of complications. The project, funded by the International Diabetes Federation, will start with a pilot project at Harare Central and Parirenyatwa Central hospitals in May. The IDF …

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