Please find below this week’s selection of interesting news stories and reports. If you come across any interesting articles or reports, please do share them with me and I will include them in next week’s digest.
Global Development News
UN News: Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard on issues affecting them, UN rights body told
UN News: Post-2015 development agenda takes centre stage as General Assembly’s 69th session opens
UN News: Economic growth possible even while tackling climate change, UN-backed report finds
Development Progress: The race to ensure both environmental sustainability and human development
Devex: Want PPPs to work? Let civil society, private sector make decisions too
Future United Nations Development System: The SDGs – what are the ‘means of implementation’?
WEF: How can the G20 remain relevant?
WEF: Why education policies matter for equality
Bond: Inequality in a post-2015 framework
Global Health News
UN News: UN reports one million children die on first day of life from mostly preventable causes
UN News: World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains ‘unacceptably high’ – joint UN report
WHO: New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
WHO: Highlights of RC64 day 1 – Focus on more equitable, sustainable health for Europe
World Bank: Vietnam: Huge progress in expanding social health insurance, but challenges remain in reaching universal coverage
World Bank: ‘Catastrophic’ Costs if Ebola Not Contained
PLoS: When Implementing Universal Health Coverage, Context Matters
Devex: Strengthening health systems: 5 tips for DfID (and other donors)
Devex: Should donors consider hygiene over health care?
Devex: South-South cooperation: Protecting indigenous peoples from NTDs
CGD: “We Are Running Out of Time” – A Letter from the Front Lines of Ebola
CGD: A Healthy Dose of Good News in Global Health
Dev Policy Blog: The G20 and global health – towards convergence?
BioMed Central: We need stronger evidence to make the case for close-to-community health providers
BBC: Ebola ‘threat to world security’- UN Security Council
Medical Xpress via PLoS: World Health Organization policy improves use of medicines
Lancet: Why the NCD response needs universal health coverage
UN News: UN rights office hails ratification of disability convention by 150 States as ‘major milestone’
eHospice: Do we recognise the human rights of people with a disability?
UWI: Using data to tackle non-communicable diseases
Risk Factor News
WHO: Europe leads the world in eliminating trans fats
BioMed Central: The nutrition transition, a global public health problem
BioMed Central: We are all sweet enough; it’s time for less sugar now
BioMed Central: The Jolie effect – increasing options for patients
NPR: Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define ‘Culturally Acceptable Food’
Medpage Today: Diabetes: Statins May Reduce Microvascular Risk
Huffington Post: 10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer
Time: New Insight On Alzheimer’s: What Increases Your Risk
Daily News: Kidney cancer is not a high profile disease lbut it does affect 60,000 to 70,000 Americans yearly
BioScience Technology: Breaking News: Prediabetes Ups Cancer Risk 15%
Wall Street Journal: Alzheimer’s Prevention for 30-Somethings With No Symptoms
International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems: General Secretary
American Lung Association: Tobacco Cessation and Health Policy Intern