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2019-nCoV outbreak — a timeline

Keep abreast of the latest developments in the coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, outbreak.

Confirmed new coronavirus cases now over 200, China reports third death

20 January 2020

The new cases include first confirmed cases in Shenzhen and the capital of Beijing.

A big, boring chore: How to write funding proposals

20 January 2020

Grant proposals can be tough to write. But they are valuable — beyond the fact that they help bring in money. Learn more in the second of a five-part series on writing for development.

NGOs protest as DFID foots bill for trade-focused UK-Africa Investment Summit

20 January 2020

The lack of civil society inclusion in the DFID-sponsored event is "absolutely staggering," advocates say.

Q&A: New MSF President Christos Christou sets out his leadership priorities

20 January 2020

MSF's new President Christos Christou sits down with Devex to discuss activism, sexual harassment, and cultural change.

Cash transfers disrupted in Zimbabwe, NGOs warn of food shortages

20 January 2020

Failed rains, extreme weather events, and high levels of inflation have led Zimbabwe to a hunger crisis impacting millions. As prices hike, commodities become harder to access, and the national currency becomes scarce, organizations have switched from providing cash transfers to food aid.

Are wearable devices the future of infectious disease surveillance?

17 January 2020

Wearable devices, such as Fitbits, can help predict trends of influenza-like illness in a population, according to a new study published in The Lancet Digital Health journal.

Q&A: Nigeria is finally getting serious about WASH

17 January 2020

Nigeria showed a lack of political will in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on water and sanitation. It's time to get serious for the SDGs, says Adebayo Alao of WaterAid Nigeria.

Humanitarianism is a 'fallen angel,' says MSF president

17 January 2020

Humanitarian work has lost the widespread support it once enjoyed, according to Dr. Christos Christou, president of Médecins Sans Frontières.

Inside Development

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Sierra Leone's plans to improve education — one meal at a time

22 January 2020

The Sierra Leone government is making school meals a priority. But the challenge is huge — there are 1.27 million school children the government has yet to reach.

Global Views

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Opinion: Predictions 2020 — what will shape reproductive health issues in the coming year?

22 January 2020

DKT's Phil Harvey and Chris Purdy offer eight predictions about reproductive health and women’s access to contraception and safe abortion care, products, and services.