Rebecca Root is an Editorial Associate and Reporter at Devex. She has a background in journalism and communications, and has written for a variety of publications while living and working in New York and London. She is now based in Barcelona and produces multimedia editorial content for digital content series and media partnerships.
"We cannot live on an island of prosperity in a sea of deprivation." Union for the Mediterranean's Nasser Kamel speaks to Devex about how to galvanize political will and change attitudes that threaten SDG success.
A new report reveals the global economy loses $244 billion each year because people are unable to access services that could help them regain their eyesight. Researchers say a $20 billion investment could be the answer.
Immediate relief is vital for Mozambique, which was devastated by two cyclones in one season. But long-term thinking is equally important to prepare the country for future events, says Birgit Holm, director at ADPP Mozambique.
Philanthropists "underreact to some [catastrophes] and overreact to others," says Giuseppe Ugazio, the first European chair of behavioral philanthropy at the University of Geneva. He wants to know why.
The global health sector is not being forward-thinking enough about how it views health systems according to the U.N.'s Siddharth Chatterjee. He explains how to overcome "hurdles of the mind" for increased progress in health.