A make-or-break moment for the first viral hepatitis strategy

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By Jenny Lei Ravelo

Advocates against viral hepatitis are one step closer to realizing their overall goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C as a public health threat. The only question is: Are member states on board?


Building the digital skills of the largest future workforce

Despite the rapid growth of digital skills-building programs across Africa, the demand for programming skills from employers and students still outpaces the supply. What more is needed to build digital skills on the continent that will be home to the largest workforce in the world by 2050?


World Humanitarian Summit: What was achieved and what work remains?

The World Humanitarian Summit had ambitions to reform an overstretched, underfunded relief system. Devex Associate Editor Elizabeth Dickinson shares the highlights from Istanbul.


The promise of digital health in LMICs

How can digital health significantly expand patient reach and make health services more cost-efficient? Novartis Foundation's Ann Aerts discusses how digital health can also greatly improve the quality of care delivered by local health services, in this exclusive #Wired4Impact guest column.


Going for a more country safeguards system in Asia-Pacific

The Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency and the World Bank signed a partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the country safeguards system in the Asia-Pacific region. Devex takes a closer look at the partnership and how it could make development more efficient and effective in the world's most populous region.


4 ways for the private sector to support women's health

The private sector has an integral role in women's health, gender equity and supply chains. Carolyn Rodehau of Meridian Group International offers four practical actions companies can take to improve both the health and equality of the women working in their supply chains.


The UK's stake in the 'grand bargain'

Exchanging more money for increased accountability falls squarely in the U.K.'s interests, but by limiting the summit's grand bargain to the humanitarian system's biggest players, will the U.K. be able to risk investing in local capacity?


The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response

What role do technological innovations play in emergencies? Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone's minister of finance and economic development, discusses how governments should work with the private sector and international organizations to put in place the digital payment infrastructure that is needed before the next emergency strikes.


OECD Young Professionals Program: What you need to know

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Young Professionals Program hires new professionals every other year. For the 2015 cycle, the program received roughly 7,000 applications for 19 assignments. Devex spoke with the OECD YPP coordinators to find out who is eligible, how candidates are chosen, and tips for standing out in the process.


Innovative visions: A look through the #WaterWindow

Innovative responses to the need for greater resilience to flooding is driving a new development narrative. In this Devex #WaterWindow feature — in support of the Global Resilience Partnership’s Water Window Challenge — experts weigh in with their thoughts on obstacles and potential solutions.


Faced with public health emergencies, we must not lose sight of long-term killers

With serious resource constraints, how can we best defend against disease-specific crises while fighting a broader, lower-profile but increasingly deadly range of NCDs? Erushka Pillay, South Africa country director for Project HOPE, explores four important lessons for development and public health practitioners seeking to address NCDs in the age of high-profile health crises.


Inside the World Bank's Pandemic Emergency Facility

The World Bank's new financing mechanism to prevent and respond to global pandemics launched this weekend. Advocates and critics weigh in.


We need to fix the global humanitarian system, now

The World Humanitarian Summit is the biggest intergovernmental summit of the year — and the first of its kind — and presents a crucial opportunity to rethink the humanitarian financing system, writes Danny Sriskandarajah, CIVICUS secretary-general.


Inside Development

The NCDs fight awaits data, pushes need to change perceptions

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Addressing people's lack of physical activity, unhealthy diets and use of tobacco is key in tackling noncommunicable diseases, according to the World Health Organization. But there is still a general perception that these risk factors are more of an individual responsibility than an issue to be addressed by governments, a WHO official tells Devex.

Global Views

The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response

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What role do technological innovations play in emergencies? Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone's minister of finance and economic development, discusses how governments should work with the private sector and international organizations to put in place the digital payment infrastructure that is needed before the next emergency strikes.

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