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Keep the Momentum Building: With Pro-Nutrition Policies and Political Will, We Can End Deadly Malnutrition in a Generation

Benoît Miribel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Benoît Miribel

PARIS, FRANCE -- As the G8 leaders meet in Lough Erne to discuss the world economy, they should keep in mind the proper role nutrition plays in develo...

G8: It's Time to Be Accountable for Ending Child Deaths

Marwin Meier | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Marwin Meier

We have had much G8 rhetoric around nutrition and food security over the last several years and the renewed interest in this quintessential intervention for human development is good, but needs to be backed up by a transparent accountability framework that can trace every promised dollar.

Can G8 Leaders Be Accountable at Lough Erne?

John Ruthrauff | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES -- Next week, the heads of state of the Group of Eight (G8) countries will meet at an exclusive golf hideaway on Lough Erne ...

Why G8 Protesters Are More Peaceful This Year

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

* World leaders meet in Northern Ireland next week * Protests more peaceful than at previous G8 meetings * Event will ta...

G8 Summit: A Civil Society-Driven Agenda -- Russia Please Take Note

Elena Panfilova | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Elena Panfilova

MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- Last week in preparation for the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited a group of civil society or...

Italy's G8 Record: The Good Start Is Long Lost

Luca De Fraia | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Luca De Fraia

MILAN, ITALY -- The G8 summit in a few days will be one of first times that the newly sworn-in Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta meets with internat...

Canada Under Pressure at G8 on Mining Transparency

Mark Fried | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Mark Fried

OTTAWA, CANADA -- When one agenda issue comes up at this year's G8 summit in Northern Ireland, all eyes will be on Canada: mandatory reporting of paym...

An Example To Follow: Japan's Historic Commitment To Infectious Disease Control

Tsutomu Takeuchi | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Tsutomu Takeuchi

TOKYO, JAPAN -- A commonly known Japanese proverb states "to begin is easy; to continue is hard." This sentiment is something that the international d...

The Human Cost of Empty Promises

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Dominic MacSorley

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- We now know what needs to be done and when, so why the inaction? The G8 summit in Northern Ireland is a real opportunity to...

Dear G8: Be Bold And Inclusive In Tackling Hunger

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As an amateur climber for 20 years, I learned that to scale daunting cliffs and ice, two core attributes are required -- courage and teamwork. You probably feel like you have been climbing your own mountain after two days of G8 talks at Camp David

Looking To 2013 And The UK Presidency Of The G8

Ben Jackson | Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact
Ben Jackson

While it is too early to speculate about what the UK government will prioritize next year, and it's unlikely that it will publish any formal agenda until the end of this year, we do know that much has changed since the last UK presidency of the G8 in 2005.

The Unsung Heroes of African Health Systems

Lisa Meadowcroft | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa Meadowcroft

Frontline health workers are really the backbone of effective health systems in developing countries. These workers are members of the community who live in the communities they serve and understand the needs as well as the barriers to achieving optimal health.

Food Security: A Ripe Opportunity For The G8

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Not only that we must redouble our efforts to increase our overall food production, but that we must do this with a smaller impact on the climate while promoting sustainable diets and uncovering new methods for efficient distribution and waste prevention.

Empowering Women Farmers Is Key To Ensuring Global Food Security

Roger Thurow | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Roger Thurow

bringing the benefits of agricultural development to the farmers at the end of the road, is the challenge within the challenge.

We Need To Work Harder To Save 2.6 Million Children A Year From Nutrition-Related Deaths

Carole Presern | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Carole Presern

We hope G8 leaders commit to action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, when nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child's future in terms of both health and development.

Access And The G8: Hear Our Voices

Michael Switow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Michael Switow

Let's imagine for a moment what G8 policies might look like if the voices of people from impoverished communities were loudly heard.

Accountability Is Key To Keeping G8 Promises

Rob Lovelace | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

The real test of any successful G8 summit is not a communiqué peppered with promises, but whether its commitments are kept. Many of us think the G8's leaders should be doing more at Camp David, but the least they can do is to finish what they have started.

Tell The World's Leaders At The G8 Summit Exactly What You Think: On Video!

Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

The G8 Summit will take place this week in the United States, as President Barack Obama hosts leaders of the world's industrialized leaders -- aka the...

Frontline Health Workers Save Lives

Sonia Lowman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Sonia Lowman

The decisions made by world leaders on what to cut and what should be funded have real-life implications for millions of people who live beyond the reach of hospitals and clinics in developing countries.

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

The Robin Hood Tax: Small Change For The Banks, Big Change For The U.S. And The World

Liz Ryan Murray | Posted 07.13.2012 | Impact
Liz Ryan Murray

A critical mass is building behind a tax that could generate billions in much needed revenue while curbing the worst excesses of casino banking. It may be a small and simple idea, but it could make a big difference to the U.S. and the world.

Pushing Forward G8's Anti-Corruption Agenda

Shruti Shah | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Shruti Shah

As leaders of the G8 convene at Camp David, it is imperative they take corruption into account. Corruption underpins many of the summit's stated objectives -- such as promoting food security in Africa.

A Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 07.13.2012 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

We believe that investments in national and economic development should use the growth of children as the best and most accurate yardstick to measure success.

Dear G8: We Can Be Hunger Free

Adam_Taylor | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Adam_Taylor

The situation in Niger reflects a harsh reality for many women and newborns around the world. According to UNICEF, every minute a woman somewhere in the world dies either from childbirth or from the complications that follow.

World Leaders Must Keep Commitment to Fighting HIV Or Risk Losing Hard-Won Gains

Bob Carter, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Bob Carter, M.D.

As a doctor practicing in Africa, I have seen the AIDS pandemic unfold. I have witnessed the spread of HIV slow down as progress has been made in identifying effective prevention strategies.