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G8 Summit

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.

From Hand-outs to Handshakes: The Time Has Come for the African Farmer

Josette Sheeran | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Josette Sheeran

The fact that these days you are more likely to attend an investor conference than a donor conference in Africa underscores the energy by which a new generation of leaders are responding to Africa's development challenges.

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.

Obama To Pledge $3 Billion In Private Funding To Fight Hunger In Africa

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition ...

G8 Stakes High for African Farmers

Roger Thurow | Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact
Roger Thurow

The U.S. and the G8 would do well to join Leonida and her neighbors on their exodus from the misery of the hunger season to abundant food production. For if they succeed, so might we all.

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.

Food Security Means Water Too

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact

As G-8 leaders hold their lengthy discussions about the challenges facing the world, they can reach out to the glass in front of them for a refreshing sip of water. What a luxury! In most places in the world, a sip of water could cause diarrhea or other water-born illness.

G8 Summit: Putting Food on the Table Through Investing in Small Farmers

Andrea Riccardi | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Andrea Riccardi

Recognizing small farmers and their organizations as primary stakeholders in development means more than paying lip service to them in global meetings.

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.

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

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.

Urgent Global Action Needed To Fight World's Leading Killers

John R. Seffrin | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
John R. Seffrin

Efforts to tackle noncommunicable diseases should not rest solely on the shoulders of governments and multilaterals. If we are to bring these diseases under control, we must have a commitment and cooperation from all sectors.

Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep In Mind

Dr. Ciro de Quadros | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ciro de Quadros

The 2012 G8 summit offers an important moment for global leaders to signal to the rest of the world that immunization and vaccine development programs are a top priority. They should not let this opportunity pass them by.

It's Time For Rich Countries To Uphold Their Promise To Help Poor Countries

Mahamadou Issoufou | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Mahamadou Issoufou

We can fight back against this lethal cocktail of climate change and extreme poverty. In fact, we created a plan on how to fight hunger in Niger, both in the short term and in the long term, so we can finally pull ourselves out of this cycle of crisis.

Will The G8 Be A Historic Success Or Just Another Meeting?

Neil Watkins | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Neil Watkins

There is no lack of motivation to address global hunger at this summit, but it is how they are going about it that is causing concern.

Egypt's Presidential Elections: A Moment for the U.S. Government to Lead on Human Rights

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Neil Hicks

The collapses of authoritarian regimes of the last 15 months should have taught U.S. policymakers one lesson: the old formula of tolerating and colluding with authoritarianism in return for (an often illusory) stability does not work.

Rahm Emanuel: Obama Gave Me One Hour's Notice On G8 Move

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

After barely addressing the subject for several days, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday told the Chicago Sun-Times that the White House notified hi...

Obama Says G8 Move Was Not A Chicago Snub

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

On Monday, the White House seemingly surprised everyone when they announced that the upcoming G8 economic summit would be moved from Chicago to a pres...

G8 Summit Moved From Chicago To Camp David

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would inst...