Thursday, August 25, 2016
  1. Vaccines for an Aging Population

    Melvin Sanicas
  2. Counting Africa’s Invisible Workers

    Carl Manlan

    Counting Africa’s Invisible Workers

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     says the continent should address job creation the way it has faced HIV/AIDS – with reliable data.

    Newsart for Counting Africa’s Invisible Workers Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

    Africa boasts a large and creative labor pool, buttressed by a youth population that is expected to double, to over 830 million, by 2050. But African governments confront a serious problem: they do not know how many people they are dealing with, where they live, or how they earn a living. READ MORE

  3. The Data-Poor Lives of Adolescents

    Ali H. Mokdad
  4. The Toilet Revolution

    Bjørn Lomborg

    The Toilet Revolution

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     welcomes funders' focus on sanitation and assesses where money can best be invested to improve it.

    Newsart for The Toilet Revolution Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gates Foundation have both made access to toilets a central development concern. Rightly so: poor sanitation is a major development issue, and 2.5 billion people do not have access to basic, safe sanitation, with women and children suffering the most. READ MORE

  5. Do-No-Harm Development

    Michel Forst

    Do-No-Harm Development

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     singles out development banks to take action against abuses stemming from their investments.

    Newsart for Do-No-Harm Development Pacific Press/Getty Images

    Local communities affected by development projects too often face reprisals when they speak out against disruptions to their lives. With development aid surging globally, now is the time for major financiers like the World Bank to require a commitment from recipients to protect human rights. READ MORE

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