The Eldis Blog

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  • 21 October 2015
    As Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health prepares to implement its new post-Ebola strategy, VSO and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, release new research examining the impact of the disease on maternal health.
  • 20 October 2015
    Cara Flowers reflects on the Committee on World Food Security which took place 12-15 October in Italy.On World Food Day on 16 October, United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated that ‘we need fashion experts’ in the fight against hunger. I couldn’t agree more.
  • 15 October 2015
    As the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement gets ready for its Global Gathering, Ramatu Jalloh from the Sierra Leone SUN Civil Society Network looks at its potential in helping to meet the Sustainable Development Goal on ending hunger.
  • 8 October 2015
    Photovoice is a visual action research technique through which communities can share their problems, barriers and challenges with policy makers using photographs and narrative.
  • 8 October 2015
    Scientific advances in the understanding of genetics and genomics have the potential to generate major improvements for human health in the near future. However, from a global health perspective, the translation of this technology into new medical treatments raises profound international and local issues around inequality, identity and insecurity.
  • 8 October 2015
    Kaday Mansaray Sibanda shared VSO's experience with improving the lives of HIV positive offenders both inside prison and on their release.
  • 22 September 2015
    Bruno Martorano outlines how Latin American tax policies have been successful in tackling the problem of income equality within the region.
  • 22 September 2015
    The traditional medical view of risks associated with giving birth sometimes clashes with what women themselves perceive.
  • 18 September 2015
    This blog was first posted on the CDKN website. Geoff Barnard, Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor to CDKN and Chair of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Steering Group, introduces the Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto and its revolutionary proposals.
  • 8 September 2015
    The Sustainable Development Goals must not neglect a quarter of the world’s population, argues Nicole Votruba, Co-ordinator of the FundaMentalSDG initiative.
  • 20 August 2015
    Women’s involvement in agricultural work is closely associated with the provision of care for children and therefore plays an important part in determining nutritional outcomes. Haris Gazdar, Collective for Social Science Research in Pakistan, shares his reflections on the norms around women’s work in agriculture in Pakistan.
  • 11 August 2015
    No country has yet achieved equality for women and girls: they are still denied their basic human rights and are denied a full say in decisions that affect their lives. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have real potential to transform the lives of women and girls, but they must be accompanied by equally ambitious ways in which to measure progress.