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Listen to the ideas and opinions of respected voices from across the international development field - on a wide range of subjects from climate change to health and education, from economic growth and trade to democracy and accountability.

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Listen to the ideas and opinions of respected voices from across the international development field - on a wide range of subjects from climate change to health and education, from economic growth and trade to democracy and accountability.

    From refugee to MBE: How Akuja de Garang became a champion for girls' education in South Sudan

    From refugee to MBE: How Akuja de Garang became a champion for girls' education in South Sudan

    Akuja de Garang is the project leader of the UK aid-funded programme Girls' Education South Sudan.
    On her way to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE for her work, she came to speak to DFID about her life as a refugee and how she returned to South Sudan, where she was born, as an adult to help girls go to school.
    Listen to Akuja's inspirational story here, and to watch our video with her visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp9s-ZGNHiI

    • 3 min
    A Modern Health Organisation – WHO Finances and Modernisation: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    A Modern Health Organisation – WHO Finances and Modernisation: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    Today, differing health conditions are changing the requirements of the global response, like shifting focus to preventing and responding to non-communicable diseases like cancer and diabetes, which are responsible for every 7 out of 10 deaths globally today.

    WHO’s immense responsibility in meeting modern health challenges across the world requires strong leadership focused on delivering value for money and updating the system to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

    WHO Director General candidate Dr David Nabarro sat down with us to explain how the WHO would modernise under his leadership, and why this modernisation is so important for the future.

    • 6 min
    A WHO that Works for Women and Children: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    A WHO that Works for Women and Children: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    We sat down with Dr David Nabarro and asked him to explain why he will double down on efforts to ensure that all people, especially women and children, will get the health care they need under his leadership.

    • 4 min
    Facing Tomorrow’s Health Threats - infectious diseases & global security: A Podcast with Dr Nabarro

    Facing Tomorrow’s Health Threats - infectious diseases & global security: A Podcast with Dr Nabarro

    Drawing on expertise working in over 50 countries, Dr David Nabarro discusses tackling infectious diseases like malaria, TB, HIV/AIDs and neglected tropical diseases. He also discusses facing global health security threats facing the world today, like anti-microbial resistance.

    • 9 min
    Meet Dr Nabarro – The best candidate for WHO Director General: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    Meet Dr Nabarro – The best candidate for WHO Director General: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    We caught up with Dr David Nabarro, candidate for WHO’s Director General, to discuss why he’s the best candidate for the job and what the WHO would look like under his leadership.

    • 4 min
    Impact on the Ground – WHO’s response to emergencies and crises: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    Impact on the Ground – WHO’s response to emergencies and crises: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro

    Candidate for WHO Director General Dr David Nabarro draws on over 40 years of experience and expertise to explain the importance of coordinated and quick responses by the WHO in humanitarian crises and emergencies. He discusses how communities, especially children are impacted by food shortages, and what’s needed to provide a concerted global response to crises.

    • 9 min

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