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Global Health
April 21, 2015

Fifty Breakthroughs for Sustainable Global Development

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JAMA. 2015;313(15):1506. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3340

Technological and scientific advances most needed to make a difference in the lives of poor people around the world are mapped out in a new study titled “50 Breakthroughs: Critical Scientific and Technological Advances Needed for Sustainable Global Development,” from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) (

The authors of the study consulted with over 1000 experts to identify advances that could transform global outcomes, which are categorized into 9 areas: global health, food security and agricultural development, education, human rights, gender equity, water, access to electricity, digital inclusion, and resilience against climate change and environmental damage.

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