Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More
In December 2014, Sanula Kabuya was woken by the sound of her great granddaughter’s laboured breathing. Jalia, the youngest of the five children, was Read More
Tomorrow morning, Pope Francis will kick off the UN General Assembly’s session on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and by the end of the day, the world’s leaders will have affirmed the 17 goals. This is a momentous occasion, worth celebrating, but the hard work begins Monday morning. That’s when the focus shifts from what to how. The first 16 goals cover a range of critical development needs, expanding on the Millennium Development Goals that have guided development efforts since 2000. The final SDG is qualitatively different.
AbstractA variety of health financing schemes shaped on pre-payment scheme have been implemented across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
With respect to the welfare of children and mothers, the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is sometimes perceived as risky. The relevant MDGs had a focus on interventions to address maternal and child health, while the focus of the SDGs is expanded to “ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”.1 This transition raises two concerns: a broader set of priorities might dilute the attention on maternal and child health, and the broader priorities of the SDGs require the use of more complex implementation instruments than those used in the past.
Reducing child and maternal mortality in order to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 remains a major challenge in Myanmar.
Abstract: The last decade of the MDG era witnessed substantial focus on reaching the bottom economic quintiles in low and middle income countries.
This case study confirmed that Malawi had achieved MDG 4 for child survival by 2013. Our findings suggest that this was achieved mainly through the scale-up of interventions that are effective against the major causes of child deaths (malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhoea), programmes to reduce child undernutrition and mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and some improvements in the quality of care provided around birth. The Government of Malawi was among the first in sub-Saharan Africa to adopt evidence-based policies and implement programmes at scale to prevent unnecessary child deaths.
2015 has come to an end, and with it the opportunity for countries—and the world—to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Here we look at how close the world has come to achieving MDG 4—ie, to reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-5 mortality rate.
The Guardian: 2015 in review: the year’s top development stories “From the start, 2015 was billed as a crucial one for development: a year when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expired and their replacement — the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — were adopted after three years of talks. While the politicking went on at the…More
U.N. News Centre: Sustainable Development Goals to kick in with start of new year “As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in — on 1 January 2016 — an even more ambitious set of goals to banish…More
by Peter Byass, Chodziwadziwa W. Kabudula, Paul Mee, Sizzy Ngobeni, Bernard Silaule, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Mark A. Collinson, Aviva Tugendhaft, Ryan G. Wagner, Rhian Twine, Karen Hofman, Stephen M