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Setting SDGs Important For Progress

Project Syndicate: Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals “Following the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals, which guided global development efforts in the years 2000-2015, the world’s governments are currently…More

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International Health Care Systems: Selected Measures

An interactive graphic presents characteristics of selected health care systems from around the world, as well as health outcomes achieved in each country covered in Read More

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Rates of decline in child, maternal, HIV, & TB mortality across 109 LMICs 1990-2013: to predict feasibility of post-2015 goals

In this article from Verguet et al, historical rates of decline in mortality are used to help predict feasibility of SDGs. Annual rates of decline in Read More

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Progress Toward MDGs Shows Mixed Results, U.N. Report Suggests

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report shows mixed results for reaching MDG health targets by end of 2015 “The United Nations health agency [Wednesday] reported that by the end of 2015, the world will have met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for turning around the epidemics of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, and boosting access to…More


WHO’s ‘World Health Statistics’ Reports On Health-Related MDG Progress

WHO: World Health Statistics reports on global health goals for 194 countries “2015 is the final year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — goals set by governments in 2000 to guide global efforts to end poverty. This year’s ‘World Health Statistics’ — published [Wednesday] by WHO — assesses progress towards the health-related…More


Investments In WASH Will Help Control, Eliminate NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases

Huffington Post: Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases “…It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close this year and we grow…More


Midwives Should Be Placed At Center Of SDGs To Ensure Success Of MNCH Targets

Huffington Post: Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa) “Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. … As we near the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)…More


Commitment To Meeting Malaria MDG Must Continue In Post-2015 Development Era

Inter Press Service: Realizing Unfinished Business of MDGs: A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership “…[Malaria] gains are fragile and their impact unevenly distributed. As we shift gears — from the Millennium Development Goals to the broader Sustainable Development Goals — we…More


Addressing Hunger, Poverty Involves Improving WASH Through Local Government

Huffington Post: Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty and WASH John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project As part of a blog series on WASH and MDGs, John Coonrod writes, “In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting extreme poverty in half by…More


Setting SDGs Important For Progress

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Project Syndicate: Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals “Following the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals, which guided global development efforts in the years 2000-2015, the world’s governments are currently…More


New Blog Series Explores Impacts Of WASH On Achieving MDGs

Huffington Post: WASH and the MDGs: The Ripple Effect Needa Malik, research assistant at WASH Advocates, and Jordan Teague, associate director for WASH Integration at WASH Advocates “2015 is an important year in the global development arena. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire at the end of this year, and the new agenda for…More


Decentralization, Accountability Vital To Rwanda’s Successful Health Care System Improvements

New Times: Beyond MDGs: Why we need to strengthen our institutions Agnes Binagwaho, minister of health for Rwanda “….As I reflect upon several achievements attained not only as the health sector but the entire nation, I am also reminded of the long journey ahead to meet the set goals in the interest of all Rwandans.…More


The Guardian Examines Global Gains On MDGs To Reduce Extreme Poverty, Hunger

The Guardian: What is the Millennium Development Goal on poverty and hunger all about? “…The target to reduce extreme poverty by half was reached by 2010, when the global poverty rate dropped to 22 percent, making it one of the first targets across all the goals to be met. … It’s uncertain if hunger will…More


Conference Discusses Maternal Mortality, Reproductive Health MDGs In Nigeria

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria: Surveying the Field Katrina Braxton, program assistant for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, summarizes a videoconference that took place in both Abuja, Nigeria, and Washington, D.C., on December 17, during which participants discussed efforts to reach…More


E.U. Countries Should Honor Foreign Aid Spending Pledge, Recommit To 0.7% Target, E.U….

EurActiv: Commission unveils its position on global development after 2015 “The European Commission published priorities for a sustainable development agenda on Thursday (5 February), ahead of negotiations for the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). … ‘The Commission wants the E.U. to continue to lead by example on official development assistance, so we propose a re-commitment…More


Denmark’s Development Aid Minister, Predecessors Nominate MDGs For Nobel Peace Prize

EurActiv: Danes nominate Millennium Development Goals for Nobel Peace Prize “Denmark’s Minister for Development Aid, Mogens Jensen, together with eight predecessors, has nominated the so-called 2015 goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), for the Nobel Peace Prize. … On behalf of the ministers, Jensen said in a statement that the 2015 goals, since they were…More


Redouble Efforts To Reach MDGs In Final Year To ‘Make Good On Our Promise’

Huffington Post: Let’s Build on Our Success Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children International “…The MDGs stand out as one of the resonant and unifying political agreements ever achieved. There are 90 million people living today whose lives would have otherwise been cut short. We’ve proven we can do it — even in…More


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