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Much Progress Made On MDGs But Challenges Remain, U.N.’s Final Assessment Shows

News outlets report on the U.N.’s final assessment of the Millennium Development Goals. The Guardian: U.N.: 15-year push ends extreme poverty for a billion people “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have driven ‘the most successful anti-poverty movement in history’ and brought more than a billion people out of extreme penury, but their achievements have been…More

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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

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MDG Successes Show Continued Efforts On Post-2015 Goals Can Lead To More Progress

Christian Science Monitor: Goals that sparked progress Editorial Board “…In a classic case of glass half full or half empty, most of the ambitious [Millennium Development Goals] were unmet, a disappointment. Yet these MDGs have also yielded much for which to be grateful. They have sparked a remarkable humanitarian response, resulting in millions of lives…More


Much Progress Made On MDGs But Challenges Remain, U.N.’s Final Assessment Shows

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News outlets report on the U.N.’s final assessment of the Millennium Development Goals. The Guardian: U.N.: 15-year push ends extreme poverty for a billion people “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have driven ‘the most successful anti-poverty movement in history’ and brought more than a billion people out of extreme penury, but their achievements have been…More


Ending Extreme Poverty Achievable With Continued Global Commitment To Health Under SDGs

Huffington Post: For Those Who Doubted the MDGs, Trillions of Dollars and Tens of Millions of Lives Saved Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing “…On July 6th, the secretary general of the United Nations released his annual report on the MDGs, providing a final assessment of progress made against targets established to halve…More


Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is South Africa with more than…More


Complex Framework Of SDGs Should Aspire To ‘Sustainable Equality’ for Women, Children

The Lancet: Sustainable equality — a goal to aspire to Editorial Board “2015 marks a transition point for development which is, in its own way, exhilarating. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will shortly expire… A new set of aspirations must be fashioned to prepare the world’s people for times of continuing, indeed perhaps intensifying, change…More


The Guardian Examines Progress Made On MDG 6, Remaining Challenges

The Guardian: What is the Millennium Development Goal on HIV and malaria all about? “When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were devised, AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis killed approximately six million people each year. World leaders felt it was imperative to have a goal dedicated to tackling this deadly trio. … U.N. data indicate that the…More


Report Explores Fragile States’ Progress In Meeting MDGs, Prospects For Success On SDGs

Center for American Progress: RELEASE: Will the Sustainable Development Goals Leave Fragile States Behind? The Center for American Progress and Save the Children released a new report that finds although the MDGs have seen broad success, “the risk is increasing that the most vulnerable groups in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by”…More


The Guardian Features Analysis Of MDGs 4, 5

The Guardian published several pieces on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, which focus on maternal and child health. The Guardian: What are the Millennium Development Goals on child mortality and maternal health all about? “MDG4 aims to reduce child mortality, while MDG5 is focused on improving maternal health…” (Kweifio-Okai/Galatsidas, 5/28). The Guardian: Millennium Development…More


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


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