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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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Cost of gathering data on new development goals could be crippling

Bjorn Lomborg | “Have we met the millennium development goals? Which targets are closest? Honestly, we don’t really know the answers yet.” Read more here: Read More

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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


Coherence between health policy and human resource strategy: lessons from maternal health in…

The failure to meet health goals such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is partly due to the lack of appropriate resources for the effective implementation of health policies.


International Health Care Systems: Selected Measures

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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


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

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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


East African Community States Behind In Reaching MDGs 4, 5, Forum Chair Says

Xinhua News: East Africa lagging in MDGs 4 and 5: regional assembly “The East African Parliament on Thursday said that the East African Community (EAC) partner states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Four and Five on child and maternal health. The East African Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Population, Health and Development…More


Post-2015 Nutrition Target Should Be More Ambitious

The Guardian: Getting a nutrition goal is great, but we need a more ambitious target Glen Tarman, international advocacy director for Action Against Hunger “Nutrition did not feature strongly enough in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Persistently high levels of hunger and undernutrition in many countries mean that these issues remain part of the MDGs’…More


Advocates Worry Focus On Maternal Health Risks Fading In Post-2015 Development Agenda

GlobalPost: Why maternal health and mortality matters “The world could be a lot less safe for mothers after 2015. As the deadline for the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, advocates for maternal health say the issue is in danger of fading in future models of sustainability…” (Mendoza, 10/9).


Recurrent Floods Putting Pressure On India As Nation Tries To Reach MDG Targets

Inter Press Service: Floods Wash Away India’s MDG Progress “…Now, the long-term impacts of such natural disasters [as flooding] are proving to be a thorn in the side of [the Indian] government that is racing against time to meet its commitments under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of poverty reduction targets that will…More


Latin American Leaders, U.N.’s Ban Urge Sustained Commitment To MDGs

News outlets report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the call from Latin American leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for sustained commitment to achieve those goals, and talks surrounding the establishment of new development goals. Thomson Reuters Foundation: As U.N. meets, world struggles for soul of new development goals “How do you distill…More


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