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Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry Of Health, World Bank Aim To Improve Country’s Maternal Health

The Guardian: Kyrgyzstan strives to make inroads on poor maternal health record “…Kyrgyzstan has the highest maternal mortality rates among Eastern European and Central Asian countries, and is way off track to meet the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on maternal mortality, which aimed to reduce by…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Focus On Human Rights, With WASH At Center

Devex: We can’t fail twice: New global development agenda must be framed by human rights Megan MacGarry, campaigns and communications officer at End Water Poverty (EWP) “…The new global development agenda post-2015 has to be framed by human rights and owned by the people. … If we want to truly…

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,…

African Governments Must Better Fund Domestic Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

The Guardian: Empty promises mean African mothers are dying of preventable diseases Joachim Osur, head of reproductive and child health at Amref Health Africa “…Africa has taken great strides in developing a favorable policy environment for reproductive and maternal health. But this positive environment has not translated into better health…

South Africa Faces Challenges Implementing Universal Health Coverage

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Arduous Path to Universal Health Coverage in South Africa Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses South Africa’s efforts to implement a National Health Insurance (NHI) program and the challenges facing the country as it…

Communicating Global Development Goals Effectively Will Help End Extreme Poverty

Huffington Post: A Call to Action: Transform the Way We Communicate Global Development Nicole Schiegg, senior vice president at Fenton “…The next set of global goals and the updated [Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy)] are two important agendas that require the highest levels of political…

Poorest Nations Receive Less Than One-Third Of Global Development Aid, ONE Report Shows

News outlets discuss findings from the ONE Campaign’s 2015 DATA Report. Agence France-Presse: Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report “The world’s poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, a non-governmental organization…

World Governments Should Set Smart Development Targets, Focus On Key Priorities

Project Syndicate: Smart Development Targets Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[T]he U.N. is currently poised to consider an impossibly inclusive 169 targets [for the post-2015 development agenda]. … In truth, having 169 priorities is like having none…