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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).

Ebola Outbreak Could Contribute To Increase In Maternal, Child Mortality

IRIN: Ebola effect reverses gains in maternal, child mortality “Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from hospitals and makes already-scarce health workers reluctant to deliver babies…” (10/8).

Goal To End Hunger, Malnutrition Must Be Included In Post-2015 Development Agenda

World Bank’s “Voices”: To Feed the Future, Let’s End Hunger by 2030 In a guest post, David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, writes, “…At the end of the day, stakeholders on the ground — individuals, families, communities, and governments at all levels — are on the frontlines in…

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…

Women’s Reproductive Rights At Risk Of Being De-Emphasized As U.N. Drafts SDGs

The Nation: Will the U.N.’s New Development Goals Downplay the Need for Gender Equality? “As the 193 member countries of the United Nations struggle to agree on development priorities to be adopted next year, the rights of women and sexual minorities have again become a contentious issue. … [A]s the…

Clean Energy Targets Should Be Part Of Development Goals

TIME: How Indoor Stoves Can Help Solve Global Poverty Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “Clean cooking and better sources of energy can have a domino effect on health and education. Last week world leaders at the U.N. began a year-long conversation on global goals for the next…

Cross-Sector Services, Integrated Policies Needed To Address Global Health Issues

Huffington Post: The “Celebrity Couples” of Global Health and Development Leith Greenslade, co-chair of child health at the MDG Health Alliance “Sanitation and nutrition, contraception and newborn survival, girls’ education and child survival, infrastructure and maternal survival, women’s incomes and violence — these are just some of the most powerful…

HIV Should Continue To Be Important Element In Post-2015 Agenda, UNDP Official Says

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Interview: UNDP official voices hope HIV important element in post-2015 development agenda “A senior official with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has voiced hope that HIV would continue to be an important element in the post-2015 development agenda as it kills more than one million people every year.…

U.N. MDG On Reducing Child Deaths Will Not Be Met, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: U.N. goal on child deaths set to be missed: study “A U.N. target for slashing infant deaths will be missed, mainly through failures to roll back infectious disease and complications during pregnancy, experts said on Wednesday. … The study, led by Robert Black of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…