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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 –…

U.N. Labor Agency Calls For More ‘Social Protection’ For Women Worldwide

U.N. News Centre: Mothers and children need more — not less — social protection, says U.N. labor agency “Calling for greater ‘social protection’ for women as the United Nations draws up a new development agenda, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has cited alarming statics, including that some 800 women die…

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…

Humanosphere Blog Examines Gates Foundation’s Views On SDGs

Humanosphere: Gates Foundation says it does support the U.N. development agenda Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson writes, “[Mark Suzman, president of global policy, advocacy, and country programs at the Gates Foundation,] challenged the gist of our story based on last week’s Gates Foundation Global Partners Forum in which…

SDGs Must Prioritize Key Populations In Universal Health Care Targets

Huffington Post: New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk David J. Olson, global health communications expert “…[T]he language currently proposed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) falls short of prioritizing the most marginalized and vulnerable groups … Unfortunately, the UHC target and indicators do not meet…