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Blog Post Outlines Takeaways From Post-2015 Development Agenda Discussion

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Seven takeaways on the post-2015 negotiations Marissa Chmiola, GHTC’s communications officer, discusses her takeaways from a panel discussion convened by the GHTC on the post-2015 development agenda and the role of health innovation (5/6).

U.S. Special Coordinator For Post-2015 Development Discusses SDGs In Devex Interview

Devex: Why do U.S. aid agencies care about global goals? “Why do U.S. development agencies, which have their own strategic plans and priorities, care about a global development agenda? The Millennium Development Goals were ‘transformational,’ but the sustainable development goals will be, ‘a step up,’ Tony Pipa, the U.S. government’s…

Despite Efforts To Improve Women’s Rights To Reproductive Health, Unsafe Abortions Continue To Occur, Advocacy Group Says

Inter Press Service: Unsafe Abortions Continue to Plague Kenya “…[I]n September 2012, the [Kenyan] health ministry released standards and guidelines on the prevention and management of unsafe abortions to the extent allowed by Kenyan law, only to withdraw them three months later under unclear circumstances. According to [Teresa Omondi, deputy…

Individuals Can Help Improve Global Health Along With Governments

Quartz: Bill Gates: You can help the world save 34 million lives Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “If I told you that we could save the lives of, say, 10 million people, mainly by doing things we already know how to do, that would get…

Experts Discuss Rwanda’s Success Reducing Child Mortality On BBC Program

BBC News: How has Rwanda saved the lives of 590,000 children? “…[O]ne of the biggest success stories [in reducing child mortality] is Rwanda. Between 2000 and 2015, it achieved the highest average annual reduction in both the under-five mortality rate and the maternal mortality ratio in the world. The U.N.…

Poverty Index Tool Could Be Used To Evaluate SDG Progress, Researcher Says

SciDev.Net: Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’ “The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, … gathers information on education, health, and living standards for 5.4 billion people from 110 developing countries and uses it to assess the scale and distribution of poverty.…