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Opinion Pieces Discuss SDG 6, To Ensure Availability To, Sustainable Management Of WASH

Huffington Post: Tapping the Power of Water Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary general of the United Nations “…Sustainable Development Goal 6 presents an opportunity to address the entire water cycle: access, quality, efficiency, and the integrated management of water resources and related ecosystems. Success will require holding governments to account, strengthening…

Global Under-5 Child Mortality Halved Since 1990, But U.N. MDG Target Missed, Reports Show

News outlets highlight findings from two reports on child mortality, one from UNICEF, titled “A Promise Renewed: 2015 Progress Report,” and one from the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and the UN-DESA Population Division, titled “Levels and trends in child mortality 2015.” Agence France-Presse: Child deaths halved since 1990, but…

SDGs Aim To Focus On Global Population, With Mantra ‘Leave No One Behind’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Leave no one behind’: U.N. ups ambition for new development goals “…If fully implemented, a new set of U.N. development goals could end the social exclusion and poverty of marginalized groups like the Roma worldwide. The 17 goals, ranging from ending extreme poverty and hunger to achieving…

3 Groups To Share $1.1M Prize To Cure Blindness, Improve Quality Of Life In Africa

Associated Press: Effort to fight African blindness wins $1.1M eyesight prize “…The award announced Monday night is being given to the Tanzania-based Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthamology, the U.S.-based Seva Foundation and Seva Canada. The three groups run a project to cure destitute Africans of blindness while promoting sustainable development…

Simple Technological Solutions, Maternal Health Initiatives Critical To Achieve MDG5

Huffington Post: Access to Maternal Health Saved My Life and My Son’s Elizabeth Gore, entrepreneur in residence at Dell “…With simple technological solutions like RapidSMS and We Care Solar kits and programs like Girl Up, if the U.N. keeps this momentum going, I’m confident that they will meet their goal…

New Report Calls On U.N. To Include Global Health R&D Indicators In SDG Monitoring Framework

Blog posts discuss a new report commissioned by a coalition of health nonprofits, titled “Measuring Global Health R&D for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Development goals should include measures of global health research, report argues Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for…

SDG 3 Must Promote Equity To Achieve Target Of Reducing Premature Mortality From NCDs

PLOS Medicine: Equity and Noncommunicable Disease Reduction under the Sustainable Development Goals In this essay, Harald Schmidt and Anne Barnhill of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a target to reduce premature…

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