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Sustained Progress On Maternal, Child Health Critical To Success Of SDG Agenda

Huffington Post: In the complex and brave new world of the SDGs, we still have unfinished business on the basics of mother and child health David de Ferranti, president; Robert Hecht, managing director; and Shan Soe-Lin, program director, all at Results for Development Institute “…What has driven the success of…

U.S. Must Maintain Political Commitment, Funding For Malaria Elimination Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Transforming the Health, Well-Being, and Livelihoods of Millions Across the Globe U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer discusses U.S. efforts to prevent and control malaria through the President’s Malaria Initiative. “…As we set our sights on malaria elimination, we stand to avert nearly…

Community Health Workers, Strong Health Systems Essential To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Universal Health Coverage as a Global Goal: Is Everything Old New Again? Laura Hoemeke, director of communications and advocacy at IntraHealth International, discusses the impact of the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 on community health and health systems, as well as the challenges in achieving universal health…

Improving Equity Through Monitoring, Evaluation, Action Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Equity: A platform for achieving the SDGs and promoting human rights Cesar Victora, emeritus professor of epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas, and Kate Somers, program officer on the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[U]nequal access to services and opportunities…

U.N. Agencies Work To Raise Awareness Of, Prevent Violence Against Women

U.N. News Centre: FEATURE: U.N. champions prevention as best hope for eliminating violence against women “…This year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked annually on 25 November, focused on ‘prevention.’ U.N. Women has been partnering with governments, other U.N. agencies, and civil society groups to educate…

Blog Post Examines Global Burden Of Mental Health Issues Through Data Visualizations

Humanosphere: Visualizing the neglected burden of mental health problems Katie Leach-Kemon, policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Humanosphere contributor, discusses the inclusion of mental health issues in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and examines their global burden using visualizations from IHME. “[T]he burden of…

WHO Report Outlines Global Health Trends, Examines SDG Health Targets

News outlets discuss a new WHO report titled Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs that outlines global health trends. Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Report Examines Health Achievements, Future Challenges For Implementation Of SDGs “…The WHO publication ‘Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs,’ presents the data and analysis for…

SDGs Offer Broad Framework To Address Global Health Concerns

Huffington Post: Public Health and the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar professor of public health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health “…[N]one of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] mention a specific disease or medical condition, and only one is focused on health. But…

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