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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…

Access To Toilets Can Help Girls Stay In School, Avoid Child Marriage, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: How to keep a girl from skipping school, marrying? Give her a toilet “…Only about three in five Zambians have access to toilets including pit latrines or public toilets, according to the United Nations. Only 45 percent of schools have toilets. … For schoolgirls, a lack of…

Innovative Financing Required To Reduce Preventable Child Deaths

Devex: Development impact bonds could be part of the solution to financing child survival Andrew Wainer, director of policy research for Save the Children “…This summer, the U.S. Senate took an initial step toward tapping into new development funding through the introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act…

SDG Supporters Launch Worldwide Publicity Campaign At U.N.

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Celebrities, artists launch campaign backing U.N. development goals “Supporters of global goals to end poverty and promote human rights, an agenda that goes before the United Nations this month, kicked off a massive campaign this week, saying publicity is key to winning the backing of world leaders.…

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