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Opinion Pieces Address World Malaria Day

On Thursday, the international community recognized World Malaria Day, observed annually on April 25. This year’s theme was “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.” The following is a summary of opinion pieces published in recognition of the day. Ray Chambers, Forbes/Skoll World Forum: “In a world where there are more…

Devex Blog Interviews U.K. Secretary For International Development About Global Health Strategy

Devex’s “Impact” blog talks to Justine Greening, who “was appointed the United Kingdom’s secretary for international development in September 2011 to advance the government’s value-for-money agenda … about the U.K.’s global health strategy and how the participation of the private sector is essential to deliver the plan in the post-MDG…

Examining The Role Of Partnerships In Achieving MDGs

Noting there are “less than 1,000 days until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” Zach Silberman, a policy associate with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, writes in the coalition’s blog, “One thing is for certain: the MDGs galvanized the global community to work together towards improving the…

Birth Registration Key To Achieving MDGs

With “less than 1,000 days to go until the 2015 deadline for the world’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) …, [t]he international community is busy examining the progress we’ve made and all the work remaining if we are to realize the vision that was laid out 12 years ago,” Nigel Chapman,…

Focus On Early Childhood Critical To New Development Framework

“UNICEF’s latest report [.pdf] on child nutrition, launched at the Dublin Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice hosted by the Mary Robinson Foundation and Irish Government, revealed that every year 2.3 million children under the age of five still die of malnutrition and 165 million children are stunted as a result…

U.N. Secretary General Calls For Renewed Focus On MDGs As Deadline Nears

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday “rallied the United Nations community in a Call to Action, capping off a week of activities to spur accelerated progress in the 1,000 days to the end of 2015 — the target date for achieving the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” the U.N.…

Post-2015 Must Address Poverty, Food Security

Mark Suzman, managing director for international policy, programs and advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, “Last week saw two key events related to the Millennium Development Goals: the kickoff on April 5 of an ambitious global campaign focused on accelerating progress over the…

Religious Leaders Call For Heads Of Government To Renew Efforts To Meet MDGs

“With fewer than 1,000 days left to meet the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], religious leaders from the G8 countries are pushing heads of government to renew their efforts to meet the anti-poverty benchmarks by 2015,” the Washington Post reports. “In an April 5 letter to the Financial Times,…

OECD DAC Chair Says Wealthy Countries Becoming ‘Risk Averse’ In Aid Spending

“Aid to the poorest countries is dropping because donors are becoming more ‘risk averse,’ according to a senior official from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),” The Guardian reports, noting that “OECD figures last week showed that official development assistance (ODA) from rich countries fell by four percent in…