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Opinion Pieces Discuss Maternal, Child Health, Reproductive Rights, Family Planning

Devex: Let’s support national actions to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As we move into 2015 and beyond, we find ourselves at the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals. As we move forward,…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Universal Health Care In Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: Universal health coverage post-2015: putting people first Editorial Board “Dec 12, 2014, marks the world’s first Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. … UHC is indeed considered one of the key components of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be finalized in September 2015. … UHC beyond 2015 must…

Health, Climate Change Should Be ‘Fully Integrated’ Into Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: Health and climate change: the end of the beginning? Maria Neira, director of the WHO’s Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, and WHO colleagues “…In September, the Climate Summit hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought together 125 heads of state in New York,…

Global Progress Made Toward Ending Extreme Poverty, World Bank Data Show

New York Times: A Global Gauge Finds Progress Against Poverty “…In just over two decades, the number of people living in extreme poverty has been almost halved. … At current growth rates, the World Bank predicts that in 15 or so years, the income of a vast majority of the…

Achieving UHC Goal Will Help End Extreme Poverty

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ending Extreme Poverty in Asia through Universal Health Coverage Kristina Yarrow, a senior health technical specialist in the Asia Bureau, and Caroline Ly, a health economist in the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Health Systems, write, “By financing policies that focus on increasing equity and access to…

U.N. Report Presents Results Of Post-2015 Development Agenda Global Survey

U.N. News Centre: ‘7 million voices’ weigh in on future development agenda in U.N. survey “…The ‘We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices’ report presents the global results of MY World, the U.N. survey for a better world, which was developed in response to the Secretary-General’s call for ‘the most…

Provision Of Electricity, Energy Vital To Africa’s Continued Economic Growth

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Don’t Let Ebola Obscure Africa’s Larger Promise and Challenges Elizabeth Littlefield, president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, discusses Africa’s economic growth and the importance of electricity and energy development in continuing progress (1/5).

Behavior Change, Innovation, Political Will Critical To Reaching WASH Goals

Huffington Post: For 2015, Three Must-Haves for Sanitation Sanjay Wijesekera, chief of water, sanitation and hygiene, and associate director of programs at UNICEF “…For the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, 2015 is an ‘almost, but not quite’ date. The world did reach the water MDG — in 2010, in fact…

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