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SDGs Must Include Measurable, Feasible Health Goals

BMJ: The 2030 sustainable development goal for health Gavin Yamey and Rima Shretta of the Global Health Group at the University of California-San Francisco, and Fred Newton Binka of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana “…As the MDGs come to an end, a new set of sustainable…

Overcoming Malnutrition Key To Achieving MDGs 4, 5

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Overcoming Malnutrition Key to Maternal and Child Health Improvements, Says Dr. Ranu Dhillon Sarah Meyerhoff, an intern at the Wilson Center, discusses a podcast by Ranu Dhillon, a global health expert from Columbia University and Harvard Medical School, in…

World Water Week To Bring Water Efficiency Into Spotlight

The Guardian: ‘Water efficiency should be our goal,’ says head of World Water Week “[Head of the Stockholm International Water Institute and World Water Week] Torgny Holmgren explains why the 2014 [World Water Week] theme is energy and water and what impact he hopes this year’s conference will have…” (Young,…

Ending Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Is Possible

Huffington Post: The Difference a Decade Makes in Preventing Newborn HIV/AIDS Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah, former director of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child (PMTCT) Clinic at Tema Hospital in Ghana “…[Antiretroviral] medication, which keeps people living with HIV alive and healthy, can also enable HIV-positive pregnant women to deliver HIV-negative babies. As a…

SDGs Must Contain Clear Goals, Practical Targets

New York Times: How to Prioritize U.N. Goals Abhijit Banerjee, international professor of economics at MIT, and Varad Pande, sustainability science fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School “…What is needed now is a clear, concise set of objectives [for the Sustainable Development Goals]. Without them, the entire project is in…

Global Health Integrally Linked With G20 Development Goals

Development Policy Centre’s “Devpolicy” Blog: The G20 and global health — towards convergence? Sam Byfield, who works on non-communicable diseases at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, discusses the link between global health efforts and the G20’s development agenda (9/12).

MDGs Leave Poorest Behind, Report Says

EurActiv: Millennium Goals leave the most deprived behind “A report by the NGO ATD Fourth World highlights the failures of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the struggle against poverty, claiming some performance measures exclude the most disadvantaged. In a report entitled ‘Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No…

Despite Declines In Child Mortality, 1M Children Die On First Day Of Life, UNICEF Reports

News outlets report on findings from new UNICEF data showing that although significant declines in child mortality have been achieved since 1990, more than six million children under age five die each year from preventable causes. BBC News: Surviving childhood in Africa “A ‘staggering’ number of children around the world are…

Climate Change Must Be At Center Of Development Agenda

The following opinion pieces discuss the role of climate change in public health and global development. Huffington Post: To End Poverty, Act on Climate Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations’ progress in both of its critical missions –…