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Much Progress Made On MDGs But Challenges Remain, U.N.’s Final Assessment Shows

News outlets report on the U.N.’s final assessment of the Millennium Development Goals. The Guardian: U.N.: 15-year push ends extreme poverty for a billion people “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have driven ‘the most successful anti-poverty movement in history’ and brought more than a billion people out of extreme penury,…

Making Poverty History Requires Global Activism

The Guardian: Make poverty history? A decade on from Gleneagles, it is a genuine possibility Adrian Lovett, Europe executive director at the ONE Campaign “…A growing movement of global citizens is forming. And that movement is more authentic and representative than ever, no longer directed from Washington, New York, or…

Developing Nations Must Undergo Tax Reforms To Finance SDGs

The Guardian: Why developing countries need to toughen up on taxes Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation “Next week, the U.N. financing conference in Addis Ababa will make decisions that will have a profound impact on the global community over the next 15 years and beyond.…

Health Service Delivery Organizations Should Elevate Reproductive Health Within UHC Agenda

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Delivering a new era of reproductive health services Caitlin Mazillin, head of health financing at Marie Stopes International, discusses health service delivery within a universal health care context, and how “[s]ervice delivery organizations need to play their part to put contraception and reproductive…

More Than 34M Children Saved Since 2000 At Cost Of About $4K Each, Report Shows

The Guardian: Investment in child health in world’s poorest countries saves 34m lives “More than 34 million children’s lives have been saved in the last 15 years at a cost, in the poorest countries, of about $4,000 (£2,500) each, say experts who have compiled a scorecard of donor and government…

Mental Health Needs Stronger Inclusion In SDGs, Advocates Say

SciDev.Net: View on Disability: SDGs lack mental health ambition “Depression is the second largest contributor to disability worldwide, reveals an analysis for a major health study. … Critics from the FundaMentalSDG initiative, which aims to strengthen mental health inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), argue that this evidence raises…

World Should Make Investing In Global Health Top Priority

Gates Notes: Setting Targets to Save Lives In his blog, Bill Gates discusses the importance of investing in global health under the Sustainable Development Goals, a recent Lancet report on global health investments, and the role of these investments in achieving health equity (7/2).

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is…

New Guide Outlines Health, Human Rights Approaches For Justice, Public Health Programs

Open Society Foundations: Justice Programs for Public Health: A Good Practice Guide “…This guide is a comprehensive tool both for justice organizations interested in addressing pressing public health needs, and public health groups that recognize justice is as critical to public health as medicine. It is also a resource for…

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