Obama Administration officials on Friday unveiled the U.S. government’s strategy to achieve the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) during a meeting at the U.N. Foundation “that was closed to the press,” Washington Post’s “Checkpoint Washington” blog reports.
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Steps The U.S. Can Take To Improve Its Commitment To Development A Center for Global Development memo offers suggestionsÂ for the U.S. toÂ improve its commitment to policies that benefit poor countries afterÂ it ranked 17th out of 22 wealthy in the 2009 Commitment to Development Index. Among a set of 20 recommendations,…
African leaders focused on the theme of the 15th African Union (AU) Summit on Sunday: maternal and infant mortality on the continent.
Heads of state from the African Union (AU) started a three-day meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday as part of the 15th AU Summit, People’s Daily Online reports.
African countries should focus on preventing diarrhea â€“ the biggest killer of children in Africa â€“ in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal targets, Yunia Musaazi, WaterAid’s East Africa policy advisor, told delegates at the 15th African Union (AU) Summit, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports.
Inter Press Service reports on a recent symposium on access to medicine, “jointly hosted by the WHO, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).”
Science Communication Can Promote Development “Helping developing countries communicate and use science is essential to international aid and diplomacy. The biggest single factor limiting developing countries’ potential for achieving sustainable economic growthÂ â€“ or even attaining the Millennium Development GoalsÂ â€“ is their ability to access and apply the fruits of modern…
Though Bangladesh is “on track” to meet most of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets laid out by the U.N., “many female-focused targets, including maternal mortality are lagging far behind,” writes Women’s eNews.
“[T]he United States needs a national strategy to clarify the goals of foreign aid, trade policy consistent with those goals, an easier process for small businesses to participate and support for international education programs,” according to a set of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of U.S. foreign aid assistance released Tuesday by the Seattle-based non-profit Global Washington, the Seattle Times reports.
A new device which simulates childbirth on a real woman could helpÂ train health workers to deliver babies and deal with complications, according toÂ the Washington Post, which adds thatÂ the $100 low-tech “frontpack”Â is called “‘MamaNatalie,’ a name that plays on ‘natalis,’ which means ‘pertaining to birth’ in Latin.”Â Â “The abdomen is made…