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No Singular Pathway To Achieve MDGs 4, 5

In an opinion piece published as part of the Skoll World Forum and Johnson & Johnson “Debate & Series,” which, according to the series summary, examines what “we must do differently or better to achieve [Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] 4, 5 and/or 6 — all focused on improving public health…

Regional Leadership Needed To Further Progress In Malaria-Eliminating Countries

Writing in a Lancet review, Chris Cotter of the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues discuss progress in reducing malaria incidence and related mortality since 2000, noting, “WHO estimates that between 2000 and 2010, global malaria incidence decreased by 17 percent and malaria-specific mortality…

To Advance Food Security, Farmers Need Strong Property Rights

“Under U.S. President Barack Obama’s Feed the Future initiative, we have made incredible strides in increasing crop yields, agricultural surpluses and farmers’ incomes,” Eric Postel, assistant administrator of USAID, and Tjada McKenna, Feed the Future’s deputy coordinator for development, write in a Devex opinion piece. “We have supported training, the…

‘More Is Needed’ In Global Effort To Eradicate Polio Virus

In a Deseret News opinion piece, John Hoffmire, a professor at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, reflects on the global effort to eradicate polio, writing, “The world is now, 25 years [after Rotary International, a humanitarian organization made up of nearly 1.2 million members in more than…

To Achieve Child Health MDG, Use Technology To Better Educate Mothers

“The more educated a mother, the less likely her child is to die,” Leith Greenslade, co-chair of child health at the MDG Health Alliance, writes in a post in the Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog, published as part of “One Story, One World,” a month-long series in partnership with Johnson…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Successfully Address Neglected Diseases

“In my experience, public-private partnerships that bring together the best talents, expertise, and resources from the government, non-profit and business sectors have proven essential for tackling the most complex challenges in global health and international development,” David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms, a partnership of Johnson & Johnson and…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Should Address Empowerment For Girls, Women

“Since beginning my work with the U.N. Foundation in February, I’ve been struck by startling statistics showing the harsh reality of life for many of the world’s girls and women,” Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog. She notes “[o]ne out of every…

Supporting Global Health For Women Will Bring More Prosperous, Safer World

“Access to life-saving maternal health care is one of the biggest challenges for women in the developing world,” Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) writes in the Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog. She notes “pregnancy is the leading cause of death for women ages 15 to 19 worldwide,” and “[w]hen a mother…

More Funding Needed To Properly Treat, Prevent Malaria Worldwide

“Malaria is an entirely treatable and mostly preventable disease … So why has the world not eradicated it already?” Senator for British Columbia Mobina Jaffer writes in the Huffington Post Canada’s “Impact” blog. She describes the disease and its history, noting, “over 3.3 billion people are at risk of contracting…

World Will Not Reach MDG Targets Without More Intense Efforts, Money

Noting “[t]he United Nations General Assembly will meet later this month to assess progress — impressive in some areas, halting in others — toward achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], which were adopted in 2000 and are supposed to be reached by the end of 2015,” a New…