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Improving Maternal, Child Health Remains Vital MDG, Post-2015 Development Focus

The following editorials and opinion piece address issues surrounding maternal and child health care. The Lancet: Women, children, and adolescents: the post-2015 agenda Editorial Board “…A new concept of health that moves away from the notions of absence of disease and survival towards wellbeing, resilience, and capability could be integral…

Speaking At U.N. Special Meeting, Obama Calls On Member States To Increase Ebola Responses

News outlets report on a U.N. special meeting during which world leaders discussed the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa and U.S. President Barack Obama called on the international community to ramp up efforts to contain the disease. Agence France-Presse: U.N. confronts deadly Ebola epidemic “World leaders gathered at the…

Canada Pledges $27M To Ebola Fight

Agence France-Presse: Canada pledges $27 million to fight Ebola “Canada announced Thursday it will contribute Can$30 million (U.S.$27 million) to the United Nations and non-government agencies fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa…” (9/25).

Poor Coordination Slowing Ebola Vaccine, Treatment Efforts

News outlets report on the lack of global coordination around the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola. Bloomberg Businessweek: How the U.S. Screwed Up in the Fight Against Ebola “…It’s too early to say whether ZMapp was vital to the Americans’ survival. There were a limited number of doses…

World Bank, Partner Countries, NGOs Launch Global Financing Facility For MCH

Media sources report on the formation of a new Global Financing Facility to address maternal and child health issues. Reuters: Donors launch $4 billion health fund to cut mother and child deaths “The World Bank has announced a new global fund to invest about $4 billion in health care for…

Latin American Leaders, U.N.’s Ban Urge Sustained Commitment To MDGs

News outlets report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the call from Latin American leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for sustained commitment to achieve those goals, and talks surrounding the establishment of new development goals. Thomson Reuters Foundation: As U.N. meets, world struggles for soul of new development…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Post-2015 Development Goals

The following opinion pieces discuss the next round of global development goals against the backdrop of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. Devex: Beyond 2015: A new agenda for a better world Jim Emerson, CEO of VSO International “People everywhere around the world want to be able to…

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