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Opinion Pieces Discuss SDG 6, To Ensure Availability To, Sustainable Management Of WASH

Huffington Post: Tapping the Power of Water Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary general of the United Nations “…Sustainable Development Goal 6 presents an opportunity to address the entire water cycle: access, quality, efficiency, and the integrated management of water resources and related ecosystems. Success will require holding governments to account, strengthening…

Global Under-5 Child Mortality Halved Since 1990, But U.N. MDG Target Missed, Reports Show

News outlets highlight findings from two reports on child mortality, one from UNICEF, titled “A Promise Renewed: 2015 Progress Report,” and one from the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and the UN-DESA Population Division, titled “Levels and trends in child mortality 2015.” Agence France-Presse: Child deaths halved since 1990, but…

SDGs Aim To Focus On Global Population, With Mantra ‘Leave No One Behind’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Leave no one behind’: U.N. ups ambition for new development goals “…If fully implemented, a new set of U.N. development goals could end the social exclusion and poverty of marginalized groups like the Roma worldwide. The 17 goals, ranging from ending extreme poverty and hunger to achieving…

Mali Begins First Of Several Polio Vaccination Campaigns After Case Confirmed, WHO Says

Bloomberg Business: Mali Polio Campaign to Start Wednesday After Case Confirmed “Mali will start its first polio vaccination campaign on Wednesday through Sept. 12 after the first confirmed case in four years was detected, the World Health Organization said. The campaign will cover the capital, Bamako, and its outskirts, Lucien…

Simple Technological Solutions, Maternal Health Initiatives Critical To Achieve MDG5

Huffington Post: Access to Maternal Health Saved My Life and My Son’s Elizabeth Gore, entrepreneur in residence at Dell “…With simple technological solutions like RapidSMS and We Care Solar kits and programs like Girl Up, if the U.N. keeps this momentum going, I’m confident that they will meet their goal…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Improve Maternal, Child Health In Kenya

Huffington Post: Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya — The Private Sector Can Help Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Nicholas Muraguri, director of medical services at Kenya’s Ministry of Health “…The private sector has the resources, rigor, expertise, and innovative spirit needed to create new and more-effective…

SDG 3 Must Promote Equity To Achieve Target Of Reducing Premature Mortality From NCDs

PLOS Medicine: Equity and Noncommunicable Disease Reduction under the Sustainable Development Goals In this essay, Harald Schmidt and Anne Barnhill of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a target to reduce premature…

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