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Ending Extreme Poverty Achievable With Continued Global Commitment To Health Under SDGs

Huffington Post: For Those Who Doubted the MDGs, Trillions of Dollars and Tens of Millions of Lives Saved
Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing

“…On July 6th, the secretary general of the United Nations released his annual report on the MDGs, providing a final assessment of progress made against targets established to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015. … Like no time before in history, we stand at the cusp of ending malaria, and making even greater strides against HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. Health is a key driver of sustainable development — it must remain a priority as the world moves toward adopting an ambitious new development agenda. We owe it to the global community to make good on our promise and move with deliberate haste to rid the world of extreme poverty in our lifetime. I am confident that with our continued commitment, we will make this promise a reality and leave all preventable child and maternal deaths, along with diseases like malaria, for the history books” (7/6).

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