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Health Indicator Progress Slipping In Africa, Making Gains In E.U., Reports Show

Devex: Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, and Togo lead Africa on development progress
“The rate of progress on human development has slowed over the past five years, according to the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released [Monday]. The report found that progress in education has ‘nearly ground to a halt’ and the public is also losing faith in the ability of their governments to handle improving basic health services. While the index also rates countries in other areas, such as governance, rule of law, and sustainable economic opportunity, the human development category has been growing at the fastest rate over the past decade compared to the other areas measured in the index, with the most growth in the health sector. But the overall rate of this progress has notably slowed over the past five years…” (Jerving, 11/20).

EURACTIV: Eurostat gauges E.U. progress on SDG implementation
“Eurostat, the European Union statistical office, published on Monday (20 November) a monitoring report on how the E.U. as a whole implements the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing ‘significant’ progress in five of them and ‘moderate’ progress for eight others. The 370-page monitoring report describes progress made using a set of 100 indicators that are structured along the 17 SDGs, adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. … The E.U. made significant progress over the last five years towards the overall attainment of SDG 7 ‘Affordable and clean energy,’ SDG 12 ‘Responsible consumption and production,’ SDG 15 ‘Life on land,’ SDG 11 ‘Sustainable cities and communities,’ and SDG 3 ‘Good health and well-being,’ the report revealed…” (Gotev, 11/21).

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