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USAID Commemorates, Highlights Key Global Health Achievements In 2015

Huffington Post: 2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID

“…For the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the broader global health community alike, 2015 was a momentous year. Today, I reflect back on some of the highlights and key moments from the past 12 months of our work to increase access to quality health care for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable individuals and communities. … We must recognize that many of these global health milestones have been achieved thanks to bipartisan support in Congress and the support of many public and private implementing partners around the world. With the start of the new year, we have officially entered the era of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. I am encouraged by our successes over the past 12 months, and I look forward to reaching new global health milestones in 2016. I am confident that by 2030, the new target date set for the SDGs, the health and well being of people will be even better than what it is today” (1/8).