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USAID Working To Accelerate MDG Progress For Women, Children

Huffington Post: 500 Days Until the MDG Deadline: Accelerating Progress for Women and Children
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID

“…USAID is working in support of Every Woman Every Child to end preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. We have sought to accelerate progress toward the MDGs through this work. Thus, even as we lay the foundation for a future development agenda, we continue to focus on achieving or even exceeding the current goals. … These interventions won’t make a difference unless they get to those in need. That’s why at USAID we are also focusing on all parts of our service delivery to ensure that commodities and programs are reaching those in need … With less than 500 days until the MDG target date, we must all work together to strengthen our efforts, track our progress, and keep a laser-like focus on our goal. Now is the time to support country governments in their efforts to achieve the MDGs and beyond” (8/19).