MDGs

The Answer for Indigenous Mothers? Native Midwives

This guest post was originally posted on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) website and is written by Joy Marini of Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact and Global Health Council Board Member. Johnson & Johnson invests in people on the front lines of care as they change the trajectory of health for the world’s most vulnerable…

Read More

GHC Submits Statements to the Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly (WHA)

This year, GHC submitted seven statements to the WHA in collaboration with a member organizations. These statements can be found below (corresponding to their agenda items). All submitted statements will be recorded in the WHA’s final record. 11.2 Framework of engagement with non-State actors 14.1 Monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals 14.2 Health…

Read More

Know Your SDGs: Where is Health in the Sustainable Development Goals?

By Dr. Oscar Cordon and Pauline Lee, Chemonics International  2015 is a significant year for the future of international development. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are not only expiring, but also consultations for the incoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are rapidly taking place. The SDGs are continuing the MDGs with 17 proposed goals, to be…

Read More

Business Loan Saves Woman From Cervical Cancer

Johnson & Johnson’s Joy Marini on a program that bundles microloans with health services “I’ve survived cervical cancer. I am here today because of the impact Pro Mujer has had in my life.” Reading that quote, you might not realize Pro Mujer is actually a women’s development organization that uses microfinance as one of many…

Read More

Cameron Brings a Dash of Candor to Deauville G8

DEAUVILLE, France — The Deauville G8 Declaration released today did not give us much new in global health, except reaffirmations of previous commitments for which, perhaps, we should be grateful, given that we had been hearing that we might not even get that. But we did get something we had not expected and could not…

Read More

The Importance of Impact Evaluation

NEW YORK, NY – The UN Summit in New York 2010 featured numerous sessions that described many new advances, interventions and solutions that are contributing to achieving the eight universally accepted Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One event, hosted by the World Bank brought forward the importance of impact evaluation by showing growing evidence of its  influence on…

Read More

What is Required to Meet the Health MDGs?

NOTE: This is a guest blog by Eric Williams of Physicians for Human Rights and Sam Hindels of AMREF USA. NEW YORK, NY — On Sunday, the Global Health Council, AMREF USA, PHR and five other partner organizations hosted a lively discussion here on the eve of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit. The goal was to…

Read More

A Pan-African Malaria Success Story Revealed

WASHINGTON, DC — As a young development worker in Mali 20 years ago, I used to engage in high-risk behavior on a fairly regular basis. I slept in villages all over Mali — from the Sahara Desert in the north to the Niger River Delta and Dogon Country in the center to the southern savanna…

Read More

"Helping Babies Breathe": A Crucial Step Towards MDG 4

Note: This is a guest blog written by Louisa Stuewe, an intern in the Policy Communications Department at the Global Health Council. WASHINGTON, DC — “Helping Babies Breathe” could change the fate of the estimated 4 million newborn deaths every year. Optimism descended on the 37th Annual International Conference on Global Health in June when…

Read More

Can We Have an Extension to Meet the MDGs?

This is a guest blog by Dr. Inon Schenker, a former staff member of the World Health Organization (WHO), founding chair of the Jerusalem AIDS Project and current senior HIV/AIDS prevention specialist and global health consultant who is assisting in technology transfer and health leadership in Africa. Dr. Schenker is a member of the Global…

Read More