By Andrew Cooney, Global Health Council  In the wake of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), great strides were made in the area of improved access to clean water. However, this success did not, unfortunately, translate when it came to sanitation and hygiene.[i] As a result, last year when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed, a…

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This blog was written by Marielle Hart, and provided by GHC Member, International HIV/AIDS Alliance From June 8-10, 2016,  a High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS which take place in New York, in which UN Member States will review the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration on Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declarations of 2006 and 2011…

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GHC created the infographic Mapping the Road to Better Health to illustrate the relationship between the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to demonstrate the breadth of the SDGs in promoting good health. If you chose to print the graphic, we recommend using 11 inch by 17 inch paper. We…

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This blog was cross-posted from the Huffington Post and written by Dr Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance. In just a few months’ time, the world will agree on a new set of global development goals which are expected to be more ambitious, more rights-based and more sustainable than the preceding Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Proposed targets…

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By Dr. Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council In 2000, the world set out ambitious goals to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one was specifically focused on improving maternal health, with the target to reduce by three-quarters the maternal mortality rate and to ensure universal…

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This is a guest post written by Jessica Randall.  Jessica is a policy & advocacy intern at Management Sciences for Health (MSH.) On Monday, September 23,  leading global health voices met to discuss the post-2015 agenda at a United Nations General Assembly side event in New York City entitled “The Road Forward: What’s Next for…

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Last week, world leaders gathered in New York City to discuss a variety of global issues including the future of global health and the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In a joint statement – released by the WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health…

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Every year, in late September, the world converges on New York City. For those of us in the development community, this week is known as “UNGA-week”. At special sessions, dinners and a host of side events, the topic of global health is front and center. With all of the interesting discussions going on, GHC thought…

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The latest snapshot on global health financing is in. Dr. Chris Murray and colleagues from The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation presented today the findings from IHME’s third annual report on global health financing, titled Financing Global Health 2011: Continued growth as MDG deadline approaches. Yes, the report states the well-known trend that global health financing has transitioned out of the “massive scale-up phase” (many arguing with huge consequences) and into a period of slower growth, similar to that seen during the 1990’s. But some of the latest tracking data shed light on some interesting trends, prompting many key questions.

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