This week, over 40 leaders from across Africa will come together in Washington, DC for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. And perhaps nowhere is leadership more important on the continent than an issue like health. The unprecedented Ebola outbreak is one example. To date, there have been nearly 1400 cases in 4 West African countries […]
The United Nations recently released a report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), identifying where progress has been made and where intensified focus and effort are needed in the 500 days until the December 31, 2015 target date for the MDGs, as well as in the days beyond. For those MDGs related to health, the […]
With just over 600 days left until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, eight goals that make up the world’s “to-do” list to reduce poverty, it’s an important moment to reflect on where we stand on MDG 5, which calls for reducing maternal mortality by three-fourths. Today, the United Nations released new […]
In an era when we can land a rover on Mars and use our phones to access a world of information, millions of people still die of preventable diseases. But there’s also good news: We’re making significant progress in saving lives.
In 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Every Woman Every Child movement to rally and coordinate global action to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. The United Nations Foundation answered this call to action by committing, with partners, $400 million over five years to improve women’s and children’s health.
Pneumonia. You probably know it as a spelling-bee challenge and respiratory illness that can make you very sick. Millions of people in the US are affected each year by pneumonia, but did you know that it is one of the leading killers of children under the age of 5 around the world?
Just last month the world celebrated as India marked a major success in its battle against polio by being removed from the World Health Organization's list of countries plagued by the crippling disease.