One year after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed upon, I am optimistic about the potential to reach many of the health targets, including the goal to end preventable deaths of mothers and children. My optimism is fueled by the commitment of country leaders around the world to “finish the job” and the many […]
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A public-private partnership launched in 2012 takes a health systems-strengthening approach, reducing maternal mortality in target districts in Uganda and Zambia by nearly half, with expansion to Nigeria currently underway.
Today, West Africa faces the largest Ebola epidemic in history. A new Grand Challenge for Development is calling on innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs to generate pioneering solutions that help health care workers on the front lines provide better care and contain this devastating virus.
As of today, 1,000 people around the world have posted photos of their 5th birthday in support of the Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday awareness campaign. From Secretary Hillary Clinton and Kay Warren to Tony Hawk and Mandy Moore, government representatives, faith-based and civil society leaders, celebrity activists and athletes have uploaded photos of themselves at […]
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) brought needed and increased attention to child survival. Globally, significant progress has been made in reducing child mortality. The number of under-five deaths declined from 9.6 million in 2000 to 7.6 million in 2010. Under-five mortality fell from 73 per thousand in 1990 to 57 per thousand in 2010. On […]
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein It all started with friendly bet amongst friends – who could get a cork out of an empty wine bottle with only a plastic bag? The friends had seen the trick on YouTube earlier and wanted to re-enact it. Somehow, Saving Lives at Birth finalist Jorge Odon, […]
Last night, the Saving Lives at Birth partnership announced three award nominations for transition-to-scale grants that have the potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns in rural areas of the developing world at the time of birth. We couldn’t be more excited about the announcement. The award nominees – a mobile technology initiative […]
Global maternal mortality has dropped by one third since 1990, but still every day an estimated 1,000 women lose their life in childbirth. For the past year, USAID, the UK Department for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have worked in partnership to accelerate progress in improving […]