Achieving the health MDGs in 609 days… Plus Paul Farmer, Tina Brown, Born Free and other inspiring partners.
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Office of the Special Envoy The MDG Deadline is Dec. 31, 2015
Days Remaining: 609
Health MDG Financing & Progress Newsletter May 2014 Facebook Twitter
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Ray Chambers
  › Ray Chambers
Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria

Why I Believe Shared Roadmaps Are Still Needed to Achieve the MDGs

The Millennium Development Goals come to an end in just 609 days. Whatever the endgame looks like, there will be no disputing the fact that the MDGs enabled – and are still enabling – historic global alignment and unparalleled collective action. That is the power of clear and quantifiable goals – something I learned time and again early in my business career, and even more so over my 30 years as a philanthropist.

So why, over the past quarter, have we been working with our partners to produce “acceleration roadmaps” to meet the MDGs, when many others have moved on to thinking about a future set of goals? The answer is simple: If we can bend the curve of the current trajectories for MDGs 4, 5 and 6 even further than we already have, we will save over one million additional children's and women's lives in the process and lay the foundation for healthier societies for years to come.

› Continue reading about MDG4, MDG5 and Nigeria MDG Acceleration Roadmaps…

Noteworthy News
Paul Farmer

› Dr. Paul Farmer, In Conversation with Ray Chambers on His Passion for Tuberculosis

One of the most innovative, admired and compassion-ate people working in public health talks with Ray Chambers about his passion for TB and the quest to deliver high-quality treatment to all who need it.

Community health worker

› UNICEF & the Global Fund: Aligning Efforts to Save Lives

Scaling up Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of childhood illness could save hundreds of thousands of children’s lives each year. The Global Fund, UNICEF and the RMNCH Trust Fund are aligning efforts and mobilizing funds.

Malaria News
Paul Farmer

› Special Envoy Statement on World Malaria Day

This World Malaria Day, Special Envoy Ray Chambers released his annual statement, wrote a piece for the Huffington Post, participated in the Financial Times malaria supplement and engaged a new generation of Harvard students on malaria.

James Whiting

› Malaria No More UK Celebrates 5 Years of Innovation and Impact

Executive Director of MNM UK, James Whiting, on the pivotal role that the UK has played in driving malaria progress over the past five years.

United Against Malaria logo

› United Against Malaria Wins Campaign
of the Year

How an innovative malaria communications platform harnessed the popularity of soccer to reach millions in Africa with malaria messages, and won a top prize doing so.

Malaria medicine

› Australia’s Commitment to the Asia-Pacific Malaria Fight

Australia will provide critical funding to support the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and its efforts to combat malaria in the region.

MDG Health Alliance
Born Free Africa

› Born Free Raises Visibility for a Generation Born HIV-Free; Launches Fashion Collection with 22 Leading Designers

Born Free – a private sector-led initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV – has launched a collaboration with Vogue, Shopbop, M?A?C AIDS Fund, and 22 top designers to raise awareness for eMTCT.

Mother and newborn

› MDG Health Alliance’s Leith Greenslade on the Upcoming Every Newborn Action Plan

Vice-Chair for Child Health at the MDG Health Alliance, Leith Greenslade discusses the long-overdue attention about to be given to newborn survival and stillbirths.

Partner News
  › GBCHealth, a focal point for leading global companies committed to health, has launched a new website reflecting a sharpened focus and mission.  
  › ALMA, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, works across Africa with Heads of State from who are committed to the health of their people. The ALMA Scorecard recently added a new indicator that tracks available Global Fund resources for malaria prevention and control.