Office of the Special Envoy The MDG Deadline is Dec. 31, 2015
Days Remaining: 688
Health MDG Financing & Progress Newsletter Feb 2014 Facebook Twitter
Ray Chambers
  › Ray Chambers
Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria
What Can We Achieve in 688 Days?

In 688 days we will come to the end of what has been mankind’s most remarkable shared journey to improve the health and well-being of the world’s people. I remain optimistic that we can meet or exceed many, if not all, of the ambitious goals we set in 2001. But to do so, we must stay focused on and committed to the world’s poor, and to one another. We must align around shared quarterly plans that take us through the end of 2015 and track our progress against them, making adjustments when results lag.
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Noteworthy News

› At Davos, MDG4 Acceleration Plan Presented

Key advocates for achieving the health-related MDGs presented a 700-day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline.

Nigerian kids

› In Nigeria, Public-Private Acceleration Plan for Health MDGs

A coalition of government officials, private sector leaders and development partners came together in Abuja to present an aligned vision for accelerating progress on the health MDGs over the next 8 quarters.

Malaria Report

› 50% Reduction in Child Malaria Mortality Hailed in Report

The WHO’s World Malaria Report 2013 reported an impressive 50% reduction in child malaria mortality. But it contains important cautions for what happens when funding slows.

New website

› Visit Our New Website To Learn More About the Special Envoy's Office

Explore the high-priority health areas and approaches we're taking to meet the health MDGs, from planning to tracking, partnerships to private sector engagement.

MDG Health Alliance
Born Free Africa

› Born Free Campaign Launches; Fashion Industry Champions PMTCT

Council of Fashion Designers of America President Diane von Furstenberg and Conde Nast Artistic Director and Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour take a bold step to champion the elimination of PMTCT.

CHWs Financing Team

› Community Health Workers Financing Team Established

Key leaders have formed a group to help unlock more financing for CHW programs, remove bottlenecks to scale up and marshal evidence to support this critical work.

MDG Success Stories
Helping Newborns Breathe

› Save The Children: Helping Newborns Breathe

A Bangladeshi initiative that focuses on strengthening resuscitation in the critical first moments of life.


› Muso: Saving Lives Door-to-Door in Mali

A ten-fold reduction in child mortality, achieved through a powerful health care delivery model.

More About the UN & MDGs
  › Every Woman, Every Child The UN-led global effort to save millions of lives  
  › MDG Advocacy Group Eminent individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the MDGs  
  › GBCHealth An alliance of leading global companies committed to health, with significant focus on leveraging business assets to achieve the health MDGs