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Health MDG Financing & Progress Newsletter Nov 2015 Facebook Twitter
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Ray Chambers
  › Ray Chambers
Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria

From the Special Envoy: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Over the last 15 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have driven unamigainable progress in global development, lifting over one billion people out of extreme poverty, reducing child and maternal deaths dramatically, and giving more children than ever a chance to attend school. In September, a new set of global goals --the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)--were adopted to continue the legacy of the MDGs by providing a bold vision to give all people the chance to enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives by 2030.

When setting goals, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the lessons learned from previous ventures to inform the path forward. This is true for personal goal setting, and it is true for the new SDGs.

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› UN Secretary-General Launches New Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health

More than 100 organizations and over 40 countries pledge their commitment to the new Global Strategy, totaling over $25B for women's, children's, and adolescents' health.

Malaria free children.

› New Report Outlines Vision for Ending Malaria within a Generation

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ray Chambers, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria, call on world leaders to commit to eradicating malaria by 2040.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn of Ethiopia.

› ALMA calls for African Roadmap for Malaria Elimination

Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn of Ethiopia, calls for development of a roadmap to eliminate malaria by 2030 on the African continent.

Launch of AMP Health

› Partnership Formed to Strengthen Community Health Systems in Low-Income Countries

The Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP) will provide in-country support to Ministries of Health to stregthen community health systems and develop the next generation of health leaders.

Children smiling.

› Innovative Financing Tool Enables Private Sector Investments in Global Health

The Health Credit Exchange, launched by GBCHealth and partners, allows the private sector to direct invenstments toward imporvements in global health in accountable ways.

Community Health Worker and Mother with Child.

› New Partnership to Eliminate Mother to Child HIV Transmission

Born Free Africa and UC San Francisco's Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy form a strategic alliance to leverage talent for strengthening health systems in African countries.

Mother feeding her child.

› New Fund Utilizes Micro-levies to Fight
Against Malnutrition

New financing mechanism, UNITLIFE, will use micro-levies on oil, gas, and gold as a revenue stream to fight chronic malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa.

Suprotik Basu, CEO of MDG Health Alliance.

› We're on the Verge of Ending Maternal and Child Deaths Everywhere

CEO of the MDG Health Alliance, Suprotik Basu, highlights the historic progress made under the MDGs and outlines the path forward to achieving the SDGs.

Mother feeding her child.

› Nutrition is Key for Achieving
the Sustainable Development Goals

Leith Greenslade, Vice Chair of the MDG Health Alliance, makes the case for why nutrition will be central to the success of global development.

A Tribute
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› Dr. Alan Magill

The malaria community mourns the loss of Dr. Alan Magill, Director of the Malaria Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.