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Developing Countries may Fail MDG Sanitation Targets

Developing countries may fail to meet the sanitation target of the UN Millennium Development Goals because they lack civil engineering capacity, warned a civil engineering// professor. Jennifer Davis of Stanford University said international aid projects too often focus on new constructions t...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...nd financial interests, rich countries alone could fully fund the additional $944 billion that we estimate is needed from now through 2015 to meet all mdg and health systems strengthening needs in less developed countries." Developed countries have so far contributed over $2.5 trillion in direct bailouts...

Two New Reports Highlight Stalled Progress Against Diarrheal Disease: Nearly 1.6 Million Children Die Each Year From These Preventable and Treatable Diseases

...s is seriously off track. If diarrheal disease and the poor sanitation and unsafe water that can lead to it continue to be ignored, the child survival mdg will be unobtainable. "The persisting high mortality rate from diarrheal disease in the presence of existing, cost-effective interventions and av...

Stronger Health Systems and Better Maternal Health Critical to African Development, Japan Summit Affirms

...on is lagging" in efforts to achieve the MDGs by 2015. She reported that an mdg Africa Steering Group of international development partners had identified ...all the other goals," she said. "Of all the Millennium Development Goals, mdg 5 is generating the least resources and lagging the furthest behind. And Af...

Safe water? Lessons from Kazakhstan

...ss to safe drinking water and sanitation by 2015. This is seen as crucial to reducing poverty and infant mortality. But, as the research shows, the mdg definition is too narrow and can be misleading. If the definition is used, it shows that over 90 per cent of people in Kazakhstan have access to safe ...

Cleaning Up the World's Sanitation

...ion worth of net benefits, according to the UN. For example, meeting the mdg target for sanitation would increase productivity and add 3.2 billion annua...t of all deaths from diarrheal disease, according to the UN. Meeting the mdg sanitation target would save $552 million a year worldwide in disease treat...

Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries; Women Still Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth in Low-income Countries

...t in maternal mortality ratios between 1990 and 2015 is required to achieve mdg 5, figures released today by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank show an ...ran Africa, women face this risk many times in their lifetime. To achieve mdg 5 and reduce the maternal mortality ratio by 75 per cent before 2015, impro...

HealthShares(TM) Announces Quarterly Rebalancing of HealthShares(TM) Indexes

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WHO Calls For Greater Emphasis On Combating AIDS

...s need to be translated into effective action,' he said. 'Political momentum has to be scaled up to meet national targets.' Omi noted that despite the mdg target of stopping the spread of AIDS by 2015, the epidemic continues to grow in many countries. 'With 10 more years to go, the target can be met b...

Health Conclave to be opened by minister

...In 2000, the global community made a historic commitment by laying down the mdg to be achieved by 2015. Three out of the eight goals are directly related to health. 'In 2005, we are a little more than halfway towards the mdg target date,' a CII statement said. (IANS) ...
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Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN

...ation. Some argue that meeting the sanitation mdg is also a prerequisite to the goals of reducing gl... According to UN figures, meeting the sanitation mdg target would add 3.2 billion annual working days w...ct treatment costs would be avoided by meeting the mdg sanitation target. Around the world, an estimat...

200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development

...illennium Development Goals, could also impact the mdg of reducing child mortality and (2) how the benefi...nd fuels, three of the MDGs, could also impact the mdg of reducing child mortality and (2) how the benefi...l the regions, the current regional gap toward the mdg child mortality target could be reduced by 30% to ...
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