Posts tagged under MDGs

Upcoming Event: The Cost of Inequality – Asia’s Poor and Children left behind?

By Johannes Loh, on December 13th, 2012

To register for the talk please RSVP at lkyspppl@nus.edu.sg . We are looking forward to welcoming you at our talk on January 18th.

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EU development days: how do we do global health policy?

By Nicola Pocock, on December 17th, 2010

Last week I attended the EU development days in Brussels (6-7/12) – two days of debates, lectures, seminars and workshops on topics pertaining to the field of development worldwide. The over-arching topic of the 2010 EDDs was global health policy. I attended three conferences in particular: Making Global Health Deliver : Right to Health Right Now, Health as a Smart Investment, and Creating a Global Health Policy Worthy of the Name. Those three conferences gathered important and wide ranging speakers such as the Malawian and Ecuadorian Ministers of Health, EU commissioner for development Mr. Piebalgs, or the WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Carissa Etienne.

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The discussions were centered first and foremost on how to achieve a global health policy. Each discussion started off by highlighting the shortcomings of our global health system today:

-         There remains 20 million premature deaths from avoidable causes per year in developing countries

-         Low access to medicine: 4/5th of population accounts for just 10% of medicines used

-         International health aid has quadrupled in 10 years but public funding for health remains stagnant

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Health MDGs update: slow progress on maternal mortality

By Nicola Pocock, on September 23rd, 2010

Cambodia

Myanmar

Philippines

Indonesia

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