Brazil is launching a new program to identify and finance international cooperation projects that will be implemented by states and municipalities of Brazil with other developing countries. It is South-South Cooperation, but a decentralized version. The project aims to share successful public policies at sub-national levels. Brazilian states and municipalites can submit project proposals, based on requests from beneficiary countries, from June 29th to August 31st. Continue reading
According to the Countdown to 2015 initiative: “Since 1990, annual maternal deaths have declined by almost one half and the deaths of young children have declined from 12 million to 7.6 million in 2010. Some of the world’s poorest countries have achieved spectacular progress in reducing child deaths. Similar progress has been seen in reducing maternal deaths, although in fewer developing countries.
But all the news is not good. Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from complications of pregnancy and her newborn baby’s chances of survival are very poor. For every woman who dies, an additional 20-30 suffer significant and sometimes lifelong problems, as a result of their pregnancy. In these same two minutes nearly 30 young children die of disease and illness that could have been prevented or effectively treated. …”
These are some of the results shown in a new 220-page report, Building a Future for Women and Children, which is published by the Countdown to 2015 initiative (www.countdown2015mnch.org).
Gostin, Lawrence O., University Professor Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law- Director, WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights – Professor of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University
(May 16, 2012). Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 307, No. 19, pp. 2087-2092, 2012
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“…..Health inequalities represent perhaps the most consequential global health challenge and yet they persist despite increased funding and innovative programs. The United Nations is revising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that will shape the world for many years to come. What would a transformative post-MDG framework for global health justice look like?
A global coalition of civil society and academics—the Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (JALI)—has formed an international campaign to advocate for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH). Recently endorsed by the UN Secretary-General, the FCGH would reimagine global governance for health, offering a new post-MDG vision. Continue reading