Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals

This blog's purpose is to connect in an every widening and deepening manner with others across the globe in support of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals.

Let's be the first generation to end poverty by 2015 with the United Nations' Eight Goal Millennium Campaign.
1. End Hunger 2. Universal Education 3. Gender Equity 4. Child Health 5. Maternal Health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases 7. Environmental Sustainability 8. Global Partnership.

Learn more about what this weblog is trying to accomplish at the new PBworks Wiki.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Overcoming Competing Goals and Commitments in Global Malaria Intervention

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Millennium Development Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases includes the eradication of malaria. Back on 7/21/08 Anthony Kiszewski discussed the implications of a new study that finds that global malaria funding remains inadequate in an article Divergent Goals and Commitments in Global Malaria Intervention in PLoS Medicine: New Articles. More PloS New Articles are featured below.

Two others involved in this effort are Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim's. While Kiszewski takes a global perspective, Farmer and Yong discuss the necessary logistics required to provide comprehensive care in an effective manner from an eyes on the ground perspective.

MITWorld provides a deeper look into the issues. Paul Farmer speaks about public entities being enabled to confer rights while at the same time speaking about the need for business practices such as supply chains to create comprehensive healthcare and medical delivery systems for the world's poor in the lecture from MIT World » : Global Health Equity.


"Don't foolishly advise Paul Farmer that his bold projects can't succeed. For the past 20 years, Farmer's been toppling orthodoxies concerning the delivery of health care to people of developing nations, and to our country's inner city poor. In a talk full of insights and anecdotes, Farmer brings his audience up to date on his groundbreaking work and methods.Farmer has written extensively about health and human rights, and about the role of social inequalities in the distribution and outcome of infectious diseases.

In 1993, he was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in recognition of his work.
Jim Kim - DSMHI delivers a lecture on Bridging the Delivery Gap to Global Health from MIT World Annotated.
Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD holds appointments as François Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a major Harvard teaching hospital; director of the François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights; and chair of the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Some of his many writings include:
MIT is also combining business management practices from the Sloan School of Management with medical social activism. More on that here.

It is these types of systems and practices that must be put into place to make the Millennium Development Goals are reality and are more needed than just a governmental proclamation.

Millennium Bloggers (more at the Wiki)

Global News Sources

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