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.

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Posted from Diigo. The rest of Make Noise for MDGs group favorite links are here.


Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.


  • The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) offers a unique combination of investment capital, capacity building and technical advisory services to promote microfinance and local development in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs):


  • From the AAAS Science Magazine - special issue for May on Tuberculosis and Malaria two of of focuses for MDG 6.


    • Landscapes of Infection

      Stella Hurtley,
      Caroline Ash,
      Leslie Roberts


      Figure 1





      CREDIT: JAMES GATHANY/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION



      [Larger version of this image]

      Infectious disease remains one of the biggest killers in developing countries. Two of them account for an enormous toll: Eleven million people live with tuberculosis (TB), and almost 250 million cases of malaria—and roughly a million deaths among children—were reported in 2008; a staggering assault on human-kind. The 33 million people who live with HIV/AIDS are frequently co-infected with TB and/or malaria, and co-infection increases the overall risk of mortality and morbidity from all three diseases. Once, we aspired to find "magic bullet" solutions to these plagues using vaccines or drugs, but we have learned that there are no cure-all or simple solutions. These pathogens have complex repertoires of genetic resources that permit them to constantly reinvent themselves and escape the pressures applied by infection-control measures. To curb these elusive targets, we, too, need a large repertoire of tools.


  • Malaria Consortium works in partnership with communities, health systems, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions and local and international organisations to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services. Together, we work to secure access for groups most at risk, to prevention, care and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases.


  • Editorial by Barry R. Bloom Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Public Health and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health writing out against the $50 million reduction in funding for the Global Fund requested by the U.S. government for fiscal year 2011, in the face of increased requests for expanded coverage by those countries, would be a major setback. Sorry but you need to be an AAAS member to see the entire pieces.


    • Editorial

      Support for Global Health

      Barry R. Bloom
      As more nations struggle with stressed economies, aid to the developing world becomes increasingly vulnerable to governments' budgetary cuts. The industrialized world is recognizing that coordinating global development assistance is the most efficient way to maximize effectiveness and minimize duplication. Earlier this year, the United States, the largest funder of global health assistance, announced that it seeks to expand multilateral efforts to address the major health problems of developing countries. One of the triumphs of multilateral cooperation has been the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a program that has saved millions of lives in developing countries. That is why the $50 million reduction in funding for the Global Fund requested by the U.S. government for fiscal year 2011, in the face of increased requests for expanded coverage by those countries, would be a major setback.

      Barry R. Bloom is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Public Health and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.



  • TUESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and blood poisoning account for more than two-thirds of the 8.8 million annual deaths in kids under 5 years of age worldwide, a new report shows.



    • Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries 



      • Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report


Posted from Diigo. The rest of Make Noise for MDGs group favorite links are here.


  • Free online technologies are changing adult education by offering the ability to use free online tools to support collaboration and completing class work.

  • TUESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and blood poisoning account for more than two-thirds of the 8.8 million annual deaths in kids under 5 years of age worldwide, a new report shows.

    • Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries


      Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report


  • The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) offers a unique combination of investment capital, capacity building and technical advisory services to promote microfinance and local development in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs):

  • Editorial by Barry R. Bloom Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Public Health and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health writing out against the $50 million reduction in funding for the Global Fund requested by the U.S. government for fiscal year 2011, in the face of increased requests for expanded coverage by those countries, would be a major setback. Sorry but you need to be an AAAS member to see the entire pieces.

    • Editorial









































      Support for Global Health



      Barry R. Bloom



      As more nations struggle with stressed economies, aid to the developing world becomes increasingly vulnerable to governments' budgetary cuts. The industrialized world is recognizing that coordinating global development assistance is the most efficient way to maximize effectiveness and minimize duplication. Earlier this year, the United States, the largest funder of global health assistance, announced that it seeks to expand multilateral efforts to address the major health problems of developing countries. One of the triumphs of multilateral cooperation has been the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a program that has saved millions of lives in developing countries. That is why the $50 million reduction in funding for the Global Fund requested by the U.S. government for fiscal year 2011, in the face of increased requests for expanded coverage by those countries, would be a major setback.




      Barry R. Bloom is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Public Health and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.

    • Editorial









































      Support for Global Health



      Barry R. Bloom



      As more nations struggle with stressed economies, aid to the developing world becomes increasingly vulnerable to governments' budgetary cuts. The industrialized world is recognizing that coordinating global development assistance is the most efficient way to maximize effectiveness and minimize duplication. Earlier this year, the United States, the largest funder of global health assistance, announced that it seeks to expand multilateral efforts to address the major health problems of developing countries. One of the triumphs of multilateral cooperation has been the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a program that has saved millions of lives in developing countries. That is why the $50 million reduction in funding for the Global Fund requested by the U.S. government for fiscal year 2011, in the face of increased requests for expanded coverage by those countries, would be a major setback.




      Barry R. Bloom is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Public Health and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.




      E-mail: barry_bloom@harvard.edu























  • Malaria Consortium works in partnership with communities, health systems, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions and local and international organisations to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services. Together, we work to secure access for groups most at risk, to prevention, care and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases.

  • From the AAAS Science Magazine - special issue for May on Tuberculosis and Malaria two of of focuses for MDG 6.

    • Landscapes of Infection



      Stella Hurtley,
      Caroline Ash,
      Leslie Roberts












      Figure 1





      CREDIT: JAMES GATHANY/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION



      [Larger version of this image]



      Infectious disease remains one of the biggest killers in developing countries. Two of them account for an enormous toll: Eleven million people live with tuberculosis (TB), and almost 250 million cases of malaria—and roughly a million deaths among children—were reported in 2008; a staggering assault on human-kind. The 33 million people who live with HIV/AIDS are frequently co-infected with TB and/or malaria, and co-infection increases the overall risk of mortality and morbidity from all three diseases. Once, we aspired to find "magic bullet" solutions to these plagues using vaccines or drugs, but we have learned that there are no cure-all or simple solutions. These pathogens have complex repertoires of genetic resources that permit them to constantly reinvent themselves and escape the pressures applied by infection-control measures. To curb these elusive targets, we, too, need a large repertoire of tools.

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