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WHO Executive Board passes resolution on MDG 4 5 accountability

January 20th, 2011

Back in September during United Nations week, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) met to review the current state of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was covered on End the Neglect. Following this meeting, a resolution was put forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) that would benefit both MDG 4 and 5 reduce child mortality, and improve maternal health, respectively. The Resolution includes a strategy to address the health of women and children, along with the establishment of a related Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. The Resolution also requests that WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan to see that the Commission is effective in making progress.

Click here to read more about the Resolution.

Weekly Blog Round Up 9/20-9/24

September 24th, 2010

This week on End the Neglect

1.On Monday Anjana Padmanabhan wrote  about the DC hosted ”TedxFoggyBottom” and the discussion, The Future We Make, examining the reasons why the Millennium Development Goals are important, TedxChange:Change is Possible

2.We had multiple entries focusing on women and maternal health, Dale Hanson President of CIDRZ wrote for us, Moving Women Out of Last Place, and 2 blog entries re-posted from Women Delivers, The Clock is Ticking: Make Every Woman Count and Key Leaders at UN MDG Summit Commit to Investing in Women

3.We received wonderful blogs about the MDG summit too! Dr. Eric Legally wrote, The Millennium Development Goals: Engineering Good and Kelly Rowland is promoting MDGs this week with her video,Help Spread the Buss about the MDGs.

4.Our very own policy intern Morgan Kamanski contributed to our blog this week as well, writing about Fighting Diseases to Achieve Millennium Development Goal 6

5. Alanna Shaikh wrote about the overwhelming presence of corporations in the past week , calling it The Corporatization of Global Health

6. We have been extremely lucky to have our strategic communications and media outreach Associate, Anjana Padmanabhan, live blogging from the MDG summit in New York! Giving us an Insider Guide to UN Week She Kicked off the UN Week in t he Digital Media Lounge, wrote about Localization, Transparency, and Integration Key Themes at UN Digital Media Lounge, and about  NTDs Creeping into Conversations at the UN Week Digital Media Lounge. She also gave us a perspective on Delivering for Women and Children: Maternal/Child Health and MDGs, exposed us to Raj Shah Makes Appearance at UN Week! and she then Wrapped Up the Week for our readers!

7. We also posted some MDG related videos on our blog, Saving Lives and Achieving MDG 4 Through Soccer! and Everyone Has a Role – The Millennium Development Goals

Wrapping Up UN Week, But Not Shutting Up

September 24th, 2010

Photo Credit: Wayan Vota

Its been an interesting week here in New York during UN Week. While the pace and spread of information has been frenzied, we cant deny that the use of social media has opened up the conversation about international development, global health, and philanthropy to a much larger audience of caring, concerned citizens all across the globe.  The words social good have certainly entered into my rhetoric after this week. (follow @socialgood on Twitter).

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USAID Admin Raj Shah Makes an Appearance at UN Week Digital Media Lounge!

September 23rd, 2010

Its day 3 here at the UN Week Digital Media Lounge, and we got a nice surprise this morning. USAID Administrator Dr. Raj Shah stopped by for a quick discussion moderated by Sen. Tim Wirth, President, UN Foundation.

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Delivering for Women and Children:Maternal/Child Health and MDGs

September 22nd, 2010

Its been another whirlwind day here at the UN Week Digital Media Lounge.

The theme for today was definitely all about Women and Children.

This new Girl Effect video is the best way to start off this blog post:

I watched a live stream of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon from the UN Week Digital Media Lounge unveiling a $40 billion pledge from foundations, non-profits, governments and businesses that will go towards the MDG goals of improving the health of women and children.

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Localization, Transparency, and Integration Key Themes at UN Digital Media Lounge

September 21st, 2010

Oxfam and partners, WaterAid and the ONE Campaign, put on morning sessions at Mashable and the UN Foundations Digital Media Lounge, outside the UN MDG Summit. Photo Credit: Oxfam International

Its been several hours since I posted my last blog entry. What have I been doing you ask?

Watching. Tweeting. Talking. Thinking.

But mostly listening.

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Kicking off the UN Week Digital Media Lounge

September 21st, 2010

Im writing this as I sit in the 92Y theater in New York City waiting for singer Craig David to take the stage to talk about his role as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis. Im at the UN Week Digital Media Lounge, hosted by Mashable and the UN Foundation. This casual forum gives bloggers and social media enthusiasts like me a chance to gain access to the high-level discussions happening at the United Nations headquarters this week.

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