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UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
We Need More Women's Voices Influencing Our Future Global Goals
Laura N. Henderson
Director of Education Policy, Women Thrive Worldwide
Thirteen years ago, at the September 2000 United Nations Millennium Summit, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders pledged to work together over the next 15 years to cut hunger and poverty in half, achieve universal primary education, eliminate gender inequalities, and protect the environment.
Ensuring the Next Generation of Africans is HIV-Free
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and CEO, Jhpiego
Cecily Wanyaga, an HIV-positive mother and fruit vender from Evurore, Kenya, clearly understood the potential risks of having another child given her compromised health status, but thankfully, she also knew exactly what she could do to prevent the transmission of this deadly virus to her newborn.
Voices Of A Silent Majority
The problem of mental illness has long been ignored. In the fast paced and complex world we live in, the time has now come that it cannot be neglected anymore.
Quantity Too Often Outweighs Quality in Africa's Education Push
2013 New Voices Fellow, Aspen Institute
The U.N. Millennium Development Goals have a strong focus on ensuring that by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Taking Concepts to Scale: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria
Dr. Annika Sweetland
Dr. Ishiyaku M. Mohammed
At first glance, achieving these goals promptly in a country like Nigeria may seem like a pipedream. The eighth largest nation in the world, Nigeria hosts 1/5 of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa, over half of which lives on less than $1 a day.
Obama's New Plan to Fight Poverty Gets the Purpose Right
Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America
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