Global Health Pledge

It’s World Health Day today. Year after year, the day serves to draw attention to pressing global health matters. With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) soon to expire and discussions on a post-2015 framework underway, this year’s World Health Day comes at a time that might well mark a turning point for global health. At […]

CSOs contribution to universal health coverage into the Post-2015 agenda

Central to the post-2015 development agenda discussions is the goal of achieving universal health coverage as a quest for better health care, a demand for equity and a promise to eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 through sustainable development. Universal health coverage is not a new phenomenon, many countries including Japan and the United Kingdom had achieved […]

IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report launch

“Central to post-2015 development agenda discussions is the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Though ambitious and laudable, this goal is not enough. With one in eight people suffering from hunger today, and nearly 2 billion affected by hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiencies), IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report suggests that it is equally important to eliminate […]

AIDS Today: The Facts, Figures, and Trajectory of a Global Illness

AIDS TODAY: The facts, figures, and trajectory of a global illness. Over much of the last 30 years AIDS contraction has accelerated. But it’s finally stabilized. CURRENT HOTSPOTS: North America:  1.1 million living with HIV/AIDS (.6% of adult population) 65,000 new infections yearly 20,000 AIDS related deaths yearly South America: 2 million living with HIV/AIDS […]

Pakistan’s 2013 MDG Report: A reality check

Last month, the Planning Commission and the United Nations Development Project jointly released Pakistan’s Millennium Development Goals Report. The comprehensive report, fifth in its series was aimed at assessing Pakistan’s progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, documenting successes and challenges towards achieving these goals, galvanize for a final push and finally to help frame […]

Heartfile Health Financing story of Anayat

According to the UNFPA, every day 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth in developing countries.  There are in effect 20,000 dire untold stories of gender inequity, malnutrition, survival and even abuse. Anayat’s is one such story of survival, selflessness and cultural pressure. It is the story of needless suffering of a woman, […]

Lives on the Line: An Agenda for Ending Preventable Deaths

The launch of Annual EVERY ONE Campaign report “Lives on the Line” on 23rd October, 2013; is meant to invigorate the MDGs commitment and advocate for a final global impetus towards the unfinished business. Save the Children started its most endeavoring global campaign, EVERY ONE in 2009, to contribute towards  the concerted efforts being done […]