2016 UN General Assembly Week - In Focus:
Good Health and Wellbeing

Partnerships: The Key to Advancing an Interconnected SDG Agenda

By Patrick McCrummen, Johnson & Johnson

Yesterday at an event in New York, Johnson & Johnson announced a new commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — and a promise to keep women and children at the center of our policies and programs. This new commitment will not only build on past successes, but acknowledges the need for integrated, collaborative approaches to achieving the SDGs, and strong public-private partnerships for truly sustainable health solutions.
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The Lancet's Maternal Health Series

Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. The sheer scale of maternal health issues makes maternal well being and survival vital concerns. A decade after The Lancet published a Series on maternal survival, a new Series of six papers brings our knowledge of maternal health, its epidemiology, successes, and current failings together, and at a crucial time within the SDG framework to 2030. The Series concludes with a call to action setting out five key targets which need to be met to ensure the progression of broader SDGs. Read more...


Leadership Now: Youth Voices for Young Lives

“Nothing about us, without us.” If you’re in New York City this week for the United Nations General Assembly, you have probably heard this expression reverberating dozens of times within the UN Headquarters building and at numerous side events. The “us,” in this case, are the youth of today, and this expression is their call to action for the health and wellness of young lives. But what does today’s youth leadership look like in practice? Read more...


Global Leaders are Set to Put Superbugs on the World Stage

Heads of state from around the globe will gather this week to try to address a long-neglected issue that poses perhaps the biggest health threat the world faces: the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Read more...


White Ribbon Alliance: Passionate Citizens Changing Communities

Girls’ Globe bloggers have had the opportunity to meet with and speak to midwives and citizen journalists from Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe who are working with White Ribbon Alliance to strengthen the rights and health of women and children, and to change communities so that they thrive. Watch videos...



Health in the SDG Era


Health is an end point that reflects the success of multiple other #SDGs. #IntegratedDev #GlobalGoals
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