July 16th, 2009
July 10th, 2009
July 9th, 2009
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's visit to Africa this weekend "will send a powerful message to the world about their commitment to ensuring Africa's continued progress," wrote Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) in an opinion piece in http://thehill.com/op-eds/improving-maternal-health--in-developing-countries-2009-07-07.html">The Hill.
July 6th, 2009
Geneva – Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, addressed the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations today to launch the Millennium Development Goals Report 2009, and call attention to the current economic crisis' affect on the poverty reduction goals. The report states that MDG 5 is the goal towards which least progress has been made thus far, and notes that since the mid-1990s, most developing countries have experienced a major reduction of donor funding for family planning on a per woman basis. The report also calls for greater political will to reduce maternal mortality, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, where negligible progress has been made so far.