Equity in Health

Last week I spent 4 rewarding days in Baltimore at the CORE Group spring meeting. CORE is a collective of 50+ member organizations and partners committed to improving maternal child health throughout the world. The mission of CORE is “to generate collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved […]



MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality

The 4th Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is to reduce by two-thirds the under-five mortality rate.  Progress towards reducing child mortality has improved substantially over the last 20 years.  In September 2009, a New York Times article reported that the number of children dying before their fifth birthday had dropped below nine million per year for […]



MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

The 3rd Millennium Development Goal recognizes that augmenting the knowledge, skills and productive capacity of women leads to a healthier developed society.  It is hoped that gender disparity will be eliminated in primary and secondary education in all levels of education no later than 2015.  If this can be accomplished then it should follow that: […]