News tagged with millennium development goals

Falling short of the mark on maternal health in Pakistan

The clock is ticking on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals as the 2015 deadline approaches. For University of Alberta researcher Zubia Mumtaz, that raises a lot of questions about her area of research—matern ...

Jan 31, 2014
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Fighting disease on a global scale

The idea that the wave of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer breaking over the world is largely the result of wealth and inactivity is not only wrong, it's counterproductive, says a Harvard research fellow who recently founded ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Microneedle vaccine patch for pregnant women

Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating the benefits of a microneedle patch that will enable minimally trained personnel to deliver influenza and tetanus ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach', UN says

Despite economic crises and dwindling aid, the UN said Monday huge progress had been made towards meeting the so-called Millennium Development Goals, including its bid to slash world hunger in half between 1990 and 2015.

Jul 01, 2013
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UN seeks to end toilet 'taboo'

The United Nations launched a campaign Friday to lift a deadly taboo on talking about toilets and to turn the world into an "open defecation-free zone."

Mar 22, 2013
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