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A major lesson from the MDGs is that setting numerical targets is not enough. Even though the world has achieved stunning progress and many countries have made impressive gains, when we look closely, stark differences and inequities appear between and within countries.
By continuing to invest in these and other proven interventions -- especially those aimed at saving newborns during their vulnerable first month -- we can use the next 15 years to cut the child-mortality rate by half again. But let's face it: What we really want for children -- for our own children, for anyone's children -- is not simply to survive, but to thrive.
While our efforts in the health sector clearly meet the bar of "what's working," we cannot shy away from the most difficult challenges. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa demonstrated how weak health systems, and a lack of community health workers, can devastate economies and place the whole world at risk. We were all grotesquely unprepared and disorganized, and cannot allow this to happen again.
Still, 6.3 million children continue to die each year in their first year of life. That's nearly 17,000 each and every day. Most of these deaths can easily be prevented.
Put simply, the 2030 Agenda is a win for women and girls. Now, we need real action to turn its promise into a reality.
The good news is that we're uniquely poised to achieve dramatic progress toward many of the ambitious targets of SDG3. Right now, we have a once-in-human-history opportunity to achieve what we are calling a "grand convergence" in global health.
First, this is about healthy lives "for all." Not just citizens and not just those with official documents, but everyone, including the thousands of migrants fleeing conflicts or those, like many Roma in Eastern Europe, who officially do not exist.
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The most recent data in the U.S. shows that for every 1,000 babies born, six die during their first year. While that seems like a low number, the U.S. ranks 50th in the world in infant mortality. Compared to other developed nations, we fall behind many including most European countries.
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The following are three signs that you may have developed an unhealthy relationship with exercise.
So if you have slipped into some lazy summer habits or let yourself off the hook day after day, whatever the reason, you still can recover momentum after a break.
I recently spoke with multiple former PMs who needed to take year-long sabbaticals to get themselves back on track. They were tired. Their anxiety was running high. They could not seem to get any of their goals accomplished. They were in a funk. Sound familiar?
Part of love is service. It feels good to help out, and what that does for your spirit can often make up for a deficiency of physical energy. But (for me, at least) those delicious feelings dry up under the harshness of overextending out of obligation.
The average workweek is even longer today. A recent Gallup poll tells us we now work 47 hours a week on average. That is a significant portion of our week spent doing a job we either love or hate. One way or another, our work has an effect on every other area of our life.