Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Harnessing the power of data for gender equality: Introducing the 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index

The 2019 SDG Gender Index finds that, across the 129 countries studied, no country has fully achieved the promise of gender equality envisioned in the ambitious 2030 Agenda. The global average score of 65.7 out of 100 is “poor”; barely a “passing grade”. This means that nearly 40% of the world’s girls and women – 1.4 billion – live in countries that are failing on gender equality, and another 1.4 billion live in countries that “barely pass”.
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The 1st Africa Social & Behaviour Change Conference - Disruptive SBC strategies for the future of Africa

Venue
Nairobi, Kenya

The Africa Social & Behaviour Change (ASBC) Conference, the first of its kind, seeks to establish a platform that brings together practitioners and stakeholders to showcase theory, effective mechanisms, methodologies, and learnings within the African context. One outcome of the ASBC conference will be a road map of solutions and a shared value proposition to promote a thriving African society.

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Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Yes
Author
J.D. Keenan, R.L. Bailey, S.K. West, A.M. Arzika, J. Hart, J. Weaver, K. Kalua, Z. Mrango, K.J. Ray, C. Cook, E. Lebas, K.S. O’Brien, P.M. Emerson, T.C. Porco, and T.M. Lietman

This study hypothesized that mass distribution of a broad-spectrum antibiotic agent to preschool children would reduce mortality in areas of sub-Saharan Africa that are currently far from meeting the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

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Sustainable survival for adolescents living with HIV: do SDG‐aligned provisions reduce potential mortality risk?

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Yes
Author
Lucie Cluver, Marija Pantelic, Mark Orkin, Elona Toska, Sally Medley, Lorraine Sherr

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a groundbreaking global development agenda to protect the most vulnerable. Adolescents living with HIV in Sub‐Saharan Africa continue to experience extreme health vulnerabilities, but we know little about the impacts of SDG‐aligned provisions on their health. This study tests associations of provisions aligned with five SDGs with potential mortality risks. 

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2017 WORLD AIDS DAY

Venue
Global

My health, my right

The right to health is the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, as enshrined in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This includes the right of everyone, including people living with and affected by HIV, to the prevention and treatment of ill health, to make decisions about one’s own health and to be treated with respect and dignity and without discrimination.

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Acting on the Call Summit 2017

Venue
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Theme: Overcoming Critical Barriers to Maternal and Child Survival

Hosted by the governments of Ethiopia and India, the 2017 Acting on the Call conference is a meeting of Ministers and high level policy makers from both the public and private sectors from 24 countries. The organization of this conference has been supported by many partner organizations such as USAID, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NGOs as well as private sector actors. This conference is designed to:

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GVADATA - The Geneva Data Book and online Geneva Data Portal

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Yes
Author
International Geneva

Across all international organizations, data is hard to find, rarely coordinated, search tools are limited in their range, and resources are often focused on single issues. Users have not had a platform from which to browse the full repository of data that exists. The aim of GVADATA is to radically transform this.

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ICASA 2017: 19th International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa

Venue
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The conference theme “Africa: Ending AIDS-delivering differently” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post SDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science-based evidence.

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