United Nations News Centre – Ban tasks UN malaria envoy with boosting funds for health-related development goals

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tasked Ray Chambers, who has served as his Special Envoy for Malaria since 2008, with promoting and securing greater investment to achieve the health-related targets within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Agreed to by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, the MDGs set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’

In his expanded role, Mr Chambers will help increase funding from the public and private sectors to achieve the goals to reduce child and maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis and other diseases by 2015, the internationally agreed deadline for reaching the MDGs.

via United Nations News Centre – Ban tasks UN malaria envoy with boosting funds for health-related development goals.

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