New U.N. goals lack focus, global health experts warn

(This June 24 story corrects source’s name to Christopher Murray in paragraph 8.) By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shrinking aid dollars threaten the major advances made over the past decade in fighting disease and preventable deaths, a task that will grow even more difficult under new United Nations’ development goals, experts in global health said. Child mortality has plunged since the U.N. set a development goal of reducing under-five deaths worldwide by two-thirds, and the spread of HIV/AIDS infections have fallen 44 percent in the last decade.
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