US Backs UN Measure for Universal Health Coverage


The UN has drafted a resolution that calls for universal health coverage, and unsurprisingly, the Obama Administration has backed it wholeheartedly.

There are a host of problems attendant with this action by the U.S. One problem is that according to the UN, member states, civil society and international organizations not only are called upon to support universal health coverage, but to implement the Millenium Development Goals.

What are those goals? They are:
1.Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2.Achieve universal primary education
3.Promote gender equality and empower women
4.Reduce child mortality
5.Improve maternal health
6.Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7.Ensure environmental sustainability
8.Develop a global partnership for development

It will be amusing to watch how Islamic countries deal with #3.



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