If you follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) you know there are a variety of global datasets that sometimes are in concert with one another and other times contradict one another. It is important to know the critical datasets to zero in on in order to analyze the progress of the MDGs.
The Guardian published Millennium development goals – the key datasets you need to know today that will help development experts, the media, and those interested in the progress of poverty eradication and its effects.
If you’re interested in following the key data be sure to check out the article above. Also, they have provided data that you can mash up and share as well.
Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Takes Off in Darfur
A child receives a meningitis vaccination at the Al Neem Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in El Daein, East Darfur, Sudan.
A major vaccination campaign against meningitis A, organized by the Government of Sudan and the World Health Organization (WHO), debuted earlier this month and targets 16.9 million children and adults across Darfur. The vaccine protects young adults and children as young as one, conferring immunity that could last a decade. WHO estimates that their efforts could reduce cases of meningitis A between 80 and 85% and save nearly 150,000 young lives by 2015.