Global Health Milestones of 2012

January 4, 2013
by Crickett Nicovich, Senior Policy Associate

2013 is here and 2012 is fading quickly in the review mirror. But man, what a year! In 2012 RESULTS activists had a hand in some of the biggest global health moments.

To showcase some of the successes of the year, our partners at Population Services International (PSI) put together a list of the “Top 10 Global Health Milestones of 2012” for their Impact magazine. Some milestones were achieved through decades of child survival advocacy, such as halving the child mortality rate and the US committing to ending preventable child deaths globally within a generation. For another milestone, the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington, DC, RESULTS advocates were instrumental in amplifying the message calling for the end of AIDS to members of Congress and the media.

Check out the Top 10 List and the remarks by some of the global health leaders that shepherded the work below. With 2012 under your belt, what do you hope to achieve in 2013 with your anti-poverty work? What do you think will be the biggest global health milestones in 2013?


PSI’s Top 10 Global Health Milestones of 2012

#1 London Summit on Family Planning Ignites $2.6 billion in Commitments
– Dr. Gary Darmstadt, Director of Family Health and Dr. Chris Elias, President of Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
–Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary, UKAID

#2 India Celebrates 1 Year Free of Polio
–Dr. Robert S. Scott, International PolioPlus Committee Chair, and Deepak Kapur, National PolioPlus Committee Chair, India, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

#3 Global Leaders Convene Child Survival Call to Action
—Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID

#4 Child Mortality Declines Globally
—Dr. Nick Alipui, Director, Program Division, UNICEF

 #5 AIDS 2012 Focuses on an “AIDS-Free Generation”
—Eric Goosby, US Global AIDS Coordinator

#6 Public-Private Partnerships Thrive
—Geralyn Ritter, Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Merck

#7 Gates Foundation Calls for Reinventing the Toilet
—Doulaye Kone, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

#8 Nutrition Movement Gets Its Turn
—Anne Peniston, Nutrition Chief, USAID

#9 Spotlight on Girls’ Health Shifts Awareness to Action
—Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit

#10 GAVI Adds HPV to Vaccine Portfolio
—Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO GAVI Alliance

Top 10 List by Marshall Stowell, Editor-in-Chief, Impact Magazine 

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