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Proper Handwashing Essential To Maternal, Child Health, Infection Prevention

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Let 5-year-old Sherry tell you how handwashing with soap saves lives Myriam Sidibe, social mission director for Africa at Unilever, and Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya “…Access to good hygiene, including handwashing with soap, is an important indicator in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).…

Emphasis On Equity, Health Care Access Critical To Ending Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

Huffington Post: Reaching the Unreached: How an Emphasis on Equity Can Help End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…Equity is at the heart of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s 2016 Acting on the…

Global Community Must Ensure Access To Health Care For Refugees, Displaced People

Huffington Post: The right to health for everyone, no matter where people live or travel Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for family, women’s and children’s health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[W]hat can be done to empower women, children, and adolescents…

Transgender People Face Challenges In Accessing Quality Care, Lancet Series Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Transgender people face challenges for adequate health care: study “Millions of transgender people around the world face major challenges in getting adequate medical care despite multiple health issues, from depression to high rates of HIV, researchers say. The community remains marginalized, and laws and policies denying them…

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