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World Leaders To Convene To End Sexual Violence At Global Summit

News outlets report on this week’s upcoming Global Summit to End Sexual Violence In Conflict, which will take place in London from June 10-13. The Guardian: Rape summit in London sparks charge of ‘hypocrisy’ “The [U.K.] government has been accused of hypocrisy for hosting this week’s Global Summit to End…

G7 Leaders Reach Consensus On Global Development Priorities

Devex: G7 leaders ‘keep the ball rolling’ on global development “Leaders of seven of the world’s major industrialized nations — France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada — gathered on Wednesday and Thursday for a two-day G7 summit, hosted for the first time by the European…

Conference Outlines Ways To Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

Huffington Post: How to Save Women and Children Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Canada “…The organizers and participants of last week’s conference [in Canada titled ‘Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach’] are to be commended for seeking concrete steps to improve maternal, newborn,…

International Midwifery Meeting Ends In Prague

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Prague hosts int’l midwives conference “Prague hosted some 3,500 delegates attending the 30th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, the largest event of its kind, during June 1-5…” (6/6).

U.S. Must Continue Leadership To Strengthen Global Health Workforce

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: U.S. leadership for the health workforce we need post-2015 Mandy Folse, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, writes, “As the Millennium Development Goals reach their target date next year, the U.S., along with country governments and other development partners, must continue to strengthen these programmatic…

U.N., World Bank Leaders Urge World To Invest In MCH At Summit

News outlets report on the final day of the Saving Every Mother Every Child summit, held last week in Canada. Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Maternal Health Summit: Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary General, Urges Canada To Boost Foreign Aid “The secretary general of the United Nations is calling on Canada to…

Critics Express Frustration Over Canadian PM’s MCH Initiatives

News outlets report on criticism expressed over Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s maternal and child health initiatives, as the country prepares to host the Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Harper’s Maternal Health Pledge For Poor Countries Polarizes At Home “One polarizing question will hover over…

Empowering Community HCWs Can Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality

Huffington Post: Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System Marion Roche, technical adviser at the Micronutrient Initiative “…[Community] health workers play a critical role in their communities and yet there is a shortage of skilled and supported health workers. … There are many complicated problems…

Global Community Must Consider NTDs In MCH Initiatives

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Why NTDs Matter to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Noting the Saving Every Mother Every Child summit, NTD Special Envoy Mirta Roses Periago writes, “The Global Network is calling on the Canadian government, NGOs, research organizations and the private sector to…

Canada Keeps Focus On Maternal, Child Health

The Globe and Mail features two stories discussing Canadian efforts to improve maternal and child health, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. Globe and Mail: Canada keeps its funding promises for world maternal and child health “…Ottawa is on track to spend some $2.85 billion [US$2.6 billion]…