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Training, Supporting Midwives, Non-Physician Clinicians Critical To Improving Maternal, Child Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Better Training and Support for Midwives Is Saving Women’s Lives Reporting from the 2015 Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City, Sandeep Bathala, senior program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal…

Melinda Gates Highlights Mexico’s Progress In Improving Maternal, Child Health In Piece Featured Before Opening Of Global Conference

Crowd 360: Progress within a Generation In an opinion piece originally published in Spanish in Mexico’s El Universal newspaper, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the importance of investing in the health of women and children, highlighting the Mesoamerica Health Initiative, which “was created to reduce…

More Women Researchers Needed To Achieve Food Security, Speakers At Borlaug Dialogue Say

BBC News: More women researchers needed ‘to deliver food security’ “…[At the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa this weekend], Chelsea Clinton, told delegates that women were a ‘crucial, vital, and necessary’ part of delivering global food security. Data show that progress has been made in recent years, but there is…

Matching Local Needs For Contraceptives, Training Health Workers Can Broaden Reach Of Family Planning, Research Shows

SciDev.Net: Fit contraception to local needs, health workers urged “…Research presented at the [Wilson Center event last week], which was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), showed that training health workers to advise on family planning and offering contraception that matches local needs broadens the reach…

World Needs Coherent Approach To Recognizing, Responding To Disease Epidemics

Foreign Policy: Can the Global Public Health System Learn From Its Ebola Mistakes? Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…A summit should be convened, ideally by a respected third party outside of the U.N., allowing all of the panels and commissions to compare…

CSIS Piece Offers 3 Recommendations On How Global Fund Can Address Various Challenges

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Provoking Dialogue: Three Big Ideas for the Global Fund As the board of directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria prepares to approve a framework for the organization’s next multi-year strategy at a November meeting, Todd Summers, senior adviser to…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports From IDWeek Conference

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is reporting from IDWeek in San Diego, California, this week, providing coverage of sessions on HIV, tuberculosis, Ebola, and other issues. Science Speaks: IDWeek 2015: Physicians, researchers describe obstacles to tuberculosis control in resource limited countries Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for…

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