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Better Records, Quality Of Care Could Improve Newborn Health

Media outlets continue to report on The Lancet’s maternal and newborn health series. New York Times: Lancet Study Calls for Action to Prevent Millions of Newborn Deaths “…Around the world, nearly three million newborns die each year and an additional 2.6 million are stillborn. The Lancet report finds that progress…

Canadian Government Makes Announcements On Maternal, Child Health Ahead Of Summit

Canadian Press/GlobalPost: Canada focused on maternal, child health ahead of summit in Toronto “A week before an international conference on maternal and child health care opens in Toronto, the Harper government is rolling out announcements on what it sees as its signature issue on the world stage…” (5/21).

AIDS 2014 Melbourne Declaration Released

VOA News: Melbourne Declaration Released “The world’s largest gathering on HIV/AIDS will be held in July in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the 20th International AIDS Conference — also known as AIDS 2014 — is Nobody Left Behind. Organizers have issued the Melbourne Declaration … [which] affirms that ‘non-discrimination is…

U.N. Women Launches Campaign For Gender Equality

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Women launches year-long campaign to build world where gender equality is reality “The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing…”…

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]…

Canada Leading Efforts To Lower Preventable Deaths Among Women, Children

Opinion pieces address Canada’s work to prevent maternal and child deaths, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. National Post: Saving women and children in Tanzania, and around the world Laurie Hawn, member of parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Hermengild Mayunga, a senior consultant for the Tanzania Parliamentary…

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…