Children in Bangladesh whose mothers died “had about a 24 percent chance of making it to age 10,” while children with mothers had an 89 percent chance of surviving, according to a Lancet study published on Friday, the Associated Press reports.
Blog: Shah Describes Obama Administration’s Approach To Foreign Aid Reporting on a recent international development forum, “Obama’s Foreign Aid Reform” blog notes USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s remarks on how the Obama administration “is doing things differently.”Â According to the blog, “The first is on doing a ‘better job of being evidence-based’…
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Draft Policy In Uganda Recommends HIV-Positive Children Know Their Status As Early As Age 10 “A Ugandan draft policy recommending that HIV-positive children be informed of their status by the age of 10 has drawn mixed reactions from health workers,” IRIN PlusNewsÂ reports. The goal of the policy is to “improve…
U.S. Should Curb Active Recruitment Of Health Professionals From Developing Countries In a Seattle Times opinion piece Amy Hagopian of the University of Washington,Â Eric Williams of Physicians for Human RightsÂ and Emily deRiel of the Health Alliance International reflect on the recent adoption of a resolution “to prevent health-worker brain drain…
BMJ News examines details of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel agreed upon last Friday by WHO Member States during the World Health Assembly (WHA) that “discourages countries from actively recruiting from poor nations facing critical staff shortages.”
Global Scientific Research Organizations Release Recommendations For How G8 Should Improve Maternal, Child Health
The Royal Society of Canada, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and other scientific research organizations from around the world released a statement (.pdf) on Tuesday with recommendations for G8 countries on how to improve the health of women and children worlwide, the Toronto Star reports.
During her opening address to the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan called for increased global efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Pana/Afrique en ligne reports. Chan also set-up several global health challenges to be addressed during the five-day meeting, according to the news service.
Opinions: Abortion In Canada’s G8 Initiative; Security Of Afghan Women; U.S. Global Development Strategy; Mother’s Day; U.S. Food Security Initiative; Polio Eradication
Abortions Are ‘One Small Chunk Of Bigger Puzzle’ For Improving Maternal, Child Health National Post columnist Jonathan Kay examines the ongoing debate over whether Canada’s G8 child and maternal health initiative should include abortions, which according to a 2006 Oxford University Press-World Bank report, are “one small chunk of a…
In an article examining elections in Haiti and their impact on the country’s recovery from the January 12 earthquake, the Miami Herald writes that Canada, the U.S., the Organization of American States, the U.N. and other partners have “dispatched top lieutenants [to Port-au-Prince] for a Monday meeting” with President Rene Preval to discuss elections.
G8 development ministers “agreed to a set of guiding principles [for Canada's G8 maternal and child health initiative] that leaves flexibility for countries to ‘build their basket of initiatives,'” Bev Oda, the Canadian minister for international cooperation, said at a closing news conference on Wednesday, the Toronto Star reports.