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Nigeria, UNICEF Launch First National Child Health Week

UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman, who visited Nigeria to launch the country’s first ever National Child Health Week, said an unacceptably high number of children in the country are dying from preventable diseases, and she called on Nigerian government officials to provide integrated healthcare, Xinhua reports.

Opinion: An ‘Integrated Approach’ To U.S. Global Health Aid; G8 Agriculture Investment

Global Health Aid Should Take An ‘Integrated Approach’ “As the health care reform debate unfolds domestically, we face an opportune moment to recalculate for the better how we maximize the success of our efforts abroad to strengthen global health,” Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority leader and current member of the…

Opinions: Maternal Mortality; Health System Strengthening

Columnist Sees ‘Dawn Of A Global Movement Against Maternal Mortality’ Columnist Nicholas Kristof examines maternal health in developing countries in his latest New York Times opinion piece. Kristof describes a Pakistani woman’s birth experience to illustrate the sort of “dramas” that “play out constantly in poor countries” where one “woman dies a minute…

New York Times Profiles Afghani Maternal Health Advocate

The New York Times profiles Pashtoon Azfar, the director of Afghanistan’s Institute of Health Sciences, who works for a nonprofit group from Johns Hopkins University that focuses on women and children’s health, and “also manages to serve as president of the Afghan Midwives Association.”