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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

DfID Must Address Corruption That Impacts Poor, Especially Women, Girls, U.K. Aid Watchdog Warns

The Guardian: DfID not doing enough to protect poor from corruption, says aid watchdog “The U.K.’s Department for International Development (DfID) is failing to address the petty but widespread corruption that blights the daily lives of the world’s poorest people and has a particularly corrosive impact on women and girls,…

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Conviction Of Father In Ivory Coast Child Marriage Case Seen As Step Toward Eradicating Practice

Agence France-Presse: Jail for I. Coast dad who tried to marry off 11-year-old daughter “A father in Ivory Coast was ordered to jail and fined on Wednesday after a court found him guilty for trying to arrange the forced marriage of his 11-year-old daughter. His was the first trial of…

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‘Correct Interpretation’ Of Helms Amendment Would Allow U.S. To Support Women, Girls Who Are Raped, Impregnated In Conflict

Huffington Post: Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “At the Obama administration’s six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States…

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Tanzania Should Implement Plan To Cut Child Marriage Rates

Inter Press Service: Keeping All Girls in School is One Way to Curb Child Marriage in Tanzania Agnes Odhiambo, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch covering sub-Saharan Africa “…A new HRW report, ‘No Way Out: Child Marriage and Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania,’ takes a hard look at…

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Blog Post Underscores Importance Of Addressing Maternal Morbidity In Addition To Mortality

Humanosphere: Visualizing maternal morbidity In this guest post, Amy VanderZanden, a communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), notes that while progress has been made on reducing maternal mortality, similar progress has not been realized for maternal morbidity, particularly for women in…

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Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes. Devex: For-profit health care: Eliminate, tolerate or stimulate? Marty Finnegan, a consultant focused on building and strengthening social enterprises “…Policy choices range from eliminating the involvement of the private sector in health…

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PBS NewsHour Examines Impact Of Ebola On Children In West Africa

PBS NewsHour aired a two-part report on the impact of the Ebola epidemic on children in West Africa. PBS NewsHour: Number of children orphaned by Ebola grows — Part 1 “As the number of deaths from the Ebola virus continue to climb in West Africa, so too does the number…

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Latrine Building In India May Do Little To Improve Children’s Health, Study Shows

New York Times: Latrines May Not Improve Health of Poor Children “Because of the well-known dangers of open defecation — especially for children’s health — bringing millions of latrines to the poor has long been a goal of public health experts. But now a major study in India has stunned…

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Tanzania Measles, Rubella Vaccination Campaign Aims To Reach 21M Children

The Guardian: Tanzania aims to reach 21m children in rubella vaccination campaign James Thornberry, director of Sense International “…[I]f the Ebola outbreak has taught the world anything it is perhaps that ignoring basic health care — in terms of programs and facilities — can have devastating consequences. That is why…

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First Lady Of Kenya Leading Efforts To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate

Huffington Post: Kenya Is Poised to End Maternal Deaths, Led by the First Lady Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. global AIDS coordinator “Kenya is amongst the 10 most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6,000 and 8,000 women die every year during childbirth; the current maternal mortality rate is 488…

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