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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Men Must Be Involved In Women’s Maternal, Reproductive Health Care

Huffington Post: How Can Men Help Stop The Spread of HIV to Infants and Children? Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, and Brian Ssennoga, a former Global Health Corps fellow Bush interviews Ssennoga about his work as a GHC fellow in Uganda, focusing on the importance of…

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Innovative Financing Puts Oil Revenues Toward Child Nutrition In Congo

Reuters: Interview: U.N. entrepreneur taps African oil for child health “Republic of Congo has become the first country to agree to divert part of its oil revenues towards childhood nutrition, a victory for ‘innovative financing’ to help the world’s poorest, [UNITAID] creator Philippe Douste-Blazy said in an interview…” (Miles, 9/19).

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Investments In Reproductive Health Will Save Lives

The following opinion pieces discuss the importance of investments in reproductive health. Wall Street Journal: How Investing in Reproductive Health Could Pay Off Pamela Barnes, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “Every day, 800 women and girls around the world die of pregnancy and childbirth complications. … Access to…

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The Lancet Publishes Series On Midwifery

The Lancet: The power of midwifery Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, and Olaya Astudillo, assistant editor at The Lancet “Midwifery is commonly misunderstood. The Series of four papers and five Comments we publish today sets out to correct that misunderstanding. … As governments slowly come to an agreement about…

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Save The Children Commends U.S. Senators For Introduction Of Maternal, Child Health Bill

Save the Children: Save the Children Action Network Applauds U.S. Senators Coons, Graham and Cardin for the Introduction of the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act of 2014 “Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Trial Examines Method To Improve Maternal, Newborn Care

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Saving lives in childbirth: do we have a game changer? Mariam Claeson, director of the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Atul Gawande, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher; and Aparajita Ramakrishnan, deputy director of the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maternal Health To Be Focus At UNGA Meeting; Shortage Of HCWs Disproportionately Affects Women

News outlets report on international efforts to improve maternal health. The Guardian: U.N. chiefs urged to give up seats for civil society groups at maternal health talks “A global network of maternal health advocates are calling on the heads of U.N. agencies to give up their seats to civil society…

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During Travel To India, Bill And Melinda Gates Discuss Global Health Efforts

News outlets report on Bill and Melinda Gates’s visit this week to India. Hindustan Times: Bill Gates shares Modi vision of affordable toilets “Having stepped down as chairman and then turning to a ‘technology adviser’ for Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella, he now spends his time trying to save people…

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Drug Mix-Up Caused Deaths Of Syrian Children; Opposition Coalition To Issue Final Report

News outlets report on the vaccine mix-up in Syria that led to the death of at least 15 young children. Forbes: Vaccine Mix-Up In Syria Not Uncommon In U.S., Canada “…A preliminary investigation by the National Coalition revealed that instead of the measles vaccine, the infants received atracurium, a neuromuscular…

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Study Shows 40% Of Pregnancies Worldwide Are Unintended

Guttmacher Institute: New Study Finds That 40% Of Pregnancies Worldwide Are Unintended “Of the 213 million pregnancies that occurred worldwide in 2012, 40 percent — about 85 million — were unintended, about the same proportion as in 2008, when 42 percent of all pregnancies globally were unintended. The new study,…

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