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After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

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Hair Salon-Based Contraceptive Educational Program To Expand From Guinea’s Rural Areas To Cities

The Guardian: Conakry hairdressers dispense cut-and-dried contraceptive advice to women “…Five salons across Conakry have been dispensing family planning advice since 2012, and they have been so successful that the project — the brainchild of Jhpiego, a health organization associated with Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. — is about…

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Investing In Adolescent Women’s Contraceptive Needs ‘Must Be At The Heart Of Global Health And Development Strategies’

Devex: Addressing contraceptive needs of adolescent women in developing regions Ann Starrs, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute “…[M]any young women who want to avoid pregnancy are not receiving the services they need to protect their health and delay childbearing. This is especially true in the poorest countries and…

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Collaboration Among Public, Private, Non-Profit Partners Vital To Achieving SDGs

Inter Press Service: Kenya’s Health Sector Challenges Present the Ideal Setting for Creating Shared Value Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Amit Thakker, chair of the Kenya Healthcare Federation “…There has never been a better time for partnerships that harness the power of business to drive prosperity by tackling…

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Group Of Young Midwives From 31 Countries Publishes Declaration Of Commitment, Global Call For Action

The Lancet Global Health Blog: Young midwife leaders speak: a declaration of commitment and global call for action “We are 32 midwives from 31 countries around the world who attended the Women Deliver 2016 meeting. … This declaration of commitment and global call for action was borne out of a…

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Blog Post Examines Challenges Of Keeping Breastfeeding On Global Agenda

PLOS Blogs’ “Translational Global Health”: World Breastfeeding Week: Conflicts of interest in infant and young child feeding “In the aftermath of World Breastfeeding Week, leading academics in infant nutrition from the Australian National University, Julie Smith, Libby Salmon, and Phillip Baker, examine the challenges that remain in keeping breastfeeding on…

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Zika Possibly Linked To Birth Disorders Other Than Microcephaly, Small Study Suggests

The Guardian: Zika virus could be linked with ‘whole spectrum’ of disorders “A study by scientists in Brazil that suggests a possible link between the Zika virus and rare, but severe, joint deformities in babies has led experts to warn that the virus could be linked to a host of…

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Lack Of WASH Access, High Number Of Stunted Children Highlight India’s Inequality, Poverty

The Guardian: India’s poor sanitation is damaging millions of children. There’s no excuse Rose George, author “…[T]here is too much about modern India that is not fair. Modern India has a massive middle class …, economic growth that makes market economists salivate, and the third largest number of billionaires. It…

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At Least 40 People Dead In Remote Myanmar Measles Outbreak

New York Times: Myanmar Measles Outbreak Kills 40 in Remote Villages “At least 40 people, nearly all of them children, have died from an outbreak of measles in a remote, impoverished region of Myanmar where there is little available health care, officials said on Saturday. More than 200 people have…

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Nurses, Health NGOs Work To Educate Teen Girls About Contraception, Pregnancy In Sierra Leone

Broadly: The Women Battling the Post-Ebola Teen Pregnancy Epidemic “…August 8 marks two years since the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency. These days, [Nurse Aminata] Fullah and other nurses are on the frontlines of another health crisis: teenage pregnancy. … Teenage…

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