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Gates Foundation To Increase Nutrition Investments To Boost Other Development Sectors

Devex: Gates Foundation ‘more than doubling down’ on nutrition “Speaking Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair Melinda Gates said her foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will be ‘more than doubling down’ on nutrition investments in the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in…

Child Marriage Sanctions Sexual Violence, Must Be Ended, A.U. Goodwill Ambassador Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child marriage a form of slavery: African Union goodwill ambassador “Child marriage should be seen as a form of modern slavery and is tantamount to sanctioning child rape, the African Union’s goodwill ambassador said at a conference on ending the practice. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda said child marriage inflicted…

About 20% Of South Sudanese Refugee Children Malnourished, Relief Workers Say

VOA News: Malnutrition Remains Serious Problem for South Sudanese Refugees “…For many … children at the Rhino Refugee Settlement in Uganda’s Arua district, malnourishment remains a serious problem. The camp holds about 90,000 refugees. Relief workers like Joseph Mbabazi, say about 20 percent of the children are malnourished…” (Roosblad, 5/20).

Ending Obstetric Fistula In Uganda Can Help ‘Restore Women’s Dignity’

Huffington Post: Whole Again: Obstetric Fistula in Rural Uganda Orrin Tiberi, Global Health Corps fellow at Uganda Village Project “On May 23, Uganda will join the world in celebrating the third International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, which arose from the Campaign to End Fistula initiated in 2003 by the…

MCH Strategies Helping To End Preventable Maternal, Newborn Deaths

Global Health NOW: Delivering for Mothers and Newborns: Ending Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths Kathleen Hill, Maternal Health Team lead in the Maternal Child Survival Program of Jhpiego, and Neena Khadka, Newborn Team lead in the Maternal Child Survival Program at Save the Children, discuss “two reports — The WHO…

TB Needs To Be Addressed In North Korea, U.N. Report Says

UPI: United Nations: 2,500 North Koreans die annually from tuberculosis “The U.N. said 2,500 North Koreans die annually from tuberculosis and the health crisis urgently needs to be addressed in the isolated country. In its ‘DPRK Humanitarian Needs and Priorities 2015 Report,’ the international body said tuberculosis is posing enormous…

Women From Philippines, CAR Share Motherhood Stories

Huffington Post: Stories of Motherhood from Central Africa to South East Asia Maria Cristina H. Oñate, project coordinator at Save the Children “…Maria Christina H. Oñate is from Metro Manila, Philippines. Holding the 105th spot out of 179 nations [in Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report], the…

Ending Disparity In Vaccine Coverage Will Save More Lives

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: We Must End Global Disparities for Mothers and Children Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the Board of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, discusses the importance of ending disparities in vaccine coverage and writes, “Gavi is now embarking on a goal to increase to 50 percent…

Leaders Meet At U.N. To Discuss MCH Ahead Of September’s SDG Summit

Inter Press Service: Saving a Generation, Within a Generation “Leaders from over 30 countries [came] together for a two-day retreat May 14 and 15 at U.N. headquarters to reinforce their commitments to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents around the world. Government delegates, CEOs, civil society leaders, private…