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India’s Government Working To Improve Newborn Survival

“Before you finish reading this, another baby in India will be born who does not live to see tomorrow,” Rajiv Tandon, a senior adviser for maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition at Save the Children India, writes in a Thomas Reuters Foundation opinion piece. “In fact, India today accounts for…

Women Play Key Role In Defeating Polio, Other Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

In an opinion piece in The Atlantic, Haider Javed Warraich, a resident in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an author, discusses the challenges posed by people who do not believe in vaccination, from the views of actor Jenny McCarthy in the U.S. to the…

Security Adviser Rice Calls For More Partnerships To Address Infant, Maternal Mortality Challenges

“U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice called for more ‘eureka moments’ and ‘unorthodox partnerships’ on Wednesday, as she addressed scientists working on decreasing infant and maternal mortality in poor countries” at a USAID event to announce the award finalists for the agency’s “Saving Lives at Birth” initiative,” Agence France-Presse reports…

UNICEF Launches New Initiative To Address Violence Against Children

“Violence against children often goes unseen, unheard and unreported, [UNICEF] said [Wednesday], launching a new initiative urging the international community to speak out more forcefully against the scourge, which leaves millions of girls and boys physically and emotionally scarred every year,” the U.N. News Centre reports. The End Violence Against…

Evidence Growing That Lack Of Sanitation Leads To Child Undernutrition

“Soap and clean water for effective handwashing can help boost a young child’s growth, according to the first large-scale scientific review to link hygiene to height — one measure of child nutrition,” IRIN reports. The study — a review of “14 studies conducted in low- and middle-income countries that provided…

August 2013 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The August issue of the WHO Bulletin features an editorial on universal health coverage and universal access, a public health news roundup, a systematic review of interventions for common perinatal mental disorders in women in low- and middle-income countries, and a policy paper on health financing for universal coverage and…