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Development Community Beginning To View Child Marriage As Health Issue

“The development community is starting to pay closer attention to the problem of child marriages. Long considered an issue of human rights, the conversation about child marriage is shifting to that of health and education. Girls married too young are denied the educational opportunities of their peers and are put…

CSIS Event Examined Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Senior Associate Janet Fleischman and Alisha Kramer, program coordinator at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, write in the center’s Smart Global Health blog about an event held last week and convened by the CSIS Global Health Policy Center that “focused on the…

Devex Interviews USAID Official About Agency’s Maternal, Child Health Programming

Devex: Successful maternal health partnership seeking scale “A year after former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched ‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life,’ U.S. and African health leaders believe the inter-agency public-private partnership has proven that surgical and other interventions once thought to be too difficult and expensive can dramatically reduce…

WHO Should Update Guidelines For Children In Shock, Researchers Say

Two news outlets report on the WHO’s guidance on rapid fluid resuscitation of children in shock, saying scientists warn that thousands could be harmed if the guidelines are not changed. The Guardian: WHO guidance ‘risks killing children’ In her Global Health Blog for The Guardian, Sarah Boseley writes that “[t]housands…

Group Advocates To Improve Maternal Health

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, public health worker Debra Bingham discusses the activities of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). “AWHONN believes that all women should have access to efficacious treatments from trained and supported health workers when they are needed…

U.N. Concerned Over Malnutrition In Syria; Ban Calls Situation ‘Heart-breaking’

Two articles report on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Syria, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit with Syrian refugees and concerns over malnutrition. Reuters: U.N. feeds record 3.8 million in Syria but concerned by malnutrition “The U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) delivered rations to a record 3.8 million people in…

PEPFAR Pledges Support For ‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life’

Huffington Post: Saving Mothers, Giving Life: New Year, New Results for Maternal Health Deborah von Zinkernagel, acting U.S global AIDS coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator “…A newly published study in the Lancet estimates that a quarter of all deaths among pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa…

Canada Can Help Save A Generation Of Syrian Children

Huffington Post Canada: An Investment Today Could Save a Generation of Syrian Children David Morley, president and CEO of UNICEF Canada; Patricia Erb, president and CEO of Save the Children Canada; and Dave Toycen, president of World Vision Canada “Can the Government of Canada champion the children of Syria and…

Philippines Stepping Up Measles Vaccination Program

Wall Street Journal: Philippines to Step Up Measles Vaccination Efforts “The Philippines is stepping up a measles vaccination program in and around Manila ahead of a nationwide campaign later in the year to stem an outbreak of the virus, which killed more than two dozen children last year…” (Larano, 1/21).