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Power Of Nutrition Fund Aims To Raise $1B For Child Nutrition

World Bank: New fund targets billion dollars for children’s nutrition “The Power of Nutrition, a new independent fund launched [Thursday], will help millions of children reach their full potential. Backed by leading organizations from private philanthropy and international development, the partnership aims to unlock one billion dollars to tackle child…

Dengue Fever Deaths Among Cambodian Children Down 64% In 2014

Xinhua: Dengue fever kills 21 Cambodian kids last year, down 64 pct “At least 21 Cambodian children had been killed by dengue fever last year, a decrease of 64 percent from 59 deaths in 2013, [a] local newspaper reported Wednesday…” (1/15).

Schools Reopen In Ebola-Hit Guinea, Showing Cautious Signs Of Recovery

Devex: Why reopening schools today in Ebola-hit Guinea isn’t just about education “…The Guinean minister of health announced Friday that schools will reopen [Monday], only days after a World Health Organization report stated that new Ebola cases were at their lowest in the country since August. … According to experts,…

Catholic Church’s Stance Against Contraception Not License For Large Families, Pope Says

International Business Times: Pope Francis Suggests Natural Family Planning Instead Of Breeding ‘Like Rabbits’ “Pope Francis doesn’t want members of the Catholic faith to feel they have to ‘breed like rabbits’ because of the church’s contraception ban. Instead, he suggested natural family planning strategies…” (Elise, 1/19). Reuters: Pope says birth…

Redouble Efforts To Reach MDGs In Final Year To ‘Make Good On Our Promise’

Huffington Post: Let’s Build on Our Success Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children International “…The MDGs stand out as one of the resonant and unifying political agreements ever achieved. There are 90 million people living today whose lives would have otherwise been cut short. We’ve proven we can…

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