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Baker Institute Releases Policy Recommendations For Trump Administration, Including Briefs On Global Health, Science

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy: Recommendations for the New Administration “The Baker Institute has released policy recommendations for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Focusing on a range of important issues facing the country, these briefs are intended to provide decision-makers with relevant and effective ideas for addressing domestic and…

USAID’s Survive & Thrive Releases July 2010-June 2016 Progress Report

Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance: Progress Report (July 2010 – June 2016) This July 2010-June 2016 report highlights the results achieved by the Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance, “a public-private partnership established by [USAID] with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector, and civil society to…

CDC-Funded Project Aims To Protect Newborns From Infections Acquired In Health Care Settings

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Protecting newborns from infection in health care settings Rachel Smith, medical epidemiologist for the CDC’s Division of Health Care Quality Promotion’s International Infection Control Program, discusses the challenge of preventing infections in newborns in health care settings, highlighting a CDC-funded project through the “Johns Hopkins University…

UNICEF Launches #EarlyMomentsMatter Campaign To Promote Early Childhood Development Awareness, Investments

U.N. News Centre: UNICEF #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign promotes investments in early childhood development “[Tuesday marked] the launch of a new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) campaign, #EarlyMomentsMatter, aimed at raising awareness about the critical impact that early experiences have on children’s brain development during their first 1,000 days of life…” (1/10).

Philippine President Duterte Signs Executive Order To Implement Reproductive Health Law Despite Supreme Court’s Restraining Order

Associated Press: Philippines to offer free contraceptives to poor “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for six million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church…” (1/11). Philippine Star:…

Malawi Former President Banda Discusses Maternal Health Challenges In Africa In Wilson Center Interview

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: President Joyce Banda Talks About Her Time in Office & Sensitizing African Leaders to Maternal Health Challenges Schuyler Null, editor in chief of “New Security Beat,” discusses an interview conducted by Roger-Mark De Souza, director of population, environmental security…

MCC Investments Aim To Reduce Stunting, Promote Child Health In Indonesia

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia Amit Chandra, an emergency physician and a 2015-2017 AAAS Science and Technology policy fellow serving as a health systems strengthening adviser for the MCC, discusses the importance of MCC’s investment of $134.2 million to reduce stunting in Indonesia…

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