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E.U. Pledges $431M To UNICEF To Improve Maternal, Child Health

News outlets report that the European Union has pledged more than $400 million to UNICEF to improve maternal and child health. EurActiv: E.U. donates €320 million to UNICEF for child health, nutrition “The European Union announced yesterday (4 February) that it will give €320 million to UNICEF for projects tackling…

Rotavirus Vaccine Is Critical Component Of ‘Our Collective Anti-Diarrhea Toolkit’

Huffington Post: Reducing Diarrheal Disease With Rotavirus Vaccine Marion Roche, technical adviser with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) “…Rotavirus causes about one-third of diarrheal deaths in children; vaccinating children against it could save hundreds of thousands of lives and make life easier for so many parents. … The rotavirus vaccine definitely…

Guardian Launches Women’s Rights And Gender Equality Section

The Guardian: Women’s rights and gender equality in focus “…On Tuesday, The Guardian launched a women’s rights and gender equality section to provide a specific focus on the pressing issues affecting women, girls and transgender people around the world, and the critical work being carried out by women’s rights movements…”…

Health Systems Must Reform To Meet The Needs Of Women, Newborns

Margaret Kruk, assistant professor in health policy and management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Nana A.Y. Twum-Danso, a senior program officer for family health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, write in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about several myths surrounding maternal and neonatal health.…

Kenya’s First Lady Launches ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’

A UNAIDS feature story examines First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta’s launch of “the ‘Beyond Zero campaign’ [which] is part of the initiatives outlined in the Strategic Framework for the engagement of the First Lady in HIV control and promotion of maternal, newborn and child health in Kenya that was…

Xinhua Highlights Several Reports Examining Maternal Health Promotion In Asia

Xinhua: News Analysis: Developing Asia still grapples with high maternal mortality rate “Ensuring women’s access to family planning education and services will slash high maternal mortality incidence and sustain the gains achieved in promoting maternal health in developing Asia, health experts said…” (Sarmiento, 1/31).

‘We Need More Voices’ To Help End Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: There Is an Ambassador in You Florence Ngobeni-Allen, HIV/AIDS educator and counselor and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) ambassador “…We are just starting to win the battle against HIV/AIDS. There are fewer babies being born with HIV thanks to the work of thousands, perhaps even millions, of…

UNICEF Releases ‘State Of The World’s Children’ Report, Urges Better Data Collection

News outlets discuss a new report from UNICEF, which encourages better data collection for ensuring children’s human rights. RTT News: UNICEF Highlights Importance Of Data Collection In Protecting Children’s Rights “Urging greater efforts to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children…

5 Lessons From Africa On Integrating Family Planning, Maternal Health

In a post in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Sirina Keesara of UCSF and Grace Lesser of Jacaranda Health discuss five lessons on integrating family planning and maternal health in resource-constrained settings: “integrate family planning into maternity services,” “get efficient,” “bust myths,” “target men,” and “think…

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