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U.N. Calls Upon Countries In SE Asia To Coordinate Action For MCH

Jakarta Post: WHO calls for coordinated action to save mothers, children “Three world agencies — the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) — call upon countries in Southeast Asia to ensure the survival of and improved quality of…

‘Collective Action’ Can Help Improve MCH In Kenya

Huffington Post: Changing Lives, One Woman at a Time: Maternal Health in Kenya Abbas Gullet, secretary general of the Kenyan Red Cross, and Siddharth Chatterjee, representative at UNFPA Kenya “…As we race towards the Millennium Development Goals, [Kenya] is set to meet many of the development targets by 2015. On…

Investing In WASH Will Lead To Improved Maternal, Child Health

The Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat” blog discusses links between maternal health and WASH, referencing a meta-analysis that concludes “women living in poor sanitation environments are three times as likely to die from maternal health-related issues compared to women who do not, while women living under poor…

Congressional Briefing Recognizes World Immunization Week

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes comments made by Robert Clay, deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, and Lucas Otieno, research officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute Walter-Reed Project, who spoke on Monday at a congressional briefing recognizing World Immunization Week (Aziz,…

Upcoming Conference Will Show Canada’s Commitment To MCH, Harper Says

Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Stephen Harper Says Maternal And Child Health A Priority For Canada “An upcoming Toronto conference on child and maternal health in developing countries, that will bring together international leaders, experts and philanthropists, will help keep the world focused on a ‘great cause,’ Prime Minister Stephen Harper…

New Drug Regimen Can Prevent Seasonal Malaria

New York Times: Even a Few Pills Can Put a Dent in the Malaria Rate “A new way to prevent malaria in areas where it waxes and wanes with the weather appears to be working in West Africa, the medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders said last week. The tactic,…

More Children Threatened By Malnutrition Than Violence In CAR, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: In Central African Republic, ‘more children will die from malnutrition than bullets’ — U.N. agency “The number of children being treated for severe acute malnutrition in the Central African Republic’s war-torn capital, Bangui, has tripled since the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed…

TIME Highlights Leaders, Innovators In Health

TIME: TIME 100: The People in Health You Need to Know “The 2014 TIME 100 list — the annual determination of people who influenced the world in the past year for better or worse — is here, and we highlight the leaders making a difference in health. This year, TIME…

Researchers Test New Ways To Contain Malaria

On World Malaria Day, which takes place each year on April 25, media outlets discuss efforts to control the disease. VOA News: Trial: Malaria Chemoprevention Protects Children “The non-governmental organization Doctors Without Borders, or Medecins Sans Frontieres, has launched a new malaria prevention campaign in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa…

U.N., Aid Agencies Urge Global Community To Do More In S. Sudan

News outlets report on responses to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the result of ongoing ethnic violence in the country. Agence France-Presse: Major international effort seen as crucial to end South Sudan carnage “As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on…

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