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#Commit2Deliver Campaign Showcases MCH Successes

Huffington Post: #Commit2Deliver: Together, We Are Going Further for Women and Children Nicole Schiegg, former USAID senior adviser and communications consultant “…With a little more than 500 days to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), #Commit2Deliver is an advocacy platform led by Every Woman Every Child partners that is showcasing…

International Midwifery Meeting Ends In Prague

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Prague hosts int’l midwives conference “Prague hosted some 3,500 delegates attending the 30th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, the largest event of its kind, during June 1-5…” (6/6).

U.N.’s ‘Decade Of Sustainable Energy For All’ Focuses First On Women, Children

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. sustainable energy campaign focuses on women and children’s health “The United Nations launched its Decade of Sustainable Energy for All campaign on Thursday and announced that the focus of the first two years will be the impacts of access to clean and affordable energy on the…

Canada’s Maternal, Child Health Funding Must Be ‘Appropriate And Accepted’

Huffington Post Canada: Giving Money Towards Maternal Health Is Only Part of a Solution Blake Bromley, international charity lawyer “…Summits which focus on money and star power make me skeptical that the media event is more important than the substance covered in the meetings. … However, reading Prime Minister Harper’s…

Absence Of Toilets In India Contributes To Child Malnutrition

LiveMint: Why India’s sanitation crisis is a public health emergency Sunil Chandramouli “…The absence of sanitation is not just a threat to the safety of women but also to the health of children. … Research suggests that an unhygienic environment combined with high population density creates a perfect storm for…

R&D Can Help Improve Maternal, Child Health

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Why R&D matters for maternal and child health “In this guest post, Sarah Alexander — director of external relations for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) — writes about the groundswell of momentum surrounding maternal and child health and the role research…

Midwives Can Prevent Two-Thirds Of Maternal, Newborn Deaths, U.N. Report Says

Media outlets highlight a new U.N. report, titled “State of the World’s Midwifery 2014.” Humanosphere: Midwives can avert two-thirds of maternal and newborn deaths, says U.N. “…Increasing the number of midwives could prevent as many as two-thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths, says a new report released today by…

Liberian President Makes Reducing Maternal Death Top Priority

VOA News: Liberia’s Sirleaf Tackles One of Africa’s Highest Maternal Death Rates “Upon assuming the presidency in 2006, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf promised to tackle many national problems made worse by a decade of civil war. One of her goals was to curtail the maternal death rate, which has soared…

Midwifery Report Provides Outline To Broaden Maternal, Child Health Care In LMICs

The following opinion pieces address the availability of midwifery care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as well as the “State of the World’s Midwifery 2014” report. Huffington Post: Midwives: An Essential Resource for Ensuring Safer Deliveries Ward Cates, president emeritus of FHI 360, and Patsy Bailey, senior scientist with…

‘World Needs To Ensure’ Women, Infants Survive Pregnancy, Childbirth

Huffington Post: Healthy Babies Michael Møller, acting director general of United Nations Office at Geneva “…Babies should be born healthy and the world needs to ensure this happens. … The public launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan will be in Johannesburg at the end of June. Experts here in…

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