The WHO on Friday released its annual World Health Statistics report, which includes data on more than 100 indicators â€“ such as life expectancy, mother and child mortality, disease prevalence and health expenditures â€“ from the agency’s 193 member states, the Associated Press reports (5/14).
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Scientific American looks at the possible link between HIV prevalence and a recent increase in the number of children dying from measles in sub-Saharan Africa.
IRIN/Plus News reports that “[t]he Kenyan government and rights groups have expressed outrage at a project in western Kenya that is paying HIV-positive women to undergo long-term contraception.”
U.S. and Egyptian officials on Thursday gathered for the launch of Egypt’s Health and Population Legacy Report, which documents the results of USAID health sector assistance in Egypt, Daily News Egypt reports.
Women in the developing world need new methods of contraception that meet their needs and lifestyles, according to Guttmacher Institute report that urges more investment in contraceptive technology, Agence France-Presse reports.
More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a study published on Tuesday in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Agence France-Presse reports.
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Actress Julia Roberts will serve as a global ambassador for the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and join Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s effort “to introduce 100 million clean cookstoves around the world by 2020, the State Department said Friday,” Agence France-Presse reports.
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