The New York Times Magazine, as part of a special issue that focuses on women worldwide, published an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who “staked her claim as an advocate for global women’s issues in 1995, when, as first lady, she gave an impassioned speech at a United Nations conference in Beijing.” The interview was conducted ahead of her 11-day seven country tour of Africa.
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
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Researchers Use Breeding Method To Create Plant With High Levels Of Artemisinin In an effort to produce more artemisinin than is naturally found in the plant artemisia annua, researchers at York University’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products are using “fast-track breeding methods to create a plant that contains much higher…
Despite the introduction of new treatments for diarrhea more than four years ago, few children in developing countries are receiving these interventions and the disease is still the second leading cause of death among children, according a Bulletin of the World Health Organization report, BMJ reports.
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Rwanda Children HIV/AIDS Center Opens Rwanda’s Ministry of Health on Thursday opened the Integrated Paediatric Centre in Kibagabaga Hospital, the New Times/allAfrica.com reports. “Rwanda has taken significant strides in addressing HIV/Aids issues, but not much had been done to meet the needs of affected children. Specialized palliative care will improve…
TIME examines the discriminatory efforts to keep Vietnamese children living with HIV out of the country’s public schools even though, by law, children cannot be barred from school because they or any of their family members have HIV/AIDS.
The ANI24/Times of India examines the results of a recent study that found smokers in rural Indonesia tend to compromise their family food budgets in order to support their habit.
The WHO has warned that people with conditions such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria should not rely on homeopathic treatments for curing their disease, the BBC reports.
Also In Global Health News: Cambodia’s Maternal Mortality; Drugs In Uganda; Cholera Risk In Zimbabwe; HIV Laws In Niger
Government Officials Plan To Address Maternal Mortality In Cambodia A lack of outreach by public health officials and rural villagers’ preference for traditional midwives have hindered efforts to reduce maternal morality in Cambodia, government officials said recently at regional conference, the Phnom Penh Post reports. Three local members of parliament…
IBM on Monday announced the expansion of the company’s Corporate Service Corps, which sends teams of professionals around the world “to work pro bono with local organizations and businesses on projects that intersect business, technology and society,” Daily Independent/allAfrica.com reports.
Also In Global Health News: USAID Administrator; HIV Infection Rate In Zimbabwe; Plumpy’Nut In India
Prospective Candidates For USAID Administrator “Sources in the development community and on the Hill say they are hearing” that the people being considered for the USAID administrator position are likely to be “safe,” it could be “someone already in place in the administration and possibly confirmed for something else,” Foreign…