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International Community Must Invest More In Vaccines, Reduce Gaps In Access

Huffington Post: The Steps It Will Take to Get Every Child Vaccinated Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The global health community must work together in three major ways to reach our immunization targets. We must ensure that vaccine supplies are affordable and…

USAID Adviser Discusses Oxytocin Procurement In Developing Countries

Maternal Health Task Force’s “MHTF Blog”: What we must do to get oxytocin to the women who need it Helen Petach, senior MCH science adviser at USAID, discusses the need for “quality-assured oxytocin [as] a key commodity in national procurements” and other “key focus areas [that] might include highly effective…

Experts Discuss Rwanda’s Success Reducing Child Mortality On BBC Program

BBC News: How has Rwanda saved the lives of 590,000 children? “…[O]ne of the biggest success stories [in reducing child mortality] is Rwanda. Between 2000 and 2015, it achieved the highest average annual reduction in both the under-five mortality rate and the maternal mortality ratio in the world. The U.N.…

Rotavirus Vaccines Essential For Childhood Diarrhea Prevention

Global Health NOW: For Rotavirus, Prevention is the Best Medicine Mathuram Santosham, co-chair for the Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council, director of the Center for American Indian Health, and a professor of international health and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, recognizes World Immunization…

After 15-Year Vaccination Campaign, Rubella Eliminated From The Americas, Global Health Authorities Announce

Agence France-Presse: Rubella is gone from the Americas: global health authorities “Improved vaccine campaigns have led to the elimination of rubella — an infectious disease that can cause birth defects — from North, Central, and South America, global health authorities said Wednesday…” (4/29). Associated Press: German measles officially eliminated in…

Individuals Can Help Improve Global Health Along With Governments

Quartz: Bill Gates: You can help the world save 34 million lives Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “If I told you that we could save the lives of, say, 10 million people, mainly by doing things we already know how to do, that would get…

May 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The May 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as editorials on measuring self-reported HIV status and calling for papers on improving the health of women, children, and adolescents (May 2015).

Midwives Should Be Placed At Center Of SDGs To Ensure Success Of MNCH Targets

Huffington Post: Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa) “Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. … As we near the end of…

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