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Preventing Violence Against Girls Vital To Ending AIDS

Daily Beast: To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls Michele Moloney-Kitts, director of Together for Girls “…Until girls’ rights and needs are placed at the top of our agenda, we won’t get far in achieving our goal to stop HIV, not to mention many other critical public health issues.…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding 25th Anniversary Of Child Rights Convention

Huffington Post: It Is Time for an International Children’s Court Gordon Brown, U.N. special envoy for global education and former U.K. prime minister Inter Press Service: U.S. Missing in Child Rights Convention Kul Gautam, a former UNICEF deputy executive director and U.N. assistant secretary general Huffington Post: 25 Years Later,…

Blog Post Examines Pneumonia Case Numbers, Mortality Rates, Spending

Humanosphere: Explaining pneumonia’s big global decline on a tiny budget In a guest post, Nancy Fullman, a policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the relationships among global pneumonia case numbers, mortality rates, and spending on the disease (11/20).

U.N. General Assembly Committee Passes Resolution To End Child, Forced Marriages

Reuters: United Nations members resolve to end child marriage “…The committee of the 193-nation General Assembly that deals with human rights adopted by consensus a resolution urging all states to take steps to end ‘child, early, and forced marriage.’ There are now more than 700 million women who were married…

Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Partners Announce Funding Pledges At Conference

Media sources report on pledges made during the Cookstoves Future Summit that took place in New York last week. Devex: Partners pledge $413M for clean cookstoves “…[T]he Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to deliver clean cookstoves to 100 million people by 2020, and at the recent Cookstoves for Future…

U.N. Needs Fewer, Smarter Development Targets

Washington Post: The United Nations needs a shorter, stronger game plan for humanity Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “… In 2000, the United Nations set targets for the world to meet by 2015. … These targets worked because they were few and sharp — just 374 words…

More Effort Needed To Engage HIV-Positive Mothers, Infants In Health Care System

Huffington Post: Countdown to Zero Mitchell Besser, founder of mothers2mothers “…Since 2011, the [Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive] has succeeded in catalyzing African governments to develop strategies and direct substantial resources towards reducing pediatric HIV infections and…

Investment In Child Nutrition Could Provide Future Economic Benefits, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal: Study Ties Children’s Nutrition to Indonesia’s Future “…In a paper released [Tuesday], a team of economists commissioned by a think tank called the Copenhagen Consensus Center looks at where money can be invested in development to ensure the biggest impact. It finds that every dollar invested in…

Canadian PM Harper Announces Funding For Maternal, Child Health Initiatives

News outlets report on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcements of funding for two global health initiatives. Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Harper Announces $500 Million In Vaccination Aid In Senegal “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has earmarked $500 million to a program aimed at providing vaccines for impoverished children around the…

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