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Canada Keeps Focus On Maternal, Child Health

The Globe and Mail features two stories discussing Canadian efforts to improve maternal and child health, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. Globe and Mail: Canada keeps its funding promises for world maternal and child health “…Ottawa is on track to spend some $2.85 billion [US$2.6 billion]…

Afghanistan Public Health Minister Discusses Country’s Maternal, Child Mortality

SciDev.Net: Q&A: A brighter future for Afghanistan’s newborn babies “In the past two years, Afghanistan has seen a significant reduction in maternal and child mortality. To achieve this, the government took measures such as the development of better health care infrastructure in rural areas, and better education and training for…

Canada Leading Efforts To Lower Preventable Deaths Among Women, Children

Opinion pieces address Canada’s work to prevent maternal and child deaths, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. National Post: Saving women and children in Tanzania, and around the world Laurie Hawn, member of parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Hermengild Mayunga, a senior consultant for the Tanzania Parliamentary…

Corporate, Consumer Responsibility Can Help Reduce Maternal, Child Deaths

TIME: Lessons From the Campaign That Vaccinated 100 Million Mothers Rownak Khan of UNICEF and Matthew Price, vice president of P&G “…Having already eliminated [maternal neonatal tetanus (MNT)] in 14 countries, we remain committed to continuing our efforts until we truly eradicate this fatal disease. Today, many companies are actively…

African Governments Working To Vaccinate Continent’s Children

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Continental Shift Ghana President John Dramani Mahama discusses the role of African governments in improving vaccine coverage on the continent in order to reduce child deaths, including their work with the GAVI Alliance (5/23).

World Health Assembly Approves Resolutions, Frameworks

Media outlets recap recent releases from the World Health Assembly, which was held in Geneva this past week. Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Hepatitis resolution passed by 67th World Health Assembly includes calls for increased access to new medicine, syringe exchange Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science…

USAID Nutrition Strategy Supports U.S. Commitment To Improving Child Health

USAID’s “Impact”: Improving Nutrition, Building Resilience for Families, Societies Chris Thomas, a communications adviser in the Bureau for Global Health, discusses the launch of USAID’S 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, which “is the first of its kind at the agency and it builds on President Obama’s commitment to create a world…

Canadian Government Makes Announcements On Maternal, Child Health Ahead Of Summit

Canadian Press/GlobalPost: Canada focused on maternal, child health ahead of summit in Toronto “A week before an international conference on maternal and child health care opens in Toronto, the Harper government is rolling out announcements on what it sees as its signature issue on the world stage…” (5/21).

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