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Melinda Gates Endorses Global Action To End Newborn Deaths At World Health Assembly

News outlets report on Melinda Gates’ keynote address on newborn health to the World Health Assembly on Tuesday. Devex: Melinda Gates to WHA: We need your support on newborn health “…‘The world is saving newborns at a much slower rate than older children,’ Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill &…

Denial Of Access To Maternal Care In Myanmar ‘Is A Human Rights Violation’

New York Times: The Waiting Game Nicole Sganga, contributor “…Myanmar confines many of the Rohingya Muslim minority to closed camps and largely denies them adequate medical care. … Being denied access to proper maternal care is a human rights violation that deserves notice — and redress. … If we’re going…

World Health Assembly Opens; WHO DG Launches Commission On Childhood Obesity

News outlets report on the opening of the World Health Assembly and the launch of a new WHO initiative focused on childhood obesity. Devex: Will NCDs gain traction at the World Health Assembly? “The 67th World Health Assembly is happening this week in Geneva, and one of the key issues…

Better Care At Birth Can Save 3M Children, Lancet Series Says

Media outlets report on findings released in a series of papers published in The Lancet and supported by UNICEF on maternal and newborn health. Agence France-Presse: Better care can save 3 mn babies, mothers per year “The lives of three million women and babies can be saved every year by…

EGPAF Forges Ahead To Prevent Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: Reaching Our 20 Millionth Woman Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “…For the past decade, our programs have expanded to better address the PMTCT cascade. Our work must continue around strengthening and integrating health systems and building local capacity so that every…

Melinda Gates Works To Improve Newborn Survival With Low-Tech Approaches

Wall Street Journal: Melinda Gates Works to Curb Newborn Deaths “…[Melinda Gates,] the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is promoting some low-tech approaches as part of a push to improve the survival of newborns, a problem she said has been neglected. In a speech Tuesday at the…

Obama Administration Should Make Women’s, Girls’ Rights Central To Foreign Policy

CNN: Why it’s time to put women’s issues at center of foreign policy Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center “The international outrage over Boko Haram’s abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria has grown since the story first hit the news; mothers in Nigeria took action and…

Women Continue To Face Obstacles To Education, Development, World Bank Report Says

News outlets discuss a new World Bank report on gender and development. Australian Associated Press/SBS: World Bank: 700 million women subject to domestic violence “More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, many with little right to protection, the World…

Global Life Expectancy Grows But Gaps Remain Between High-, Low-Income Nations

News outlets continue to cover the WHO’s report on global life expectancy. Reuters: Global life expectancy rises again, but new challenges loom “…Big advances in the battles against infectious diseases such as measles, malaria, tuberculosis and polio have continued to extend life expectancy although other factors, such as people’s lifestyles,…

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