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Invest In Frontline Health Workers To Prevent Newborn, Child Deaths

Citing Save the Children’s 14th annual ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report, which says one million children worldwide die on their first day of life each year, Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) write in a Roll Call opinion piece, “One year after 173 countries pledged to end…

People Of CAR Remain Cut Off From Health Services 2 Months After Rebel Coup

“Rebels and bandits in Central African Republic (CAR) have ransacked clinics and forced medical staff to flee, leaving tens of thousands of children at risk as the rainy season approaches, an international health charity has warned,” Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. “Two thirds of CAR’s population — 3.2 million people –…

The Guardian Publishes Articles As Part Of International Development Journalism Competition

The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” has published a series of articles as part of its 2013 International Development Journalism competition. The article topics vary and include sexual abuse among children during war, food security among children, China’s role in a post-2015 global health agenda, substandard Chinese medicines in Africa…

Forbes, Skoll Foundation Interview USAID Assistant Administrator For Global Health

In partnership with the Skoll World Forum, Forbes features an interview with Ariel Pablos-Méndez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID. Rahim Kanani of the Skoll Foundation discusses child survival in the developing world with Pablos-Méndez. According to the interview transcript, Pablos-Méndez highlights “some of the key facts, figures and…

Nutrition For Growth Summit Yields New Commitments To Tackle Malnutrition

“The Nutrition for Growth event held in London [on Saturday] delivered a new opportunity to further reduce the crippling impact of stunting and other forms of undernutrition for millions of children,” a UNICEF press release reports (6/8). “At the event, governments and development agencies made commitments [.pdf] of up to…

Wall Street Journal Examines Global Shortage Of TB Drugs

“The U.S., India and other nations are facing shortages of tuberculosis [TB] drugs — threatening to reverse decades of progress against a deadly disease that is becoming increasingly untreatable,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Worldwide, TB is becoming increasingly drug-resistant, and drug shortages are ‘one of the main reasons,’ said…

Major Rally To Be Held In London’s Hyde Park Ahead Of Nutrition Summit

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graça Machel, will speak at a major rally in [London’s] Hyde Park this weekend as part of a campaign to end child malnutrition,” The Guardian reports. “The Hyde Park…

WHO Issues Guidance On Obesity, Undernutrition In Developing Countries

“The United Nations health agency has issued new guidance to help low- and middle-income countries tackle the emerging double threat of childhood obesity and undernutrition, and halt the growing burden of associated diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke,” the U.N. News Centre reports. “According to the [WHO], more…

Opinion Pieces Address Malnutrition Ahead Of Nutrition For Growth Summit

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the issue of malnutrition ahead of the Nutrition for Growth summit to take place in London on Saturday. Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog: “In just a few days, on June 8th, the governments of the U.K. and Brazil together…

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