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Disabled Children, Their Communities Would Benefit From U.S. Ratification Of U.N. Convention

“A United Nations report, ‘The State of the World’s Children,’ underscores the moral bankruptcy of Senate Republicans who blocked ratification of a treaty to help disabled people around the world,” a New York Times editorial states. “A United Nations convention would ban discrimination against persons with disabilities and accord them…

Women Deliver Conference Wraps Up With Call For Continued Investments In Girls, Women

“Women Deliver 2013 concluded [Thursday] with a call for continued investments in girls and women,” a Global Health Strategies press release/AllAfrica.com reports. “The final day of Women Deliver 2013 focused on the critical need to prioritize girls and women in the lead-up to the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) deadline…

Global Leaders Discuss Progress, Announce New Commitments At Women Deliver Conference

“On the second day of Women Deliver 2013, the largest conference on girls and women of the decade, global leaders announced progress and new commitments toward expanding contraceptive access for women in developing countries,” a Global Health Strategies press release/AllAfrica.com reports. “The day’s events built on commitments and energy generated…

Blogs Address Issues Discussed At Women Deliver Conference

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the Women Deliver 2013 conference taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week. Jaime-Alexis Fowler, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog: “We are facing huge, often seemingly intractable challenges to improving the lives of women around the world: from…

Data Can Drive Improvements In Child Health

Published in The Lancet on May 14, “[t]he Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) … provides health and policy experts with evidence to pinpoint areas where research for new vaccine candidates is urgently needed to combat diarrheal diseases — the second leading cause of death among children globally,” and “[i]t also…

Women Deliver Conference Opens In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Women Deliver 2013 conference opened on Tuesday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, with “[o]rganizers call[ing] it the largest global meeting of the decade on the health and well-being of women and girls,” VOA News reports (De Capua, 5/27). “Civil society, government leaders, health care professionals, policymakers, two…

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