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Gavi, Education Above All Foundation Working Together To Reach SDGs In Cross-Sectoral Partnership

Devex: Education Above All, Gavi reach underserved communities with education and immunization “…Two groups that have come together to set the pace in [a cross-sectoral] partnership are the Education Above All Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that works to increase educational opportunities for underserved communities and fragile states, and Gavi, the…

New WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines Encourage More Health Care Visits For Pregnant Women

Devex: New WHO guidelines signal greater focus on antenatal care experience “…In the [new WHO antenatal care] guidelines released in November, the WHO now recommends eight contacts with health services instead of four over the course of a woman’s pregnancy. This shift provides more opportunity for women to meet with…

‘Donor Fatigue’ Negatively Affecting Save The Children’s Efforts To Provide Maternal, Child Health Care In South Sudan

Humanosphere: South Sudan: How to provide maternal and child health care during crisis Imana Gunawan, Humanosphere’s social media manager and podcast producer, and Humanosphere Editor-in-Chief Tom Paulson discuss recent news headlines and interview Bester Muluazi, Save the Children’s program management specialist in South Sudan, about “donor fatigue” and its affect…

400K Children Face Severe Acute Malnutrition In Northeast Nigeria, UNICEF Says; One-Third Of Health Facilities In Region Destroyed, WHO Says

Associated Press: UNICEF: 80,000 children will starve to death in Nigeria “Nearly a half million children will face starvation in northeastern Nigeria next year and 80,000 will die if they don’t get treatment in the humanitarian crisis created by Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising, the U.N. children’s agency warned Tuesday…” (Faul,…

Media Outlets Report On Recent Studies Examining Zika’s Impact On Fetal, Infant Brains

Forbes: Negative Effects Of Zika During Pregnancy More Common Than Realized “The rate of birth defects, disability, and brain irregularities in babies exposed to the Zika virus is considerably higher than was previously believed — regardless of the mother’s symptoms or the trimester she had the infection — found a…

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