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UNICEF Calls For Joint Vaccination Operation To Reach Sudanese Children Cut Off From Aid

U.N. News Centre: UNICEF calls for a joint vaccination plan in Sudan “Calling for a joint vaccination operational plan in Sudan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] outlined the dire situation for thousands of children living in the Nuba Mountains, which remain inaccessible after four years while conflict in…

Blog Post Discusses Steps To Ensure Reach Act Would Have ‘Real Impact’

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: U.S. Senators Mobilize on Improving Maternal and Child Health Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow at CGD, and Lauren Post, a CGD program associate, discuss “the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015…

Graça Machel Discusses SDGs At New York Briefing

U.N. Dispatch: The SDG Challenge: Q&A with Graça Machel Kimberly Curtis, a lawyer and freelance journalist, summarizes comments by “Graça Machel, an international activist for women and children rights as well as the former first lady of Mozambique and South Africa … [made at] a briefing following her appearance at…

WHO Works To Strengthen Palliative Care Services For All Ages, Diseases

WHO: Palliative care: for all ages and all diseases This WHO Feature discusses the agency’s work in and the importance of strengthening and integrating palliative care services in low- and middle-income settings for people of all ages with any ailment (October 2015).

New WHO, UNAIDS Standards Aim To Improve Quality Of Adolescent Health Care Services

UNAIDS: WHO and UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care “New Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care. … WHO and UNAIDS Global Standards for quality health…

Melinda Gates Speaks About Health, Development Issues In AllAfrica Interview

AllAfrica: Africa: We Can Defeat Poverty — Melinda Gates “…Before traveling to New York for events connected with the U.N. General Assembly and the new Global Goals, Melinda Gates spoke to AllAfrica by phone from Seattle, where she is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” The interview includes…

Teachers Receive Training On Malaria Diagnosis, Treatment As Part Of Malawian Program

Financial Times: Malawian schools teach malaria a lesson “In the Zomba district of Malawi, dozens of teachers have received training over the past four years [through the Malaria Treatment Programme for Schoolchildren] in how to diagnose and treat malaria, as part of a pioneering response to a disease that has…