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Global Maternal Deaths Drop By 44% Since 1990, But Disparities In Care Remain, According To Study Published As Part Of Lancet Maternal Health Series

The Guardian: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by half, yet shocking disparities remain “The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births fell by 44 percent between…

Congress Should Pass Reach Every Mother And Child Act

Huffington Post: If Congress Acts, We Can Save Moms and Kids Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network “…[T]he Reach Every Mother and Child Act (Reach Act), would ensure that the U.S. focuses on the poorest and most vulnerable women and children, sets ambitious targets, and has a…

Global Health Leaders Discuss New Set Of HIV Response Goals To End AIDS Among Children, Adolescents, Young Women By 2020

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Leaders launch ‘a super-fast-track framework for ending AIDS among children, adolescents, and young women by 2020’ Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an event that took place on Capitol Hill Wednesday, during which global health leaders, including U.S. Global…

New U.N. Exhibit Encourages Better Data Collection On Children To Achieve SDGs

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. exhibit highlights need to fill in ‘blank spaces’ for child-related data “Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [Wednesday] joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in launching a ‘Time Machine’ that will use data storytelling to highlight the lack of availability of statistics on children and particularly…

Increased Political Attention, Focus On Excluded Groups Critical To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: The Sustainable Development Goals After One Year — Already In Need Of Course Correction Michael Klosson, vice president for policy and humanitarian response at Save the Children “…[The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] will not be achieved without ending both poverty, but also discrimination against excluded groups of children.…

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