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‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Findings Of PROMISE Study On PMTCT

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission: Study underscores WHO B+ guidelines Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses findings released Monday from the PROMISE (Promoting Maternal-Infant Survival Everywhere) study examining the prevention of…

Complications From Preterm Births Leading Cause Of Death Among Children Under Five, Study Shows

News outlets report on a recent study showing complications from preterm birth are the leading cause of mortality among young children worldwide. The Guardian: Complications from preterm births now the main killer of under-fives “Complications associated with preterm births have become the leading single killer of children under five, outpacing…

Curbing Preterm Birth Mortality Will Require Commitment To Prevention

Huffington Post: Preterm Birth: Forging the Path to Prevention Eve Lackritz, deputy director of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth “New global estimates of child mortality show important gains have been made for nearly all causes of child death, except one in which progress has remained nearly stagnant:…

India’s Vaccine Delivery Scale Up Shows Commitment To Future Generations

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Commitment to India’s Children Raj Ghosh, deputy director of India vaccine delivery at the Gates Foundation India, discusses the Indian government’s plan to scale up pentavalent vaccine delivery to all states and introduce several other vaccines by 2015. The plan “is a…

Progress Stalled On Measles Elimination, WHO Data Show

Media sources report on a WHO report showing 2015 targets for measles will not be met without stepped up efforts. The Guardian: Measles eradication plans have stalled, says WHO “Progress against the elimination of measles has stalled, the World Health Organization is warning. The number of deaths from the viral…

Media Outlets Discuss Two New Reports On Nutrition Worldwide, In India

News outlets discuss a report on global nutrition from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a report on nutrition in India from the World Bank. BBC News: World is crossing malnutrition red line, report warns “Most countries in the world are facing a serious public health problem as…

Nigeria Launches New Plan To Eliminate MTC HIV Transmission By 2015

News outlets report on Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan’s launch of a new plan to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission in the country by 2015. Daily Times: No Nigerian Child Should Be Born With HIV — Jonathan “President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday inaugurated a national operational plan for the Elimination of Mother…

El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Causing Teens Pregnant From Rape To Commit Suicide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rape, abortion ban drives pregnant teens to suicide in El Salvador “El Salvador’s ban on abortion is driving hundreds of girls who become pregnant after being raped to commit suicide every year because they see no other option, a government official said. Teenage pregnancy is one of…

Fighting Pneumonia Requires Access To Prevention, Treatment Interventions

USAID’s “IMPACT”: You Can’t Save Lives if you Don’t Fight Pneumonia Robert Steinglass, director of the Immunization Center at John Snow, Inc. and immunization team leader at USAID, and Katrin DeCamp, senior communications specialist for USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, discuss the importance of improved access to pneumonia prevention…