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Canada Announces $15.4M Donation To UNFPA To Help End Child, Early, Forced Marriages

CBC News: Canada gives $20M to U.N. to fight child marriage “Canada will give $20 million [US$15.4 million] to the United Nations Population Fund for a program aimed at ending child, early, and forced marriages, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said on Monday. … ‘Ending child, early, and forced marriage…

Greater Investment In Health Systems, Workforce, Compassionate Role Models Necessary To Prevent Mistreatment During Childbirth

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Stronger Health Systems Could End Abuse during Childbirth Rebeccah Bartlett, a nurse and UNC-IntraHealth summer fellow, discusses volunteering in a maternity ward in 2013 in the Philippines, where “[w]hat troubled me most was the way the women were treated.” She recounts verbal and physical mistreatment of…

PEPFAR Using Data To Effectively Target Resources, Help Achieve AIDS-Free Generation For Women, Children

Huffington Post: Preventing New HIV Infections, Saving Lives Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy “…PEPFAR is proud of its contributions to reducing new HIV infections among children, expanding access to [antiretroviral treatment (ART)] for adults and children, and preventing new infections…

Number Of Nations Reaching Immunization Goals Doubled Since 2000, But Challenges Remain, U.N. Data Show

News outlets report on updated WHO/UNICEF data on global immunizations. International Business Times: U.N. Agencies Say Number Of Countries Meeting Global Immunization Target Has Doubled “Between 2000 and 2014, the number of countries ensuring 90 percent coverage of children receiving routine, life-saving vaccinations doubled, UNICEF and the World Health Organization…

Innovative, Sustainable Financing Key To Health Equity, Improving Child, Maternal Survival

State Department’s “DipNote”: Sustainable Finance is Key to Health Equity Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, discusses the importance of implementing innovative and sustainable financing to promote health equity, including the launch of a new partnership and development financing mechanism called…

Ugandan Court Decision Provides Precedent For Health As Human Right

Open Society Foundations: Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health Primah Kwagala, program manager in the strategic litigation program at the Center for Health, Human Rights, and Development, discusses the use of litigation to advance human and maternal health rights in Uganda (7/14).

PATH-Led Report Highlights 30 Global Health Innovations

ONE Campaign: 30 innovations that could transform global health Felicity Amos, digital content manager at the ONE Campaign, discusses the launch of a PATH-led report “featuring 30 innovations that could transform global health.” The innovations in the report are divided into four health areas: maternal, newborn and child health; infectious…