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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address ‘State Of The World’s Mothers’ Report

Save the Children on Tuesday released its annual “State of the World’s Mothers” report. The following is a summary of an editorial and an opinion piece addressing the report. Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog: “This year’s edition focuses on the staggering number of newborn deaths that occur in a baby’s…

Blogs Address Maternal, Newborn Health Issues

In recognition of Mother’s Day, celebrated Sunday, as well as the release of Save the Children’s annual “State of the World’s Mothers” report, the following is a summary of blog posts addressing maternal and newborn health issues. Gary Darmstadt, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog: “We have the…

New PLOS Collection Examines Measurement Of Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Intervention Coverage

PLOS on Tuesday published a new collection, titled, “Measuring Coverage in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health,” “which presents innovative assessments of the validity of measuring population coverage for interventions in this field,” according to the collection’s table of contents, which adds, “This collection of original research articles and reviews shows…

PEPFAR Committed To Programs Aimed At Children To Reach AIDS-Free Generation

Citing data on how HIV/AIDS has affected children worldwide, whether directly or through the death of one or both parents, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, who also heads the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, writes in the agency’s “DipNote” blog that children are vulnerable “to the…

GlobalPost Announces New Initiative Supporting Reporting On Global Health, Other Development Issues

On Wednesday, GlobalPost announced an initiative, dubbed “The GroundTruth Project,” which is supported by multiple foundations and includes fellowships for young reporters in “under-reported corners of the world.” According to GlobalPost, the “fellowships will focus on the issues of emerging democracies, human rights, global health, religion and other social justice issues…

May 2013 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The May issue of the WHO Bulletin features an editorial examining policy coherence for improved medical innovation and access, a public health news roundup, several research papers on maternal and child health, and a review of 12-month antiretroviral therapy outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, among other articles (May 2013).

Haiti To Rollout Rotavirus Vaccine With Support From GAVI

GlobalPost’s “Global Pulse” blog reports on Haiti’s plan to vaccinate 250,000 children with the rotavirus vaccine, an effort being supported by the GAVI Alliance. “As a result of GAVI’s efforts, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline will soon provide the oral rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix, to Haiti for a fraction of the retail cost,”…

PBS Blog Features Stories Looking At Mobile Technology And Health In Africa

PBS’s “Rundown” blog features two stories as part of the “Cheers Report,” a “series of reports on the impact of mobile technology and health in 10 African countries.” In the first story, Imani Cheers, the director of educational resources and a multimedia producer for the PBS NewsHour, describes how mobile…

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