Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday launched the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), a “mobile application development partnership aimed at delivering free health care information and tips to pregnant women and mothers around the world via cell phone,” Federal Computer Week reports (Lipowicz, 5/3).
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PEPFAR Annual Meeting:Â The meeting, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week,Â “provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect upon our achievements, work on solutions to solve the latest challenges, and identify the next steps to carry this momentum forward,” and “serves as a testament to the remarkable contributions of…
U.N. Commission Releases Recommendations Aimed At Improving Accountability On Women’s And Children’s Health
The U.N. Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health on Monday concluded a meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and announced a new set of recommendations aimed at improving the accountability of women’s and children’s health programs in the developing world, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports.
Afghanistan is “the worst place to be a mother, with women having a life expectancy of 45 years â€“ the world’s lowest â€“ and one of every 11 women dying in childbirth,” according to Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report, the Associated Press/Seattle Times reports.
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HIV/AIDS Media Trainings In Kuwait, The Gambia The UNDP kicked offÂ a three-day workshop “for representatives of the Kuwaiti media about positively impacting the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS,” Zawya reports.Â “The event, which is being attended by medical professionals and experts, members of the media, and even some clerics who…
Cote d’Ivoire In Need Of Additional Humanitarian Assistance, On Verge Of Health Crisis, U.N. Agency Says
Though post-election violence in Cote d’Ivoire has ended, thousands of people remain in need of humanitarian assistance, including health care, education, water, shelter and protection, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement (.pdf) on Wednesday, the U.N. News Centre reports.
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Libya At Risk Of Serious Food Shortage Within Two Months, WFP Says Libya will run out of food within two months unless efforts are stepped up to get shipments into the war-torn country, the World Food Program (WFP) warned on Thursday, Deustche Presse-Agentur/M&C reports. Daly Belgasami, WFP’s director for the…
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Medical, Food Aid Continues To Flow Into Libya, Senior U.S. Officials Say Senior officials with the State Department and USAID during a briefing on Monday said an estimated 550,000 people have fled Libya since fighting began in February and the U.S. government continues to provide medical, food and other non-military…
The U.K.’s Plan To Eliminate Malaria Deaths Andrew Mitchell, Britain’s secretary of state for international development, discusses the U.K.’s approach to combating malaria around the world in a post on the Guardian’s “Poverty Matters Blog.” “[O]ver the next four years we will help to halve malaria deaths in 10 of…
Global malaria control efforts must be significantly scaled up if the world is to reach the goal of reducing malaria deaths to almost zero by 2015, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message on Thursday ahead of World Malaria Day, which is officially observed on Monday, the U.N. News Centre writes.