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MAMA Initiative Using Mobile Technologies To Help Mothers, Newborns In South Africa

PBS Newshour’s “The Rundown” blog examines “the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, affectionately known as MAMA — a global movement that uses mobile technologies to improve the health and lives of mothers in developing nations.” According to the blog, “MAMA provides pregnant women and new mothers with vital information and…

Africa, Asia Most Difficult Places To Be A Mother, Save The Children Report Finds

“A new report [released on Tuesday] by Save the Children gauges and ranks the conditions for mothers in almost every country in the world,” the Washington Post reports (Fisher, 5/8). “This year, the index calls attention to child survival in addition to maternal health,” Humanosphere notes (Murphy, 5/7). “Nearly three…

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…

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