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Global Leaders Discuss Progress, Announce New Commitments At Women Deliver Conference

“On the second day of Women Deliver 2013, the largest conference on girls and women of the decade, global leaders announced progress and new commitments toward expanding contraceptive access for women in developing countries,” a Global Health Strategies press release/AllAfrica.com reports. “The day’s events built on commitments and energy generated…

Blogs Address Issues Discussed At Women Deliver Conference

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the Women Deliver 2013 conference taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week. Jaime-Alexis Fowler, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog: “We are facing huge, often seemingly intractable challenges to improving the lives of women around the world: from…

Data Can Drive Improvements In Child Health

Published in The Lancet on May 14, “[t]he Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) … provides health and policy experts with evidence to pinpoint areas where research for new vaccine candidates is urgently needed to combat diarrheal diseases — the second leading cause of death among children globally,” and “[i]t also…

Women Deliver Conference Opens In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Women Deliver 2013 conference opened on Tuesday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, with “[o]rganizers call[ing] it the largest global meeting of the decade on the health and well-being of women and girls,” VOA News reports (De Capua, 5/27). “Civil society, government leaders, health care professionals, policymakers, two…

Devex Examines U.S. Government’s Action Plan On Children In Adversity

“Six months after its launch, the U.S. government’s Action Plan for Children in Adversity lacks ‘teeth,’ child development and health experts told a Senate appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday,” Devex’s “Development Newswire” blog reports. The blog post discusses the hearing, some of the challenges facing the action plan, including funding, as…

Gender Equality Essential For Reaching Health-Related MDGs

“In over 15 years of working in the field of global health, I have time and time again witnessed first-hand what research tells us: gender inequity and women’s low social status have a significant impact on women’s and children’s health, as well as the overall demand for maternal, newborn and…

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