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Progress Seen On Reducing Child, Adolescent Mortality Worldwide But Inequality Grows Between Low-, High-Income Nations

CBS News: “Remarkable” progress against childhood deaths, but inequality grows “Despite a dramatic decline in the number of deaths among children and adolescents worldwide in the past few decades, global progress remains uneven, according to new research. The study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, found that childhood and adolescent deaths…

Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To Foreign Aid Would Be ‘Grave Mistake,’ Hurt Women, Children Worldwide, Hillary Clinton Says In Georgetown University Speech

TIME: Hillary Clinton Warns President Trump of ‘Grave Mistake’ on Foreign Aid “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that she thinks President Trump is making a ‘grave mistake’ on foreign aid. In a speech on women’s rights at Georgetown University Friday, Clinton said Trump’s proposed cuts to international aid…

Myanmar Training Midwives To Improve Access To Care, Reduce Maternal Mortality

Reuters: Myanmar trains midwives to tackle maternal death rate “Myanmar is training up hundreds of midwives in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth, one of many social policy reforms launched by the country as it emerges from decades of military rule. Statistics show childbirth…

USGLC Blog Post Highlights Importance Of U.S. Investments In Women, Girls Worldwide

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Investing in Women around the World: Supportive Voices in the Administration Sung Lee, deputy policy director, writes, “Against the backdrop of proposed dramatic budget cuts to the State Department and USAID, prominent voices in the administration have been speaking on behalf of investments in the empowerment…

‘Engaging Wide Range Of Partners’ Critical To Implementing Successful Maternal, Child Health Initiatives, Scaling Up Health Care Delivery In Kenya

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is key to achieving the SDGs Mette Knudsen, Denmark’s ambassador to Kenya, and Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations resident coordinator to Kenya “…[To] maintain [the momentum of progress toward a decline of the maternal mortality and childhood death ratios in Kenya, the…

USAID Continues Efforts To Promote Gender Equality In Development

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Celebrating Women and Girls during Women’s History Month Marita Eibl, acting senior coordinator for gender equality and women’s empowerment at USAID, discusses the agency’s efforts to promote gender equality in development, including efforts to end preventable child and maternal deaths globally (3/29).

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