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Meeting Adolescents’ Contraceptive Needs Could Reduce Maternal Deaths, Unintended Pregnancies, Guttmacher Report Says

Guttmacher Institute: In Developing Regions, 23 Million Adolescents at Risk of Unintended Pregnancy, Not Using Modern Contraceptives Rebecca Wind, senior communications associate and divisional budget manager at Guttmacher, discusses findings from a new report on improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health, writing, “The report, Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits…

Investing In Women, Girls Critical To Economic Development, Global Health

Huffington Post: Igniting Change by Investing in Girls and Women Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia “…Securing the health and rights of girls and women is a necessary condition if we are to [achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. We need advocates from all branches of government and…

Puerto Rico Reports First Case Of Zika-Linked Microcephaly

New York Times: Puerto Rico Reports First Microcephaly Case Linked to Zika “A pregnant woman in Puerto Rico has become the first American whose fetus developed microcephaly because of a Zika infection acquired in the United States, the territory’s health department said on Friday…” (McNeil, 5/13). Reuters: Puerto Rico reports…

Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Creates Public Health Emergency, New York Times Reports

New York Times: Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals “… ‘The death of a baby is our daily bread,’ said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring to the toll from Venezuela’s collapsing hospitals. The economic crisis in this country has exploded into…

Investments In Women’s, Girls’ Health Necessary To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: Women, Girls, and Global Goals: Why Ensuring Women’s and Girls’ Health and Rights Is Crucial to Achieving the SDGs Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, and Elizabeth Fox, USAID deputy maternal and child survival coordinator and director of the…

Integrated Care, Including TB, HIV Services, Vital For Health Of Women, Children

Huffington Post: Tackle TB to Reduce Maternal Deaths: No Time for Complacency Eric Goosby, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…There is immense opportunity presented by antenatal and mother and child health clinics for increasing access to TB and HIV services, and, thereby, reducing preventable mortality among mother and…

U.S. Should Invest In Efforts To End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths, Protect Children

Huffington Post: On Capitol Hill: Elevating the Voice of Children Anne Goddard, president and CEO of ChildFund International “…Millions of children in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas are confronting unspeakable hardship and daily dangers — physical abuse, inadequate nutrition and care, forced marriages, hazardous work, and so…

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