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Investing In Local Leaders ‘Most Promising Strategy’ To Save Lives Of Mothers, Children

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Why Are Women and Children Still Dying? Denise Raquel Dunning, founder and executive director of Let Girls Lead and Champions For Change, writes, “…Saving the lives of women and children takes financial resources, political will, and savvy advocates who are undaunted by the…

Public Health Experts Face Challenges In Reversing Malnutrition In Afghanistan

IRIN: Afghan malnutrition — the search for solutions “…[Malnutrition] affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children, killing thousands every year and leaving millions with permanent disabilities. … A government-backed report highlighted the extent of malnutrition in the country, yet experts say efforts to tackle the problem are hampered by…

El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Wrongly Jails Women, Rights Groups Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: El Salvador’s abortion ban puts women behind bars for decades “…[H]undreds of women [are] believed wrongly jailed in El Salvador for defying a ban on abortion, accused of inducing abortions when in fact they suffered miscarriages, stillbirths, or pregnancy complications, women’s rights groups say…” (Moloney, 11/11).

November 12 Marks World Pneumonia Day

Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia: World Pneumonia Day The Global Coalition “provides leadership for World Pneumonia Day and is comprised of over 140 NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies, and foundations. Pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health and yet a child dies from the infection every…

1 in 7 Pregnant Women In West Africa Risk Dying In Childbirth, Charities Say

News outlets report on assertions from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) that one in seven pregnant women in Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa could die due to overwhelmed hospitals and health workers’ fear of contracting the disease. The Guardian: One in seven pregnant women could die in Ebola-hit countries, say…

Devex Continues #HealthyMeans Series With Opinion Pieces On Health Care Access

Devex: Want to fight dengue effectively? Get access to communities with local volunteers Walter Cotte, under secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Devex: Universal health coverage: An empty promise without focusing on chronic diseases Katie Dain, executive director of the NCD Alliance Devex:…

PRB Releases Male Engagement Infographic

Population Reference Bureau: Male Engagement PRB released an infographic about how “engaging men as clients, partners, and agents of change can increase family planning use, improve health outcomes for men and women, strengthen families and communities, advance gender equality, and transform gender norms” (November 2014).