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Fathers Play Important Roles In Maternal, Child Health

Huffington Post: On Taking Time to Be a Father Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA executive director “…Today, I am a father of five grown children and grandfather of four grandchildren. I have witnessed first-hand the time and care that goes into giving children the best start in life. So this week, as…

News Outlets Examine Violence Against Children In South Sudan Conflict

International Business Times: South Sudan Violence: 129 Children Killed In May; Girls Raped And Boys Castrated, Says U.N. “A South Sudanese military spokesperson reportedly questioned the credibility of a statement issued Wednesday by [UNICEF], in which it alleged that at least 129 children were killed during clashes between government and…

Obama Should Link U.S. Africa Policy To Health Of Women, Girls

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Obama’s Kenya Trip Should Elevate Focus on Women and Girls Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses President Obama’s upcoming trip to Africa and writes, “the President could cement a lasting legacy by explicitly linking U.S.…

India’s Malnutrition Rates Higher Among Girls Than Boys, According To Studies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Little girls bear the brunt in India’s vicious cycle of malnutrition “…Despite India’s economic boom over the last two decades, 46 percent of its children under five are underweight, 48 percent are stunted, and 25 percent are wasted, according to the latest government figures. But what is…

Annual Development Assistance For Health In Developing Countries Up Since 1990, But Dips From 2013 To 2014, Study Shows

News outlets highlight a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation published Tuesday in JAMA that examines trends in global health development aid to low-income nations. HealthDay News: Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study “There has been an increase in health-related development assistance to low-income…

Report Examines Relationship Among Child Marriage, Adolescent Health, Climate Change

BMJ Blogs: Jocalyn Clark: The surprising links between child marriage, climate change, and health Jocalyn Clark, executive editor at icddr,b, discusses a recent “Human Rights Watch report, focused on Bangladesh, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world (a full 30 percent of females in…