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Saving Newborns Involves Implementing ‘5 Simple Steps’

Huffington Post: The 5 Easiest Things We Can Do to Save Newborns Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF “…Experts in the field have taught us that the first 24 hours of life are critical to a baby’s survival. About a third of all newborn deaths…

Ambitious Targets, Common Vision Needed To End Malnutrition

Huffington Post: Development Goals Must Adapt to New Nutrition Challenges Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition “…One of the areas that the MDG’s largely overlooked was nutrition. Yet, good nutrition underpins the achievement of almost every development goal — from reducing child mortality and boosting…

Congress To Address Influx Of Central American Children, Adults Into U.S.

Inter Press Service: U.S. Urged to Put Development Aid over Border Security “…Many potential solutions have been tabled as to how the federal government should handle the unprecedented influx [of tens of thousands of Central American children and adults that continue to cross the U.S. southern border]. Yet these strategies,…

Mobile Technology Being Used To Improve MCH In Asia

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Asia Unbound”: Cell Phones — The Future of Rural Health Care in South Asia In a guest post, Becky Allen, the women and foreign policy intern at CFR, and Jenna Karp, the global health governance intern at CFR, discuss how mobile technology is being used to…

Huffington Post Profiles Ethiopian Girl’s Experience With Early Marriage

Huffington Post: ‘I Will Keep Very Strong': An Ethiopian Girl Fights to Delay Marriage U.N. Women “…According to the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey, the Afar Region has the second-highest child marriage prevalence in the country. Many parents insist their daughters marry early, fearing the girls might otherwise become…

First 1,000 Days Will Shape Child’s Nutrition, Education, Future

Huffington Post: 1,000 Days Ed Gragert, director of the Global Campaign for Education-US “…The Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) is committed to ensuring that all young people worldwide have access to a quality education. But, unless a young person enters school healthy and ready to learn, with both a preschool…

Africa’s Child Population To Grow Significantly

BBC: Africa’s young to swell to 1bn by 2050, says UNICEF “Africa’s under-18 population will swell by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, a new U.N. report says. The findings show a ‘massive shift in the world’s child population towards Africa,’ it says. Its projections indicate that by…

American Global Health Efforts ‘Worth Celebrating’

Roll Call: Something to Celebrate: America’s Lifesaving Work Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS “Dire headlines from around the globe and polls showing a record-breaking plunge in the public’s confidence in our Supreme Court, Congress and the office of the president may make the average American want to throw up their…