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Prioritizing Adolescent Reproductive Health Becomes Crucial Initiative In Kenya

Huffington Post: Advancing Adolescent Health and Rights: Kenya Can Lead the Way Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) representative to Kenya “On 17 February 2015 in Nairobi, the President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, a passionate advocate for the advancement of youth and empowerment of young people, presided over the…

Conference Discusses Maternal Mortality, Reproductive Health MDGs In Nigeria

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria: Surveying the Field Katrina Braxton, program assistant for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, summarizes a videoconference that took place in both Abuja, Nigeria, and Washington, D.C., on December 17, during which…

Global Community Must End FGM

Huffington Post: Act Now to End FGM Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation “Every year, in Africa alone, three million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation. That’s about 8,000 every day. … At IPPF we look for a comprehensive approach to tackle FGM — from…

Religious Ideology Should Not Restrict Women’s Access To Modern Contraceptives

Project Syndicate: Population and the Pope Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne “…Providing [women worldwide] with access to contraception would help them plan their lives as they wish, weaken demand for abortion, reduce maternal deaths, give children a better start…

U.S. Investment In Global Immunizations Can Protect Americans, Children Worldwide

Los Angeles Times: The measles outbreaks that matter the most aren’t happening here Andrea Gay, executive director of children’s health at the United Nations Foundation and a member of the Measles & Rubella Initiative “…There are still millions of children around the world who don’t have access to the measles…

More Than 700K Children Treated For Intestinal Worms In Vietnam

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Success in Vietnam: More than 700,000 School Children Treated! Alex Gordon, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes, “Over the span of two months, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, together with World Vision Australia, treated more than…

$300M World Bank Loan To Bangladesh Will Help Improve Child Nutrition

Reuters: Bangladesh to get $300 million World Bank loan for child health “Bangladesh is to get a $300 million loan from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) to help improve child nutrition after a deal was signed on Monday. The project will provide financial help to about 600,000 of…

U.S. Should Lead By Example In Efforts To Immunize Children Worldwide

Huffington Post: The Consensus Around Vaccines Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF “The current measles outbreak in the U.S. raises serious concerns — not just from a domestic public health standpoint, but from a global one as well. … Every year, globally, 1.5 million…