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Event Provides Opportunity To Discuss MNCH Approaches

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: A challenge that sparks innovation and saves lives Nick Taylor, GHTC’s senior program assistant, discusses DevelopmentxChange 2014, an event that took place in Washington, D.C. last week sponsored by the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development program. Taylor writes it served as “an opportunity…

Breastfeeding Must Have Place In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: World Breastfeeding Week: Looking Beyond 2015 Ellen Piwoz, senior program officer in the nutrition division of the Global Development Program at the Foundation, discusses breastfeeding and its importance within the post-2015 development agenda (8/6).

PEPFAR, CIFF Launch Initiative To Expand Children’s Access To HIV Treatment

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Launch $200 million Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative (ACT) to Save Lives “[Wednesday], the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the Children’s…

Stigma Associated With HIV Adversely Affects Children In Senegal

Inter Press Service: Children, the Biggest Losers in Senegal’s Fight Against AIDS “Children living with HIV in Senegal suffer because of the taboo associated with this disease in a country which is, however, praised for its fight against the pandemic…” (Cru, 8/2).

Gates Blog Discusses Importance Of Breastfeeding

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: 5 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Matters In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, which takes place August 1-7, Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, discusses five reasons why breastfeeding is important for health (7/29).

Improving Maternal Health Part Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Of MDGs

Devex: Protecting the health of mothers when they need it most Andris Piebalgs, E.U. commissioner for development “… Improving maternal health is among the most challenging of the Millennium Development Goals and overall progress on reducing maternal mortality is slow. … Soon, the U.N. process will enter into intergovernmental negotiations.…

Ending FGM, Child Marriage Depends On Increased Momentum, Support

Huffington Post: Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere Patrick Davies, deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Washington “…We know that this campaign [to end female genital mutilation and child marriage] can’t be driven by government action alone. I firmly believe we can all play a part…

News Outlets Report On U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Discuss Health-Related Issues Facing Africa

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, taking place in Washington, D.C., continues, news outlets report on the summit’s proceedings and discuss health-related issues facing Africa. The Hill: Attacking ‘a hidden, deadly’ issue “More than 250,000 women die each year in Africa from maternal complications, constituting 51 percent of the world’s maternal deaths. Preventing maternal and…

GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Drug-resistant malaria, MDGs, World Breastfeeding Week, LHHS appropriations, and more Nick Taylor, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights “some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week” (8/4).

Nigeria Approves Funding For Maternal, Child Health

The Guardian/AllAfrica: Nigeria: Govt Approves Subsidies for Pregnant Women, Children, Health Care Funding “The federal government has approved the implementation of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) subsidy funding for pregnant women and children under the age of five year[s]. The measure is aimed at enlarging the number of beneficiaries of the…