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Measles Infection Possibly Weakens Immune System For Several Years; Researchers Urge Vaccination To Protect Children From Other Diseases

News outlets report on a study published in the journal Science showing measles infections can have long-term negative effects on children’s immune systems. Los Angeles Times: Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles “Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids’ immune systems for several weeks…

Gates Foundation Wraps Up Global Partners Forum, Announces Child Health Surveillance Network

Humanosphere: Bill and Melinda Gates move to bolster global health basics Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson discusses the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s three-day Global Partners Forum held this week in Seattle, Washington, and highlights the foundation’s announcement of the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) network…

U.N. Calls For More Midwifery Training On International Day Of The Midwife

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. says more midwife training will help tackle maternity and child deaths “Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater…

Cooperative Efforts Underway To Vaccinate Children In Sudan Amid Measles Outbreak

VOA News: In Sudan, Aid Groups Struggle With Massive Measles Outbreak “Aid agencies are struggling to contain a massive measles outbreak in Sudan. The Ministry of Health is leading a United Nations and international effort to vaccinate eight million children under age five against the sometimes fatal disease, which so…

Midwives Can Help Improve Maternal Health, Benefiting Whole Of Society

Huffington Post: Celebrating Midwives, Givers of Life Isabella Lövin, minister of the Swedish International Development Cooperation “…Our hope is that Midwives4all.org will take on a life of its own and engage, inspire, and stimulate debate about the central role that midwives play in strengthening the health and rights of women…

CSIS Report Examines U.S.-Tanzania Bilateral Cooperation On MCH, Immunization Activities

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Targeting Big Results in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health “In February 2015, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center led a delegation to Tanzania to examine U.S.-Tanzania bilateral cooperation on maternal, neonatal, and child health and the ways in which U.S.-funded programs complement immunization activities…

More Midwives Will Help World Reach Development, Health Targets

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Midwives Are More than Midwifery Stembile Mugore, senior adviser for health sector performance and sustainability at IntraHealth International, discusses the global shortage of midwives, writing, “The world needs more midwives to reduce preventable maternal deaths, to prevent debilitating reproductive health conditions such as obstetric fistula, to achieve…