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East African Community States Behind In Reaching MDGs 4, 5, Forum Chair Says

Xinhua News: East Africa lagging in MDGs 4 and 5: regional assembly “The East African Parliament on Thursday said that the East African Community (EAC) partner states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Four and Five on child and maternal health. The East African Inter-Parliamentary Forum…

Maternal, Newborn Health ‘Intimately Linked’; Services Should Be Integrated

Healthy Newborn Network: Over 28,000 deaths in the first day of life in Bangladesh reminds the urgency of MNH services integration Mohammod Shahidullah, professor and chair in the Department of Neonatology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), discusses the link between maternal and newborn health, and how “integrated service…

Brazilian Organization Serves As Model For ‘Holistic’ Anti-Poverty Programs

Huffington Post: An Action Plan to Help Sick Kids Break out of Poverty Hans Hickler of Brazil Child Health “Brazil Child Health (known in Brazil by its Portuguese name, Associação Saúde Criança) supports underserved, poor women with chronically sick children and their families. Most of these families live in the…

India Continues To Make Progress In Family Planning

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Report shows progress on India’s Family Planning commitment Jyoti Vajpayee, senior program officer of family planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India, discusses the progress India has made on its “commitment to include family planning as a central element of its…

November 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2014 WHO Bulletin includes news and research articles on various topics, as well as editorials on climate change and health, and health in ASEAN nations (November 2014).

Family Planning, Contraception Play Important Roles In Development, Climate Change

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding family planning and contraceptives. Huffington Post U.K.: Hopes and Dreams: It’s Time to Act Michael Holscher, deputy chief executive officer at Marie Stopes International “…Contraception brings about hope. It brings health — for women and for entire families. It brings choice and personal…