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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…

PEPFAR, CIFF Partner To Increase Acccess To HIV Treatment For Children In Africa

UNAIDS: New initiative announced to expand access to treatment for children in Africa “The United States government has recently announced that the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is planning to significantly increase the number of children who have…

Ethiopia’s Decriminalization Of Abortion Helping To Reduce Maternal Deaths

IRIN: Ethiopia’s game-changing abortion law “After decades battling high maternal death rates — at least a third of which were due to botched abortions — Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives.…

Addressing Breastfeeding For Mothers With HIV

Huffington Post: What World Breastfeeding Week Means for HIV Positive Mothers Anna Coutsoudis, public health specialist “The last 20 years or so have been very difficult years for HIV-infected mothers and health-care workers because of the huge dilemma around infant feeding. Mothers faced the situation of a chance of infecting…

Secondary Education Can Improve Women, Children’s Health, Studies Find

Humanosphere: The remarkable impact of secondary education on women’s health Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses findings from two recent studies that support the claim that “secondary education might be the best way to improve the health of both mothers and their children” (8/7).

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).