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Several Congressional Staffers Note Dispute Between Congress, White House Over Administration’s Proposal To Eliminate State Department’s Office Of Global Women’s Issues

Foreign Policy: In Trump’s Plan to Gut Foreign Aid, Battle Lines Drawn Over Global Women’s Issues “Women’s issues remain a heated area for debate in Washington as the federal budget battle plays out. And there’s a crucial office in the State Department now facing its own existential battle amid Trump’s…

1.4M Children In Somalia At Risk Of Acute Malnutrition, UNICEF Warns

Reuters: Acute malnutrition surges in Somali children: UNICEF “Some 1.4 million children in drought-hit Somalia are projected to suffer acute malnutrition this year, 50 percent more than estimated in January, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 5/2).

Global Community Should Ensure ‘All Children Have Access To All Essential Vaccines’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Extending the promise of health to all children, everywhere Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…By helping children in low- and middle-income countries avoid disabling and life-threatening diseases, we are ensuring that hundreds of millions of people will…

AAP/CDC Project Aims To Help Pediatricians Immunize All Children

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Vaccines Work: Leaving No Child Behind — How Pediatricians Can Contribute to Global Vaccine Coverage In a guest post, Louis Z. Cooper, past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), discusses global immunization coverage, noting that 19 million children worldwide do not receive vaccinations. He…

Immunizations Save Lives, Increase Economic Productivity

Devex: Opinion: Embrace the facts — not the myths — about vaccines Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health, and vice chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Immunization is actually one of the most incredible scientific innovations, and has contributed hugely to…

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