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Lives Saved Scorecard Aims To Connect Investments, Number Of Child Deaths Averted

Devex: Where do you rank on saving children’s lives? “…As the third International Conference on Financing for Development kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, [Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for financing the health Millennium Development Goals,] is trying to make that picture clearer for one of development’s central goals: saving…

Gavi Announces Support For Immunization Programs, Health Systems In Ebola-Hit West Africa

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance: Gavi to support rebuilding of immunization programs in Ebola-affected countries “Plans to rebuild immunization services wrecked by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will form the first stage of Gavi’s Ebola investment support and will ensure that hundreds of thousands of children who…

Ahead Of World Population Day, IntraHealth Highlights Stories Of Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Happy World Population Day, to All Seven Billion of Us Ahead of World Population Day on July 11, Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International, highlights “10 stories on the emergencies, tragedies, and successes [of health workers] of the past year” (7/8).

Drought In North Korea Threatens WASH Access, Children’s Health, UNICEF Says

Reuters: Drought puts N.Korean children’s lives at risk — UNICEF “A severe drought in North Korea is putting the lives of children at risk and many are in serious danger of disease and malnutrition, the U.N. children’s agency said on Wednesday. UNICEF said in a statement that there had been…

Malnutrition, Stunting Could Worsen Among Nepal’s Children Following 2 Earthquakes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Quake-hit Nepal gears up to tackle stunting in children “…A 2011 government study showed that more than 40 percent of Nepal’s under-five-year-olds were stunted, showing that the country’s child malnutrition rate was one of the world’s highest. Experts say the two quakes, which killed 8,895 people and…