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Opinion Pieces Address Maternal, Child Health

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding maternal and child health. Huffington Post: Not Just Baby Steps: Global Action Gives All Newborns a Fighting Chance to Survive and Thrive Katie Taylor, deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health “…This week, USAID is joining a global movement to give…

‘Unsung Heroes’ Provide Hope For Children In War-Torn CAR

CNN: Why children in Central African Republic should matter to us all Mia Farrow, UNICEF goodwill ambassador “…Within Central African Republic, every system has crumbled. Malnutrition and disease stalk children. … Yet in the midst of this grim scenario, there are unsung heroes: Doctors and health workers are risking their…

Global Action Plan For Newborns Announced At MNCH Partners’ Forum

World Health Organization: Landmark global action plan outlines strategy to prevent 2.9 million newborn deaths “…New financial, policy, and private sector commitments to save newborn lives from 40 partners [are] to be announced at 2014 Partners’ Forum. Investments in quality care at birth could save the lives of three million…

Blog Posts Highlight Maternal, Child Health Efforts In Nepal, Rwanda

Two “Impatient Optimists” blog posts discuss maternal and child health. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health: Saving Lives in Nepal Praveen Mishra, secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population in Nepal, discusses factors that contribute to Nepal’s success in maternal and…

Sudanese Children Facing Crisis, UNICEF Says

Voice of America: U.N.: Millions of Sudan’s Children Facing Acute Crisis “The U.N. Children’s Fund said Sudan today is home to one of the biggest children’s crises in the world. UNICEF warns conflict, displacement, and underdevelopment are putting children at risk of death, disease, and disability…”

Meeting In S. Africa Prompts Media Coverage Of Issues Surrounding Maternal, Child Health

News outlets report on the Partners’ Forum 2014, sponsored by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and taking place this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as other issues surrounding maternal and child health. Agence France-Presse: High-birth Niger strives to lower maternal mortality “…The West African…

Lancet Series On Midwifery Lays Foundation For Improving Access To Midwives

Huffington Post: Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be in the Heart of Decision-Making Petra ten Hoope-Bender, director of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health at ICS Integrare, and Sheetal Sharma, research associate at ICS Integrare “…I have been working as the coordinator for the Lancet Midwifery Series, which was…

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Higher Among Women With HIV/AIDS In Africa

Inter Press Service: Maternal Deaths Due to HIV a Grim Reality “…In spite of the huge advances in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Africa, experts are concerned that these have not matched other pillars needed to eliminate maternal mortality caused by HIV and AIDS. … The risk of…

USAID Promotes Women’s, Girls’ Rights

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: If You ‘Let Girls Learn,’ You Save Lives Too Chris Thomas, a communications adviser in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID, writes about the agency’s efforts to promote women’s and girls’ rights. “…USAID Assistant Administrator Ariel Pablos-Mendez said by coupling family planning investments with…

Panelists Discuss Diagnosis, Treatment For Pediatric AIDS Patients

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: While a baby in Mississippi proves what science can do, just a third of HIV-infected children get the treatment they need, leading to the question: What will it take? Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the…