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Advocacy Vital To Protecting, Increasing Foreign Assistance For Global Health

Christian Post: Why Christians Should Support Foreign Development Aid Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands and director of the Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide “…We know we have the possibility of making poverty history, ending mother and child deaths. And ending AIDS, TB,…

CDC Blog Post Recognizes World Birth Defects Day

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Birth Defects Day 2017 Raises Global Awareness of Birth Defects Jennifer Williams of the CDC’s Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders discusses World Birth Defects Day, which takes place annually on March 3 and aims to “raise global awareness of birth defects and increase opportunities…

India Can End Malnutrition With Political Will, Commitment Of Resources

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end this scourge Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation, discusses the links among nutrition and improved health, better education, and economic growth, with a…

Despite Challenges, CDC, Other Global Health Agencies Administer Childhood Immunizations In Effort To Eradicate Polio In Nigeria

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Maintains Vigilance to Eradicate Polio in Northern Nigeria Chimeremma Denis Nnadi, an epidemiologist in the Polio Eradication Branch of the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses his work with the Global Immunization team in Nigeria, which “is closer than ever to eradicating polio.” Nnadi notes the…

‘Global Health Community Must Work Together’ To Achieve Goals Of Global Vaccine Action Plan

The Lancet: Reaching everyone, everywhere with life-saving vaccines Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO; Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF; and…

1.4M Children Face Potential Famine In 4 Conflict-Hit Nations, UNICEF Warns

Agence France-Presse: 1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF “Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday…” (2/20). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF warns that 1.4 million children could die from…

Blog Series To Examine Importance Of Achieving Gender Equality, SDG 5

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: She Succeeds, We Succeed: Empowering Girls and Women to Achieve Global Goals Louise Iverson, assistant director of the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, discusses the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5, “achieve gender equality and empower all women…

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