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Malawi Former President Banda Discusses Maternal Health Challenges In Africa In Wilson Center Interview

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: President Joyce Banda Talks About Her Time in Office & Sensitizing African Leaders to Maternal Health Challenges Schuyler Null, editor in chief of “New Security Beat,” discusses an interview conducted by Roger-Mark De Souza, director of population, environmental security…

MCC Investments Aim To Reduce Stunting, Promote Child Health In Indonesia

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia Amit Chandra, an emergency physician and a 2015-2017 AAAS Science and Technology policy fellow serving as a health systems strengthening adviser for the MCC, discusses the importance of MCC’s investment of $134.2 million to reduce stunting in Indonesia…

Colombia Conducts More Rigorous Case Reviews To Determine Zika-Linked Birth Defects

Wall Street Journal: Colombia’s Careful Approach Leads to Slower Reporting of Zika-Linked Defects “Cases of brain abnormalities in babies linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been revised lower in Brazil, but are on the rise in neighboring Colombia. … Colombia took a far more cautious approach [than Brazil] –…

Philippines Supreme Court’s Restraining Order On Reproductive Health Law Will Hinder Achievement Of Government’s Demographic, Health, Economic Goals

Inter Press Service: Family Planning in the Philippines: Stalled Again Barry Mirkin, former chief of the Population Policy Section of the United Nations Population Division “With the landslide victory of the tough talking … Roberto Duterte to the presidency of the Philippines in May 2016, news reports of the South-East…

Gavi, Education Above All Foundation Working Together To Reach SDGs In Cross-Sectoral Partnership

Devex: Education Above All, Gavi reach underserved communities with education and immunization “…Two groups that have come together to set the pace in [a cross-sectoral] partnership are the Education Above All Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that works to increase educational opportunities for underserved communities and fragile states, and Gavi, the…

New WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines Encourage More Health Care Visits For Pregnant Women

Devex: New WHO guidelines signal greater focus on antenatal care experience “…In the [new WHO antenatal care] guidelines released in November, the WHO now recommends eight contacts with health services instead of four over the course of a woman’s pregnancy. This shift provides more opportunity for women to meet with…

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