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USAID To Shift $2.9B In Maternal, Child Health Funding To Target 24 High-Risk Countries

News outlets report on developments surrounding the “Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths” meeting, held Wednesday and sponsored by USAID and the governments of Ethiopia and India, in collaboration with UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners. Devex: What USAID’s $2.9B maternal and…

UNICEF Urges Child Protection As Focus In International Development

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: Governments must do more to protect the rights of children “A new UNICEF report says violence and poverty are major factors affecting children’s well-being in both poor and rich countries. The document urges governments and businesses to do more to protect the rights of minors…” (6/25).

PBS NewsHour Profiles Guatemala’s Malnutrition Crisis

PBS NewsHour discusses malnutrition in Guatemala and the country’s efforts to address the problem. PBS NewsHour: How Guatemala finally ‘woke up’ to its malnutrition crisis “…Nearly 50 percent of Guatemala’s children are malnourished, which often leads to physical and mental stunting. … Until a few years ago, Guatemala’s high society…

Opinion Pieces Address Efforts To End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding child survival and the “Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths” meeting that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. GlobalPost: Building on a movement for maternal, newborn, and child survival Kate Rogers, senior program manager for Committing to Child…

Mapping Maternal, Child HIV Transmission Could Bolster Support For Programs, Shah Says

Devex: USAID chief: Put maternal and childhood HIV on the map “The global health community could be ‘under-reporting and under-recognizing’ HIV prevalence as a cause of child death due to a growing gap between child and adult diagnosis and treatment, according to an expert panel who spoke in Washington, D.C.,…

U.S., Other Nations Unite To Improve Child, Maternal Survival

The following opinion pieces address child survival and “Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths,” a meeting taking place today in Washington, D.C., to mark the two-year anniversary of the “Child Survival Call to Action” and the launch of “Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed” –…

U.S. Must Continue Leadership To End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths

The Hill: The U.S. child survival summit is a booster shot to a healthy future Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance “…While we have made great progress together [on ending preventable maternal, newborn and child death], there still is a long way to go. That is what is so…

Event Highlights Need To Improve Access To Pediatric HIV Medicines

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Targeting the pediatric HIV treatment gap, speeding drug development, imagining a world of equitable treatment access, the Medicines Patent Pool aims for breakthroughs Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes…

2M Children Under Five Die Each Year In Central, Western Africa, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: Two million under-fives die each year in central, west Africa “Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for almost a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the U.N. children’s agency said Sunday…” (6/22).

Syria’s Polio Vaccination Campaign Reaches 1.4 Million Children

Washington Post: Polio vaccine effort in Syria reaches 1.4 million children as volunteers brave violence “Despite grave danger, a campaign to combat the spread of polio in rebel-held Syria has been surprisingly successful, with volunteers inoculating about 1.4 million children since the beginning of the year…” (Root, 6/22).