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Empower Women By Including Them In All Aspects Of Society

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Why Moms Matter to U.S. Foreign Policy U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell highlights stories of mothers worldwide who “counter violent extremism,” “promote health and well-being,” and “inspire champions for equality,” writing, “So on Mother’s Day — and every day — we can…

PATH Launches New Fundraising Campaign, Works With Gates Foundation

Humanosphere: PATH on a ‘new’ campaign for global health equity Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson writes, “…[W]atch out for more talk of ‘global health equity’ — the buzz phrase of the moment and the theme of PATH’s annual breakfast and a new $100 million fundraising campaign…” He also…

U.N. Says Emergency Funding For Nepal Slow To Arrive Nearly 2 Weeks After Earthquake; Humanitarian Aid Distribution, Vaccination, Continue

Agence France-Presse: Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak “Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month’s massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease…” (5/6). IRIN: Are mothers and children missing out on Nepal aid?…

Measles Infection Possibly Weakens Immune System For Several Years; Researchers Urge Vaccination To Protect Children From Other Diseases

News outlets report on a study published in the journal Science showing measles infections can have long-term negative effects on children’s immune systems. Los Angeles Times: Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles “Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids’ immune systems for several weeks…

Gates Foundation Wraps Up Global Partners Forum, Announces Child Health Surveillance Network

Humanosphere: Bill and Melinda Gates move to bolster global health basics Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson discusses the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s three-day Global Partners Forum held this week in Seattle, Washington, and highlights the foundation’s announcement of the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) network…

U.N. Calls For More Midwifery Training On International Day Of The Midwife

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. says more midwife training will help tackle maternity and child deaths “Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater…