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WHO Validates Cuba As First Nation To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission

News outlets report on the WHO’s validation of Cuba as the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission. Agence France-Presse: Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV “Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World…

UNICEF Highlights Impacts Of Conflict On Children In War-Torn Regions

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: One in ten children endure conflict “The UNICEF report entitled ‘Children between the Frontlines’ and unveiled in Berlin on Tuesday said that 230 million children were subjected last year to severe human rights violations in 23 conflict regions around the world. The trauma was especially severe in…

Amid Ongoing War, Children In Yemen Face Increasing Risk Of Disease, Malnutrition, UNICEF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N. “Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country’s health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia, and diarrhea, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 6/30).…

Children Bear Brunt Of Violence In Iraq; Millions Need Assistance, UNICEF Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Year of sustained violence across Iraq has hit children hardest, U.N. says “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 percent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as…

SDGs Must Do More To Reach Most Vulnerable Children

The Conversation: How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world’s poorest children Anna Childs, deputy director for International Development at The Open University “…There has been a massive leap in learning since the Millennium Development Goals were established, not least in how to define, collect, and analyze data. [UNICEF’s Progress…

CFR Blog Posts Highlight Gender Equality, Health Systems Strengthening In Development Agenda

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals Rachel Vogelstein, director and senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, discusses targets for the equality of women and girls in the SDG framework. “…The comprehensive gender equality targets included in the SDG zero draft…

Blog Outlines Six Strategies To Help Women In Developing Countries With FP/RH Needs

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: What women, girls and their partners want Angela Mutunga, the East Africa program adviser for Advance Family Planning, discusses six strategies for helping women in developing countries prevent unwanted pregnancies and protect their health (6/24).