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Simplified Antibiotic Regimen Can Effectively Treat Sick Babies, Studies Show

News outlets report on results from two studies — one in The Lancet and another in The Lancet Global Health — that suggest that a simplified antibiotic regimen can effectively treat sick babies. HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report: Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations “Newborns and young…

Children In Need Of Protection In Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N., NGOs Warn

Al Jazeera America: U.N., NGOs decry humanitarian crisis in Yemen “As a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen entered its seventh day on Wednesday, international organizations and relief agencies expressed alarm at the rising number of civilian deaths, many of them children, and the increasingly dire humanitarian crisis unfolding…” (Kutsch,…

Special Issue Shares Experience Of Scaling Up Maternal, Newborn Health Care In Uganda

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How to Bend the Curve on Newborn Mortality — Key Learnings from Uganda Peter Waiswa, Ugandan medical doctor and health systems researcher; Stefan Swartling Peterson, public health physician and professor of Global Health at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, and Makerere University; and Mariam…

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance Aims To Immunize 300M More Children

Huffington Post: Be Bold: How Gavi Will Immunize Another 300 Million Children Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General for the Nordic Council of Ministers and Chair of the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Board “A challenge stands before us: ensuring immunization of the world’s poorest children. If we as global citizens can meet…

FGM Continues To Occur In Thailand’s Muslim South, Despite WHO Ban

The Guardian: In Thailand’s Muslim south, authorities turn a blind eye to FGM “Female genital mutilation, banned by the WHO, seems to be common in the three Muslim-majority southern provinces, but officials are taking no action…” (Paluch, 4/1).

WaterAid Seeks To Grant Pregnant Women Access To Clean Water, Sanitation

Huffington Post: Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here’s Who’s Helping Them Eleanor Goldberg, editor of HuffPost Impact “…Every year, nearly half a million babies in the developing world die before they turn 1 month old because they’re born into unhygienic conditions, a new study…

International Community Should Fund Relief Of Syria

Huffington Post: Future Being Made Now for Syria’s Children William Lambers, author and blogger “On Tuesday, a conference will be held in Kuwait to raise funds to feed the starving people of Syria. … Today, there are millions of Syrian children whose future…hangs in the balance with what we do,…

Berlin Meeting Brings Together Maternal Immunization Stakeholders

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Maternal Immunization: Partners Convene to Align on Way Forward Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the outcomes of a recent stakeholder meeting in Berlin, Germany to discuss the “challenges, knowledge gaps, and potential impact of maternal immunization”…