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Canada Must Keep Commitment To MCH, Urge Other Nations To Step Up Donations

Toronto Star: Efforts to improve child and maternal health must reach the most vulnerable Dave Toycen, president and CEO of World Vision Canada “…Canadian funds committed through the Muskoka Initiative have proved that it’s possible to reach women … and their children, even in the most remote contexts. But those…

Supporting Immunization Programs Is ‘Proven Investment In Future Generations’

Huffington Post: Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…At the World Health Assembly, the world’s health ministers recognized four decades of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), and in Brussels the GAVI Alliance kicked off its ambitious plan for…

Setting SDG Bar Too High Might ‘Kill The Spirit To Negotiate’

Al Jazeera America: U.N’s ambitious new development goals could fall flat James Reinl, multimedia journalist “…A failure to negotiate meaningful [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] will mark another failure of nations to come together on the most important global issues. Not only would that kill a useful deal, but it could…

Empowering Community HCWs Can Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality

Huffington Post: Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System Marion Roche, technical adviser at the Micronutrient Initiative “…[Community] health workers play a critical role in their communities and yet there is a shortage of skilled and supported health workers. … There are many complicated problems…

Canada Leading Efforts To Lower Preventable Deaths Among Women, Children

Opinion pieces address Canada’s work to prevent maternal and child deaths, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. National Post: Saving women and children in Tanzania, and around the world Laurie Hawn, member of parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Hermengild Mayunga, a senior consultant for the Tanzania Parliamentary…

Corporate, Consumer Responsibility Can Help Reduce Maternal, Child Deaths

TIME: Lessons From the Campaign That Vaccinated 100 Million Mothers Rownak Khan of UNICEF and Matthew Price, vice president of P&G “…Having already eliminated [maternal neonatal tetanus (MNT)] in 14 countries, we remain committed to continuing our efforts until we truly eradicate this fatal disease. Today, many companies are actively…

Cooperation, Partnership Needed To Reach WASH Goals

Devex: Why WASH matters as we tackle today’s water and sanitation crisis Darren Saywell, head of the WASH program at Plan International USA “…Recognizing that countries and organizations achieve more by working together, Sanitation and Water for All provides a transparent, accountable and results-oriented framework for action based on our…

Move Mental Health Up On Global Health, Development Agenda

Huffington Post: Global Health Must Include Mental Health Craig and Marc Kielburger, co-founders of Free The Children “…Mental health challenges are a significant barrier to economic and social development around the world. Resources and expertise are extremely limited, creating a huge gap between the need and the ability to treat.…

HIV PrEP Faces Psychological, Financial Obstacles

New York Times: Are We Ready for HIV’s Sexual Revolution? Donald McNeil, science and health reporter for the New York Times “The FDA has taken a drug — Truvada — that was approved for HIV treatment in 2004, and approved it for prevention, a use called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.…

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