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Canada Pledges $3.5B To MCH Initiative; Melinda Gates, Others Speak At Summit

News outlets report on Canada’s renewed support for an international maternal and child health initiative, as well as speakers at the Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. Canadian Press/Hamilton Spectator: Gates backs Harper plan to help world’s poorest “One half of the world’s most powerful philanthropic couple praised Stephen Harper’s…

Canada Should Continue Efforts To Reduce Preventable Maternal, Child Mortality

Globe and Mail: These women and children don’t have to die Rosemary McCarney, president and CEO of Plan Canada, and Dorothy Shaw, vice president of medical affairs at B.C. Women’s Hospital in Vancouver; both co-chairs of the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health “…Major progress has been made…

Kenyan AIDS Services Assess Funding Streams

Key Correspondents: No cause for panic as Kenya faces steep cuts to AIDS funding “…‘I am not sure where that notion is coming from that PEPFAR are withdrawing, it’s not true. They, plus the Global Fund, continue to be our partners. For example, we have just signed a USD 495…

Invest In Services For Mothers, Children To Prepare For Natural Disasters

Huffington Post: When Life Gets Tough, Moms Get Tougher Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children “…Whether in the United States or the Philippines, all mothers strive to ensure that their children are protected and healthy when a disaster strikes. Fortunately, our evidence shows that we can save…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 244 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes commentaries on the Global Fund’s new funding model, among other things (5/28).

Critics Express Frustration Over Canadian PM’s MCH Initiatives

News outlets report on criticism expressed over Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s maternal and child health initiatives, as the country prepares to host the Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Harper’s Maternal Health Pledge For Poor Countries Polarizes At Home “One polarizing question will hover over…

Global Fund-WHO Partnership Aims To Fill Gap In Technical Assistance

Devex: How the new Global Fund-WHO partnership will work “Soon, World Health Organization experts will be providing technical assistance to country teams and civil society groups looking to secure grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund last year launched a new funding model…

Bill Gates Slows Pace Of His Giving To Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New York Times: As His Foundation Has Grown, Gates Has Slowed His Donations “Bill Gates, who as the richest American has become one of the foremost advocates of philanthropy, has reduced the pace of his own giving to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over the last decade…” (Smith, 5/26).

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