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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…

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…

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…

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).

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…

U.S. Foreign Assistance Reforms Must Be Written Into Law, Former Congressman Says

Devex: U.S. aid reforms lack staying power, says former congressman “U.S. foreign assistance has seen some notable successes — and a few failures — during the last six years, but for progress to be sustained it needs to be written into law, Jim Kolbe, honorary co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign…