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More Efforts Needed To Sustain Decreasing Stunting Rates In Timor-Leste, Experts Say

Huffington Post: Stunting Stalls in Timor-Leste, Exposing ‘Human Infrastructure’ Investment Gap “New data indicate that stunting among under-five children is being reduced in Timor-Leste, but experts warn much greater investment is needed in areas such as micronutrient supplementation, salt iodization, and education to bring levels down further…” (Knight, 6/3).

Japan Agrees To Provide Food, Medical Aid To N. Korea With Caveats

Kyodo News International/GlobalPost: N. Korea asked Japan for food, medical aid in talks in May “During talks last week in Sweden, North Korea asked Japan to provide it with food and medical supplies, and Tokyo agreed as long as the assistance was provided through nongovernmental organizations or private-sector entities, a…

Humanitarian Aid From WTO, Russia, Norway Arrives In Flooded Serbia

Xinhua/Shanghai Daily: WTO, Russia, Norway send humanitarian aid for Serbian flood victims “Urgent humanitarian aid containing medical equipment, medicines, water filtration systems and reservoirs on Tuesday arrived at Belgrade airport to help Serbia cope with the consequences of the heavy floods that hit country in mid-May…” (6/4).

Provision Mandating Food Aid Be Shipped On U.S.-Flagged Ships Would Hurt Efficiency

Seattle Times: Protect U.S. food aid from the shipping industry Rick Steves, travel writer and member of Bread for the World “…Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a provision, hidden inside Coast Guard reauthorization bill H.R. 4005, … [that] mandates that 75 percent — an increase from 50…

Midwifery Report Provides Outline To Broaden Maternal, Child Health Care In LMICs

The following opinion pieces address the availability of midwifery care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as well as the “State of the World’s Midwifery 2014” report. Huffington Post: Midwives: An Essential Resource for Ensuring Safer Deliveries Ward Cates, president emeritus of FHI 360, and Patsy Bailey, senior scientist with…

‘World Needs To Ensure’ Women, Infants Survive Pregnancy, Childbirth

Huffington Post: Healthy Babies Michael Møller, acting director general of United Nations Office at Geneva “…Babies should be born healthy and the world needs to ensure this happens. … The public launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan will be in Johannesburg at the end of June. Experts here in…

Bringing Sustainable Energy To More Than 1B People Will Improve Health, Development

Huffington Post: An Overlooked Health Challenge — and Opportunity Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “Parents everywhere want their children to grow up safe and healthy — but more than one billion people face health risks simply because they don’t have modern energy services. … We…

Secretary Kerry Provides Remarks At 2014 PEPFAR Annual Meeting

U.S. Department of State: Remarks for 2014 PEPFAR Annual Meeting in Durban, South Africa The department presents video remarks from Secretary of State John Kerry for the 2014 PEPFAR annual meeting in Durban, South Africa (6/3).

Gates Foundation Announces Winners For Grand Challenges Exploration Grants

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas for Big Shifts in Global Health Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery & translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announces the Phase I and II winners for the foundation’s Grand Challenges Exploration grants,…

Letter Asks U.N. SG Not To Appoint Ugandan Official As Head Of General Assembly

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With Uganda foreign minister set to lead United Nations General Assembly, human rights, HIV treatment advocates urge action Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses an open letter addressed to…

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