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News Outlets Continue To Discuss New Report Examining Disparities In Child Survival

News outlets discuss a new report from Save the Children, titled “Lottery of Birth.” Devex: The ‘lottery of birth’: How to give every child an equal chance for a better life “…Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles shared with Devex that while the advances in child mortality strategies…

Opinion Pieces Mark International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM/C

The Lancet: FGM: the mutilation of girls and young women must stop Audrey Ceschia, senior editor at The Lancet “Feb 6, 2015, marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, a day to reflect on one of the most cruel of human practices — an ancestral tradition…

U.S. Policies Interfere With Women’s Access To Safe Abortions

GlobalPost: Unsafe abortions kill 47,000 worldwide as U.S. politics interfere with lifesaving efforts John Seager, president and CEO of Population Connection “…We need to give women everywhere access to voluntary family planning services. Allow me to state the obvious: Fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies mean fewer abortions. … Sadly, though,…

Health Must Be Treated As Fundamental Human Right

The Lancet: Don’t forget health when you talk about human rights Editorial Board “Last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released World Report 2015, their 25th annual global review documenting human rights practices in more than 90 countries and territories in 2014. … Viewed through the lens of health, the report…

U.S. Government Marks International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM/C

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Catherine Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and discusses the launch of the State Department’s “first-ever social media campaign to raise awareness and…

CDC Epidemiologist Discusses Whether Eliminating Measles By 2020 Is Realistic Goal

U.N. Dispatch: Measles Around the World Mark Leon Goldberg, managing editor of U.N. Dispatch, speaks with epidemiologist Rebecca Martin of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about “why epidemiologists are so concerned about the American [measles] outbreak; what accounts for the overall decline globally; and what needs to…

Myanmar, World Bank Sign Agreement To Improve Access To MNCH Care

World Bank: Helping Myanmar Advance towards Universal Health Coverage: Maternal and Child Healthcare to Expand with New World Bank Financing “The Government of Myanmar today signed a new agreement with the World Bank to bring improved maternal, newborn, and child health care to millions of mothers and their young children.…

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