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Afghanistan Public Health Minister Discusses Country’s Maternal, Child Mortality

SciDev.Net: Q&A: A brighter future for Afghanistan’s newborn babies “In the past two years, Afghanistan has seen a significant reduction in maternal and child mortality. To achieve this, the government took measures such as the development of better health care infrastructure in rural areas, and better education and training for…

Protests Surround Firing Of HIV Expert At Jamaican University

Associated Press/Washington Post: Protest over Jamaica university firing AIDS doctor “Religious activists, students, and colleagues gathered outside Jamaica’s biggest university Monday to protest the firing of an HIV expert who testified on behalf of church groups defending an anti-sodomy law…” (McFadden, 5/26).

U.N. Agencies Warn About Disease, Landslides Following Flooding In Balkans

U.N. News Centre: Landslides, disease pose threats in wake of epic flooding in Balkans — U.N. “United Nations humanitarian agencies today raised concerns about landslides and possible water-borne diseases from the worst flooding in Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in more than a century, which may have disturbed minefields from…

Step Up Efforts To Protect HCWs In Conflict Situations, Experts Urge

IRIN: More protection for health care workers needed “Experts are calling for increased protection for health care workers and patients in crisis situations in the face of growing attacks on health facilities, which challenge notions of their neutrality…” (5/23).

Labor Strikes In Kenya Threaten Roll Out Of HIV Treatment

Inter Press Service: Divided Opinions on Feasibility of Kenya’s Option B+ Roll Out “Kenya’s health sector has been facing significant challenges, ranging from a shortage of health care providers to a series of labor strikes. The problems have not only disrupted health services, but have HIV experts divided on whether…

Anti-Gay Law, New Bill Threaten AIDS Response In Uganda

Devex: After anti-gay law, new bill threatens fight against HIV in Uganda “Three months after it was signed by President Yoweri Museveni, the real implications of Uganda’s controversial anti-gay law are starting to be truly felt by the international aid community. … [N]ow another bill threatens to criminalize intentional transmission…

Kenya Receives $2M Donation For Obstetric Fistula Treatment; U.N. Calls For End To Injury

Media outlets report on Kenya’s receipt of a $2 million donation to treat obstetric fistula and the U.N.’s call to eradicate the injury. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenya gets ‘game changing’ record donation for fistula treatment “A ‘game changing’ $2 million donation will help Kenyan surgeons to give 1,200 women life-transforming…

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…

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