Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More
Women & Children
The Hill: Better health for poor women and children will strengthen global security Gary L. Gottlieb, CEO of Partners In Health “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently released its third annual Acting on the Call report. It details the progress that is being made to improve maternal and child health in 24 priority…More
Publication date: September 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 164 Author(s): Kate Reed, Inna Kochetkova, Elspeth Whitby Prenatal screening occupies a prominent role within sociological debates on medical uncertainty.
DivisionGlobal Health ProgramDepartmentDiscovery Cross CuttingLocationSeattleFoundation OverviewGuided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pride ourselves in being ‘impatient optimists’ whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Our vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. We have four missions to: • Ensure more children and young people survive and thrive; • Empower the poorest, especially women and girls, to transform their lives; • Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest; and • Inspire people to take action to change the world. Key to enabling these missions is our commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking. Based in Seattle, the foundation has a worldwide staff of 1,500 people and is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H
Agence France-Presse: AIDS summit ends with call for more funding “The International AIDS Conference in South Africa wrapped up Friday with calls for increased funding as the search for a cure continues and with HIV infections running at around 2.5 million a year…” (Van Schie, 7/22). Eyewitness News: Motsoaledi pleads with donor countries to continue…More
Maternal and congenital syphilis decreased worldwide from 2008 to 2012, which suggests progress towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis. Nonetheless, maternal syphilis caused substantial adverse pregnancy outcomes, even in women receiving antenatal care. Improved access to quality antenatal care, including syphilis testing and treatment, and robust data are all important for achieving the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis.
Objective To estimate the prevalence of alcohol consumption and binge drinking during pregnancy among the general population in the WHO African Region, by country.
EurActiv: Commission must prioritize access to contraception in development policy Heidi Hautala, Finnish Green MEP in the Greens/European Free Alliance group, and co-chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Development (EPWG) “…[T]he international community can make an enormous difference in increasing access to family planning when it acts with clear…More
Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability: Assessing the Evidence Cara Thuringer, intern at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses an event held at the Wilson Center in late June, during which panelists discussed findings from a new Worldwatch Institute report titled Family…More
The headline from a new U.N. report says that the rate of rape remains high and that the perpetrators are eluding justice. Ironically, it is not about U.N. peacekeepers and foreign forces, but about the west African country Ivory Coast. According to the United Nations Operation inCôte d’Ivoire report, in the five years since the country returned
In 2015, Cuba became the first country to be validated by WHO for having achieved the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.1 In June, 2016, Thailand, Armenia, Belarus, and Moldova were also validated.2 This is amazing news, which demonstrates that, given the political will, a policy for effective prenatal screening and treatment, and a commitment to implement that policy at every level of the health-care system, countries with limited resources can now have an HIV and syphilis free generation.