I first met Carolina on a crisp, sunny morning in April 2014. A young Maya indigenous mother, she had been referred to my organization’s clinic Read More
Women & Children
Amnesty International says that about 10,000 pregnant girls are being excluded from mainstream schools and exams in Sierra Leone. Ebola Deeply talks to Amnesty’s Sabrina Mahtani to discuss the organization’s recent report, Shamed and Blamed: Pregnant Girls’ Rights at Risk in Sierra Leone.
U.N. News Centre: In Malta, Ban urges Commonwealth leaders to join U.N. in ‘final push’ to wipe out polio “A world that may have once seemed unimaginable is within reach — a polio-free world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Saturday], urging leaders gathered in Malta for the Commonwealth Summit to build on the momentum that has…More
News outlets report on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, recognized on November 25. U.N. News Centre: U.N. urges ‘zero tolerance at the highest levels of leadership’ to end violence against women and girls “Ending gender-based violence is a top priority for achieving the United Nations founding mission of peace, development,…More
In response to an online petition, Dr. Amy Hagopian, our Section’s Nominations Committee Chair, received the below thoughtful reply from her Congressman, Adam Smith (D-WA). The petition asked that U.S. welcome refugees from Syria, despite opposition from xenophobic governors around the country. Here’s a link to a petition YOU can sign
The Guardian: The Gambia bans female genital mutilation “The Gambia has announced it will ban female genital mutilation (FGM) after The Guardian launched a global campaign to end the practice. The president, Yahya Jammeh, said [November 23] that the controversial surgical intervention would be outlawed. He said the ban would come into effect immediately, though…More
News outlets discuss findings from UNICEF’s Statistical Update on Children, Adolescents and AIDS. Agence France-Presse: Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000: UNICEF “The number of adolescents dying from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most of them having acquired the disease when they were infants, according to figures released Friday by UNICEF…”…More
Background: The population-based mammography screening program (MSP) was implemented by the end of 2005 in Germany, and all women between 50 and 69 years are actively invited to a free biennial screening examination.
Our findings show that the seemingly modest mortality reductions achieved by a newborn home-visit strategy might in fact be cost effective. In Ghana, such strategies are also likely to be affordable. Our findings support recommendations from WHO and UNICEF that low-income and middle-income countries implement newborn home visits.