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2014: Year of the Social Determinants of Health?

As I reflect on the major events of 2014, I’m surprised by the underlying themes of social inequality and a global desire to do things better. Read More

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Simple But Impactful: Transforming Nigeria’s Vaccine Supply Chain

Vaccine supplies and logistics are a fundamental component of any immunization system. In Nigeria, any hope of achieving the goal of 87 percent vaccine coverage Read More

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“If I Take My Medicine, I Will Be Strong: ” Evaluation of a Pediatric HIV Disclosure

Background: Despite known benefits, only a small proportion of HIV-infected children in sub-Saharan Africa know their status and limited disclosure interventions exist.

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2014: Year of the Social Determinants of Health?

2014 Social Determinants of Health events

As I reflect on the major events of 2014, I’m surprised by the underlying themes of social inequality and a global desire to do things better. Read More


Simple But Impactful: Transforming Nigeria’s Vaccine Supply Chain

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Vaccine supplies and logistics are a fundamental component of any immunization system. In Nigeria, any hope of achieving the goal of 87 percent vaccine coverage Read More


“If I Take My Medicine, I Will Be Strong: ” Evaluation of a Pediatric HIV Disclosure

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Background: Despite known benefits, only a small proportion of HIV-infected children in sub-Saharan Africa know their status and limited disclosure interventions exist.


Investment In Child Nutrition Could Provide Future Economic Benefits, Study Shows

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Wall Street Journal: Study Ties Children’s Nutrition to Indonesia’s Future “…In a paper released [Tuesday], a team of economists commissioned by a think tank called the Copenhagen Consensus Center looks at where money can be invested in development to ensure the biggest impact. It finds that every dollar invested in better nutrition in Indonesia could…More


Prevention of neonatal pneumonia and sepsis via maternal immunisation

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Pneumonia is the leading killer of children younger than 5 years, and the greatest risk of mortality from pneumonia in childhood is in the neonatal period. Substantial reductions in childhood pneumonia deaths have been hindered by a lack of progress in addressing neonatal mortality. Deaths in the neonatal period constitute 41·6% of the 6·3 million children who die annually before their fifth birthday. In 2010, there were an estimated 1·7 million cases of neonatal sepsis and 510 000 cases of neonatal pneumonia.


An overlooked WWI legacy: maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa

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Chris Simms, Lancet Global Health Blog | An important legacy of World War I was the rise of maternal and child health care in many Read More


Dengue Vaccine Effective in Phase 3 trial: NEJM

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This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published promising results of a new vaccine to prevent Dengue Fever. The CYD-TDV vaccine was 60.8% effective Read More


Putting children at the centre of the end of AIDS

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Charles Lyons | “In the 15 years since the Millennium Development Goals were adopted, the number of people accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS has Read More


Decline in global hunger threatened by climate change and conflict

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There are 209 million fewer people who face hunger today that did in 1990. Hunger has become an issue of the past for some 100 million people in the last decade alone. This progress is exciting, but recent developments may slow down the rapid decline of hunger, warns the United Nations. In a report released


Child death in high-income countries

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Reductions in child mortality in high-income settings have been substantial over recent decades, although variations remain between and within countries. A three-part Series outlines the Read More


The High Fives Project: Designing Healthy Homes in Bangladesh

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By ARCHIVE Global  | Jaclyn Hersh | jh@archiveglobal.org |  New York, NY – ARCHIVE Global, the New York based nonprofit working around the world to combat Read More


The Role of Worms in Malnutrition

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; In impoverished communities worldwide, children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, anemia, impaired cognitive and physical development, and pregnancy complications. As a result, they remain trapped in poverty, facing the socioeconomic consequences of decreased productivity and an inability to work or go to school because of their poor health. But the reason […]


Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

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Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More


Sahel hunger crisis

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Mark Anderson | The Guardian | July 31 – “Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis.  UN asks for $100m as conflicts drive Read More


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