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Placing women at the centre of the food system

Marc Van Ameringen | “Each year International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on women, putting them at the centre of development and equality efforts. For Read More

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Child and maternal deaths tumble, East Africa leads the way: U.N. | Reuters

JOSEPH D’URSO | LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) “Maternal and child death rates fell in every one of the poorest 49 countries in the world between Read More

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The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven | Inter Press Service

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Inter Press Service  | “Nutrition failures are due not only to insufficient food access, but also to poor health conditions and the Read More

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Placing women at the centre of the food system

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Marc Van Ameringen | “Each year International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on women, putting them at the centre of development and equality efforts. For Read More


Child and maternal deaths tumble, East Africa leads the way: U.N. | Reuters

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JOSEPH D’URSO | LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) “Maternal and child death rates fell in every one of the poorest 49 countries in the world between Read More


The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven | Inter Press Service

Mauritania 2012 malnutrition

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Inter Press Service  | “Nutrition failures are due not only to insufficient food access, but also to poor health conditions and the Read More


Nutritional Supplements’ Effects on Health Systems: The Case of Nutributter in Nicaragua

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  Plumpy’nut, Medika Mamba, Nutributter—many of us have heard of these peanut-butter based nutritional supplements, which have, in many ways, revolutionized childhood nutrition interventions in Read More


Fighting and Islamic State force 670,000 Syrian children from schools

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The simple act of going to school is getting harder and more dangerous for children in Syria. At least 68 attacks were leveled against schools in 2014 and some 670,000 children have recently experienced disruptions to their education, warns the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The group says at least 160 children were killed at school last


2014: Year of the Social Determinants of Health?

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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


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