Infant & Child Health



Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More


Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

Flint, Michigan seems to have been misplaced on the global map. While clearly within the confines of a Midwestern state of the wealthiest economy in Read More


How did Zika rise so quickly to the top of the global health policy agenda?

The World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere in May 2015. Since then, transmission was identified in 18 countries Read More


Guttmacher Institute Analysis Examines Women’s Reproductive Rights, Health In Light Of Zika

Guttmacher Institute: In Countering Zika, Women’s Right to Self-Determination Must Be Central Rebecca Wind, senior communications associate and divisional budget manager at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses findings from a new analysis examining women’s reproductive rights and health in light of the Zika epidemic, writing, “In Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in the…More

Child health and nutrition in Peru within an antipoverty political agenda: a…

Peru has made substantial progress in reducing neonatal and under-5 mortality, and child stunting. This country is a good example of how a combination of political will, economic growth, broad societal participation, strategies focused on poor people, and increased spending in health and related sectors can achieve significant progress in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health. The remaining challenges include continuing to address inequalities in wealth distribution, poverty, and access to basic services, especially in the Amazon and Andean rural areas.

Achieving maternal and child health gains in Afghanistan: a Countdown to 2015…

Despite conflict and poverty, Afghanistan has made reasonable progress in its reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health indicators over the last decade based on contributions of factors within and outside the health sector. However, equitable access to health care remains a challenge and present delivery models have high transactional costs, affecting sustainability. To maintain and further accelerate health and development gains, future strategies in Afghanistan will need to focus on investments in improving social determinants of health and targeted cost-effective interventions to address major causes of maternal and newborn mortality.

Impact of maternal education level on risk of low Apgar score

To investigate the association between 5-min Apgar score and socio-economic characteristics of pregnant women, particularly education level.

Timing and utilization of antenatal care services in Liberia: Understanding the pre-Ebola…

Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 160 Author(s): Isaac N.

Follow-up and programmatic outcomes of HIV-exposed infants registered in a large HIV centre in…

Objective To assess follow-up and programmatic outcomes of HIV-exposed infants at Martin Preuss Centre, Lilongwe, from 2012 to 2014.

Nations Must Invest More In Women’s, Girls’ Health To Compete In Digital Future, World Bank…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Invest in girls’ health to compete in the digital future: World Bank head “Countries which fail to invest in young women’s health will be left behind because the underdeveloped brains of their children will not be equipped to compete in an increasingly complex, digital world, the head of the World Bank said…More

Maverick Collective Helps Link Funders To Projects To Improve Women’s Health Worldwide

NPR: New Charity Invites Female Millionaires To Donate — And Get Involved “…According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Population Fund, ‘less than two cents [of] every international development dollar is spent on an adolescent girl.’ The Maverick Collective hopes to change that breakdown. It’s a philanthropic organization that was publicly launched this…More

Meeting Adolescents’ Contraceptive Needs Could Reduce Maternal Deaths, Unintended…

Guttmacher Institute: In Developing Regions, 23 Million Adolescents at Risk of Unintended Pregnancy, Not Using Modern Contraceptives Rebecca Wind, senior communications associate and divisional budget manager at Guttmacher, discusses findings from a new report on improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health, writing, “The report, Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs…More

The profound effect of girls’ dreams

Editor’s note: This is the first post in our blog series Women of Innovation, featuring scientists and leaders who are saving lives and improving health for women and girls in the global south. I grew up in a large family in rural Western Kenya with more than 10 siblings and a huge, extended family of […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonMarkets Matter: experts share why well-functioning markets are essential to the success of global health programsA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kids ;

Un réfrigérateur peut sauver des vies: Comment protéger les enfants en Afrique en…

Cet article fait partie de la série d’articles #ProtectingKids. Voir tous ces articles ici. Brian Atuhaire est l’officier de programme dans le département des équipements et matériels de PATH. Le Centre de Santé Bunaseke qui se trouve dans la plaine isolée du Mont Elgon en Ouganda a passé deux ans sans réfrigérateur. Cela peut sembler anodin […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonKeeping a promise to mothers and children ;

Abducted children and youth in Lord’s Resistance Army in Northeastern Democratic Republic of…

Globally, an estimated 300,000 children under the age of 18 participate in combat situations; those in armed groups in particular suffer prolonged exposure to psychological and physical abuse.

News in the Humanosphere: Colombian rebels agree to demobilize child soldiers

Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebel group has agreed to remove child soldiers from its ranks as part of the peace deal it is close to signing with the government. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia agreed on Sunday to “implement departure of those under 15 years of age as soon as terms are agreed upon”, the

In Tanzania, 22.8% of Teen Girls Are Mothers

When 17-year-old Tausi needed contraception, she avoided the female relative she lives with in rural Bariadi Township in Tanzania. Instead, she confided in a neighbor, who put her in touch with a nurse. Tausi had a lengthy consultation on her first visit, but her subsequent calls to the nurse were shorter—a rushed and hushed collection of the pills and then a hasty dash home before her relative, who is a nurse as well, could become suspicious of her unexplained absences. Not many young people are as bold as Tausi.In Tanzania, less than one in 10 (9%) of sexually active youth who want to avoid pregnancy use modern contraceptives. Worryingly, 22.8% of young women between the ages of 15 and 19 are mothers, according to the latest available government data from the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2010.

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