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International Community Capable Of Achieving UHC To Help End Poverty By 2030

World Bank’s “Voices”: Universal health coverage in a generation is achievable Bertrand Badré, managing director and World Bank Group chief financial officer, discusses the goal of reaching universal health coverage, “a concept central to reaching our World Bank Group twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared…

Nearly Half Of Child Deaths Related To Malnutrition, Global Nutrition Report Says

The Guardian: Malnutrition linked to nearly half of deaths among under-fives “…The 2015 Global Nutrition Report sought to provide a detailed snapshot of the full range of nutrition problems worldwide. It found that 1.9 billion adults are either overweight or obese; 794 million people do not get enough calories; 161…

Liberia Working To Register Children Born At Home During Ebola Outbreak

VOA News: Ebola Resulted in Thousands of Unregistered Births in Liberia “…Health officials said that because many pregnant women chose to have their babies at home [during the Ebola outbreak], tens of thousands of children today have not been officially registered. … Liberian Health Minister Bernice Dahn said the government…

Investment In ‘Good Data’ Will Ensure World Meets SDG Nutrition Targets

The Guardian: Data is the magic ingredient that can bring good nutrition to global fruition Michael Anderson, CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation “…Good data … is the magic ingredient to ensure we have evidence of what actually works. Only good data can tell us where the problems are…

USAID Releases Global Health Programs FY 2014 Report To Congress

USAID: Global Health Programs: Report to Congress FY 2014 This report provides a summary of USAID’s work and progress toward achieving its global health goals, including three strategic priorities: ending preventable child and maternal deaths, creating an AIDS-free generation, and protecting communities from infectious diseases (9/17).

‘Supply And Demand Forces’ Should Be Tapped To Ensure Availability Of Effective Childhood Pneumonia Treatment

Devex: Using markets to improve children’s lives Cammie Lee, senior program officer at the Results for Development Institute, and Kanika Bahl, principal and managing director at the Results for Development Institute “…[K]ey donors are rapidly mobilizing resources to scale up access to [amoxicillin dispensable tablets (amox DT)] in several countries…

Low-Cost Baby Warmer Aims To Reduce Neonatal Hypothermia In Uganda, Kenya

Humanosphere: Tackling neonatal hypothermia in Uganda and Kenya Jennifer Zhu, a health policy analyst and Global Health Corps fellow, discusses a new technology called Embrace Baby Wrap, a low-cost baby warmer designed by Stanford University graduate students as an intervention for neonatal hypothermia, “one of the leading contributors to neonatal…

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