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‘5th Birthday And Beyond’ Highlights Decline In Global Child Mortality

Washington Post: Clinton, Santorum, Kerry, Powell and Coburn were cute kids “Not many issues could create an alliance of Hillary Clinton, Rick Santorum, John Kerry, Colin Powell, and Tom Coburn. But a global health initiative to help children survive beyond their 5th birthday is a cause without a political party…

U.S. Border Processing Centers Scramble To Keep Up With High Number Of Child Migrants

New York Times: Border Centers Struggle to Handle Onslaught of Young Migrants “…[T]he swelling number of arriving youths [from Central and South America] — many of them making perilous journeys to flee gang violence in their native countries — has presented the Obama administration with political and humanitarian predicaments and…

Thousands Of Women In Pakistan Suffer From Obstetric Fistula, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Obstetric Fistula Haunts Pakistani Women “…While virtually unheard of in the developed world, obstetric fistula is still common in many Asian and African countries: the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that it affects nearly three million women annually. While country-specific data is harder to find, local experts…

Princes Of Lesotho, Wales Work To End AIDS Stigma, Educate Children Of ‘Missing Generation’

Huffington Post: Rebuilding Lesotho’s Missing Generation Prince of Lesotho Seeiso Bereng Seeiso “…Today, [Sentebale, an organization established with Prince Harry, is] working in partnership with a number of community-run organizations, government ministers and other NGOs to provide health care and education to some of the most vulnerable children in Lesotho.…

Pulitzer Center Interactive Map Highlights Declines In Child Mortality

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Child Lives: The Pulitzer Center’s Interactive Map on Childhood Mortality Zach Child and Dan McCarey of the Pulitzer Center write, “It’s the nature of journalism to focus on what’s wrong and in a world that’s full of violence and suffering there’s no shortage of subjects.…

Cameroon, WHO Launch Campaign To End FGM

VOA News: Cameroon, WHO Push for End to Female Circumcision “Cameroon and the World Health Organization (WHO) have a launched a campaign against female circumcision. The practice, which critics call female genital mutilation (FGM), is still practiced in the Central African nation for commercial reasons and traditional belief that it…

Medicines Patent Pool Launches Effort To Get HIV Medications To Children

Washington Post: Trying to produce drugs appropriate for children with HIV Lenny Bernstein, blogger for the Washington Post “…[I]n conjunction with a number of other public health agencies in the U.S. and abroad, the Medicines Patent Pool kicked off an initiative Tuesday to recruit the big drug companies to produce…

JSI Endorses Two-Drug Initiative To Prevent Maternal, Infant Mortality

Huffington Post: Simple Solutions to Global Problems: How Two Medicines Promise Life for Mothers and Infants in Nigeria Joel Lamstein, president of JSI and World Education “…[W]ith support from donors such as USAID, JSI is pioneering a two-drug initiative that uses low-tech and high-impact methods to protect both mother and…

Sierra Leone Promotes Breastfeeding To Reduce Child Stunting, Malnutrition

The Guardian: Nutrition: in Sierra Leone breast is best “…As the country moves from post-conflict (the civil war ended in 2002) to emerging market (GDP growth was 15 percent in 2012), the government realizes that it must shift from treatment of malnutrition to prevention. Agriculture, education, gender equality and sanitation…

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