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Event Highlights Need To Improve Access To Pediatric HIV Medicines

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Targeting the pediatric HIV treatment gap, speeding drug development, imagining a world of equitable treatment access, the Medicines Patent Pool aims for breakthroughs Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes…

2M Children Under Five Die Each Year In Central, Western Africa, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: Two million under-fives die each year in central, west Africa “Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for almost a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the U.N. children’s agency said Sunday…” (6/22).

Syria’s Polio Vaccination Campaign Reaches 1.4 Million Children

Washington Post: Polio vaccine effort in Syria reaches 1.4 million children as volunteers brave violence “Despite grave danger, a campaign to combat the spread of polio in rebel-held Syria has been surprisingly successful, with volunteers inoculating about 1.4 million children since the beginning of the year…” (Root, 6/22).

Gender-Based Violence Is ‘Global Problem Demanding Global Solutions’

Al Jazeera America: Global justice for rape survivors demands extraordinary efforts Jill Filipovic, lawyer, blogger at Feministe, and columnist at The Guardian “…Even nations with entrenched and functional criminal justice systems regularly drop the ball when it comes to violence against women. To be sure, if we are to get…

Global Community Should Commit To Funding For Basic Education

Washington Post: Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…When the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor — and money — and…

NIH To Study Whether Infants Born With HIV Can Be Cured With Aggressive Therapy

Washington Post: A Mississippi infant’s case opens a new door on studying a cure for HIV Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH “…The possibility of achieving an HIV cure for thousands of infants is too important not to pursue vigorously. The National…

‘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…

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