VOA News covered a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, which addressed child marriage in the developing world and its impact on girls and communities (Presto, 7/15).
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
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Epoch Times Examines Child Marriage Hearing An Epoch Times article discusses a recentÂ congressional hearing held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on child marriage. The piece includes comments byÂ representatives from the Department of State, UNICEF, CARE and the International Center for Research on Women who “described the cycle of…
The G8’s $5-billion initiative to improve maternal and child health “left many loose ends that need to be tied up before the countries can begin to make good on their commitment to save the lives of 1.3 million children under age five, and 64,000 mothers,” the Canadian Press/Globe and Mail reports. According to the article, while stakeholders welcome the G8 initiative, many find it “deeply underfunded and lacking in detail.”
The United Nations General Assembly will move to formally adopt a new “gender entity” on Friday called “U.N. Women” that will fold the U.N.’s four existing women’s entities â€“ UNIFEM, the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, the U.N. Division for the Advancement of Women, and INSTRAW â€“ into one, Inter Press Service reports.
Though Bangladesh is “on track” to meet most of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets laid out by the U.N., “many female-focused targets, including maternal mortality are lagging far behind,” writes Women’s eNews.
Opinions: Coordinate Debris Removal In Haiti; Focus On Sustainability To Feed Africa; G20’s Role In Health, Development; Role Of Health Workers In Reducing Maternal Deaths
ToÂ Rebuild Haiti, More Efforts Need To Be Made To Coordinate Debris Removal Marking the six-month anniversary since the earthquake in Haiti, Reginald DesRoches, Ozlem Ergun and Julie Swann, all of the Georgia Institute of Technology, call for increased attention to be paid towards efforts to remove the “[t]wenty million to…
The recent G8 summit in Canada’s Muskoka region took an important step forward in improving maternal and child health in developing countries, Canadian and American officials said at a forum Wednesday.
Lancet Viewpoint Examines Malaria In Africa 10 Years After Abuja Declaration A Lancet Viewpoint examines the problems and prospects in malaria control since the Abuja Declaration was signed 10 years ago with the goal of halving malaria mortality in Africa by 2010. “There is an obvious euphoric sense that elimination…
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday announced several new development- and health-related aid projects for Pakistan worth more than $500 million, Reuters reports (Quinn, 7/19).
Delegations arrived in Kampala, Uganda, for the start of the 15th African Union (AU) Summit, which begins Monday, the Daily Monitor reports (Muyita/Kasasira, 7/19).