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Investments In Early Childhood Development Help Improve Short-, Long-Term Health, Educational, Economic Outcomes, Research Shows

Quartz: A groundbreaking study offers undeniable proof that the fight against inequality starts with moms “…The resulting studies found that children whose mothers received coaching [to help them become better teachers to their babies and to increase stimulation and play] made significant developmental gains, and not just in the short…

New UNICEF Report Examines Newborn Deaths Globally

Associated Press/ABC News: UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns “The U.N. children’s agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. … The report, with its dismal figures…

Malnutrition Deeply Interviews Expert On Nutrition Challenges Among Adolescent Girls

Malnutrition Deeply: Nutrition Community ‘Leaving Adolescent Girls Behind’ “Marie T. Ruel, the director of the poverty, health, and nutrition division of the International Food Policy Research Institute, believes the nutrition community cannot afford to ignore adolescent girls anymore. Ruel thinks these efforts need to be modeled along the 1,000 Days…

New Report Finds Increase In Number Of Children Living In Conflict Zones

Deutsche Welle: One in six children live in war zones, Save the Children says “According to a report published Thursday by global charity Save the Children, more than 357 million children live in war and conflict zones, an increase of roughly 75 percent from the early 1990s. Around half of…

WHO Issues New Recommendations On Global Care Standards For Childbirth

WHO: Individualized, supportive care key to positive childbirth experience, says WHO “WHO has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions…” (2/15). WHO: A “good birth” goes beyond having a healthy baby Princess Nothemba Simelela, WHO assistant director general for family,…

Joint Report Highlights Need For Better Data On Refugee, Migrant, Displaced Children

UNICEF: Massive data gaps leave refugee, migrant and displaced children in danger and without access to basic services “Gaps in data covering refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and internally displaced populations are endangering the lives and wellbeing of millions of children on the move, warned five U.N. and partner agencies today.…

More News In Global Health

AP/Boston Globe: Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead (2/14). U.N. News: Some four million Iraqi children in need says UNICEF, ahead of investment conference in Kuwait (2/12). U.N. News: UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide (2/13). Wall Street Journal:…

Skilled Midwives Critical To Preventing Maternal Deaths In Myanmar

UNFPA: A safe pregnancy is every woman’s right: Midwifery care saves lives in Myanmar This post discusses the importance of scaling up the midwifery workforce in preventing maternal deaths and how “UNFPA is working to professionalize midwifery in Myanmar” (2/7).

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