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Disparities In Child Mortality Persist In 99 LMICs, Even Within Nations, Study Shows

The Telegraph: Children’s lives are ‘cut short’ as countries urged to tackle inequality “Millions of children’s lives are being ‘cut short’ because countries are failing to tackle health inequality, research has found. The study, published in Nature, mapped death rates at the district level in 99 low- and middle-income countries…

Niger President Urges Reduction In Nation’s Birth Rate To Adapt To Climate Change

The Guardian: Niger’s president blames explosive birth rate on ‘a misreading of Islam’ “A misreading of Islam led to Niger’s explosive birth rate, hampering the country’s fight to adapt to the climate crisis and preserve its shrinking resources, the country’s president has said. … [Mahamadou] Issoufou claims he has been…

Keeping Girls In School Could Help Reduce Poverty, Hunger In Africa, Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says In World Food Day Lecture

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Keep girls in schools to end hunger and poverty, Sachs tells governments “Keeping girls in schools in Africa is key to lowering the fast-growing continent’s high fertility rates and ultimately ending hunger and poverty, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs said Wednesday. … Africa currently has the world’s highest…

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Associated Press: U.N. rights chief: Challenges increase to global cooperation (Lederer, 10/15). Associated Press: Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care (Paye-Layleh, 10/12). CNN: Drones, apps and smart lockers: The technology transforming healthcare in Africa (Lewis, 10/15). Devex: Q&A: What South Africa has learned tackling TB (Root, 10/16). Reuters:…

One-Third Of World’s Children Under 5 Undernourished Or Overweight, UNICEF Report Says

Al Jazeera: One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF “A third of the world’s nearly 700 million under five year olds are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim United Nations assessment of childhood nutrition released on Tuesday. ‘If children…

DRC Becomes 47th Nation Since 1999 To Eliminate Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus

UNICEF USA: The Democratic Republic of the Congo Eliminates MNT In this post, Seva Tsivgas, global cause partnerships intern at UNICEF USA, writes, “The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has officially become the 47th country since 1999 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). This milestone was achieved despite…