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Brookings Experts Highlight 3 Insights On Child Survival Trends

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: 3 insights on child survival John McArthur, senior fellow, and Krista Rasmussen, research analyst, both with global economy and development at the Brookings Institution, discuss recent U.N. data on child mortality and highlight three insights on child survival trends: “1. Even countries the furthest behind are…

More News In Global Health

CNN: Zika spreads rapidly in India, with 94 cases confirmed (Gupta, 10/17). CNN: Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, U.S. continues to slide (Picheta, 10/18). Devex: The world’s leading ‘cholera hospital’ looks to the future (Bader, 10/18). Devex: Controversy as investigated charity takes on key role in U.K.…

Improved Access To Family Planning Services, Strengthened Reproductive Rights Will Bolster Global Social, Economic Development, UNFPA Report Says

Devex: All countries need to strengthen health systems, reproductive rights, UNFPA report says “Continued progress on decreasing fertility rates and family size is dependent on health systems providing universally accessible reproductive health services, according to the United Nations Population Fund 2018 ‘State of the World Population: The Power of Choice:…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Liberia investigates U.S.-backed charity after alleged rapes (Paye-Layleh, 10/16). NPR: Report: Liberian Charity Worker Raped Girls He Was Supposed To Protect (Harper, 10/16). TIME: More Than Me CEO Katie Meyler Temporarily Steps Down (Young, 10/15). Al Jazeera: UNICEF: Two million children in DRC are acutely malnourished (Soi, 10/16).…

Experts Discuss Use Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Among Pregnant Women In Healio Opinion Pieces

Healio: Point/Counter: Should pregnant women receive an Ebola vaccine despite WHO recommendations?Point: Inclusion of pregnant women in live vaccine trials is an ethical imperative W. Christopher Golden, medical director of the newborn nursery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and…

U.S. Congress, Global Community Must Work To Improve WASH Programming In Health Care Facilities

The Hill: Health is in our hands Carolyn Moore, secretariat director of the Global Handwashing Partnership “…Preventing infections requires the availability of soap, water, and sanitation, and consistent and correct hand hygiene. … Prevention is cost-effective and Congress agrees on many issues of water and global health. The U.S. government…

Reuters Publishes Articles Examining Zika In Brazil, Angola, Lack Of Diagnostic Test

Reuters: Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair “Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children…” (Marcelino/Steenhuysen, 10/17). Reuters: Zika in Africa: Rare birth…

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