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Devex Continues #HealthyMeans Series With Opinion Pieces On Health Care Access

Devex: Want to fight dengue effectively? Get access to communities with local volunteers Walter Cotte, under secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Devex: Universal health coverage: An empty promise without focusing on chronic diseases Katie Dain, executive director of the NCD Alliance Devex:…

El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Wrongly Jails Women, Rights Groups Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: El Salvador’s abortion ban puts women behind bars for decades “…[H]undreds of women [are] believed wrongly jailed in El Salvador for defying a ban on abortion, accused of inducing abortions when in fact they suffered miscarriages, stillbirths, or pregnancy complications, women’s rights groups say…” (Moloney, 11/11).

Public Health Experts Face Challenges In Reversing Malnutrition In Afghanistan

IRIN: Afghan malnutrition — the search for solutions “…[Malnutrition] affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children, killing thousands every year and leaving millions with permanent disabilities. … A government-backed report highlighted the extent of malnutrition in the country, yet experts say efforts to tackle the problem are hampered by…

November 12 Marks World Pneumonia Day

Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia: World Pneumonia Day The Global Coalition “provides leadership for World Pneumonia Day and is comprised of over 140 NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies, and foundations. Pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health and yet a child dies from the infection every…

Cases Of HIV Acquired Through Blood Transfusions Among Pakistani Children Are False, Government Report Says; Blood System Unregulated, Official Says

The Nation: Probe proves report hoax: Ministry “The reports of infecting thalassemia children with HIV/AIDS through contaminated blood transfusions have turned out to be a hoax, says a preliminary inquiry of ministry of national health services regulations and coordination. A two-member probe committee in its report has declared as baseless…

PEPFAR’s ‘Global Pediatric ARV Commitment-To-Action’ Aims To Improve Drug Access

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Accelerating Access to Innovation and Saving Children’s Lives U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx, Colleen Chien, senior adviser to the CTO at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Tom Kalil, deputy director for technology and innovation at the OSTP, discuss…

UNICEF Declares 2014 ‘Devastating Year’ For Children In Conflicts

New York Times: UNICEF Calls 2014 One of Worst Years for Children “The year 2014 has been one of the worst on record for the world’s children, the United Nations said on Monday in a report that chronicled a litany of war, violence, atrocities, and disease, mostly in the Middle…

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