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Children Face Inadequate Access To HIV Testing In Zimbabwe

IRIN: Children battle to access HIV testing in Zimbabwe “Young people with HIV are increasingly dying at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups. They are also less likely to get tested for the virus, as concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from…

Rights Groups, Advocates Condemn Use Of Child Soldiers In S. Sudan

New York Times: In South Sudan, a Ghost of Wars Past: Child Soldiers “…The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated last month that 9,000 children had been recruited into armed forces or other groups to fight in the South Sudan conflict. … A growing concern now is the impact of…

Conference Outlines Ways To Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

Huffington Post: How to Save Women and Children Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Canada “…The organizers and participants of last week’s conference [in Canada titled ‘Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach’] are to be commended for seeking concrete steps to improve maternal, newborn,…

Kenyan Commitment To Affordable Maternal Health Care Exists, But Action Needed

Huffington Post: Maternal and Child Health in Kenya Annie Sparrow, deputy director of the Human Rights Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “…Kenya’s challenge is now two-fold. It must expand access and information regarding health care and it must make maternal health care affordable. The commitment to…

Investing In Local Capacity Will Bolster Global Nutrition Programs

Huffington Post: The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity Kathy Spahn, president and CEO of Helen Keller International “…The Nutrition for Growth Summit and other recent initiatives throughout the global community have raised unprecedented levels of funding for nutrition programming and…

#Commit2Deliver Campaign Showcases MCH Successes

Huffington Post: #Commit2Deliver: Together, We Are Going Further for Women and Children Nicole Schiegg, former USAID senior adviser and communications consultant “…With a little more than 500 days to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), #Commit2Deliver is an advocacy platform led by Every Woman Every Child partners that is showcasing…

International Midwifery Meeting Ends In Prague

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Prague hosts int’l midwives conference “Prague hosted some 3,500 delegates attending the 30th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, the largest event of its kind, during June 1-5…” (6/6).

U.N.’s ‘Decade Of Sustainable Energy For All’ Focuses First On Women, Children

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. sustainable energy campaign focuses on women and children’s health “The United Nations launched its Decade of Sustainable Energy for All campaign on Thursday and announced that the focus of the first two years will be the impacts of access to clean and affordable energy on the…

Canada’s Maternal, Child Health Funding Must Be ‘Appropriate And Accepted’

Huffington Post Canada: Giving Money Towards Maternal Health Is Only Part of a Solution Blake Bromley, international charity lawyer “…Summits which focus on money and star power make me skeptical that the media event is more important than the substance covered in the meetings. … However, reading Prime Minister Harper’s…

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