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U.N. Report Shows Progress In Reducing Child Mortality

VOA News: More Children Surviving to Age 5 “In the past 25 years, the world has made remarkable progress in saving the lives of young children, according to the latest report from the United Nations. In 1990, 35,000 children died every day; last year, 15,000 children and babies died daily,…

More Effort Needed To Save Children From Preventable, Treatable Pneumonia, Report Says

The Guardian: Gasping for breath: pneumonia’s deadly toll among the hungry children of Kenya “…Pneumonia kills two children under five every minute, or almost one million a year worldwide: more than malaria, diarrhea, and measles combined, according to research published by Save the Children on Thursday. Yet it can be…

CNN Profiles Young Mothers In Brazil Who Gave Birth To Zika-Affected Infants

CNN: The forgotten mothers and babies of Zika “Barely more than children themselves when they give birth, many of the forgotten mothers of Zika-striken babies in the Brazilian state of Alagoas are shiny-new teenagers, just learning to navigate their developing bodies. Traversing the challenges of motherhood at that age is…

Every Breath Counts Coalition Aims To End Preventable Child Pneumonia Deaths By 2030

HuffPost: Partnering to Fight Pneumonia, the ‘Forgotten Killer’ of Children Carolyn S. Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, and colleagues “…Thirty organizations are joining forces in a public-private partnership with an ambitious, measurable goal: to end preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030. The Every Breath Counts Coalition will…

Bangladesh To Provide Voluntary Sterilization To Rohingya Refugees; UNICEF To Conduct Child Nutrition Survey

Agence France-Presse: Bangladesh eyes sterilization to curb Rohingya population “Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilization in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. … Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, who heads the family planning service in the district…

Annual Deaths From Measles Drops Below 100K For First Time, International Agencies Announce

Reuters: Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off “Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday…” (Kelland, 10/26). U.N. News Centre: Measles deaths fall, but world still far…

Africa Must Scale Up Health, Education, Gender Equality Efforts To Meet Needs Of Growing Youth Population, UNICEF Reports

U.N. News Centre: ‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges “If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition — African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 — scaled-up investment in health, education, and women’s protection and empowerment…

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