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Eliminating Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV In South Africa Achievable, Experts Write In Opinion Piece

The Conversation: South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV Ute Feucht, associate professor in pediatrics, and Jeannette Wessels, researcher at the Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn, and Child Health Care Strategies, both at the University of Pretoria “…[R]ealizing [the] ambitious target [of eliminating mother-to-child transmission…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Dangote Expects Africa to Be Polio-Free by End of Year (1/8). The Guardian: Hague and Jolie’s sexual violence scheme ‘letting survivors down’ (Hodal/Ford, 1/9). Homeland Preparedness News: Zika false-negatives crush hopes through long-term neurodevelopmental effects (Galford, 18). Scientific American: Virus Spread by Shrews Linked to Human Deaths from Mysterious…

Coordinated Strategy Needed To Ensure HIV-Exposed, HIV-Uninfected Children Can Reach Full Potential, Opinion Piece Says

The Conversation: New estimates show 14.8 million children globally are HIV-exposed but uninfected Amy Slogrove, senior lecturer in pediatrics and child health at Stellenbosch University, and Kathleen M. Powis, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School “…We found that in 2018 there were 14.8 million children who were HIV-exposed and uninfected…

WHO/Europe, Partners To Host Workshop On Preventing Violence Against Children

WHO Regional Office for Europe: Violence against children: tackling hidden abuse “Each year, at least 55 million children experience some form of violence in the WHO European Region, including physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological violence. … WHO/Europe, with support from Nordic Cooperation and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against…

Brookings Blog Post Discusses Future Of Development, Life Expectancy

Brookings Institution: Future Development: Living into the 22nd century In the second part of a four-part blog series on the future of development, Wolfgang Fengler, lead economist for finance, competitiveness, and innovation at the World Bank, discusses life expectancy projections for infants born in 2020 and writes, “We need a…

MSF Urges Gavi To Help Increase Access To Pneumonia Vaccine

Médecins Sans Frontières: Gavi must ensure more children get new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine “As Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, starts to commemorate its 20th year and launches a new fundraising appeal, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stressed that more must be done to make sure the 55 million children who do…

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