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Report Shows Jamaica’s Progress Towards Achieving U.N. MDGs

Jamaica has already achieved some U.N. Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets and is “on track” to attain five more, according to a report that mapped the country’s progress toward the MDGs, the Jamaica Observer reports.

Opinion: Childhood Deaths; World Bank Health Programs; World Economic Impact on Africa

‘Committed’ U.S. Leadership Can Help Prevent Millions of Childhood Deaths in Developing Countries Every day, thousands of children in developing countries die from pneumonia, diarrhea and other preventable diseases, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Save the Children’s Survive to 5 campaign chair William Frist writes in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Also in Global Health News: Pakistan Polio Vaccine Effort; New GHC President; Tanzania Expanding RDTs; HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial; Thailand HIV Effort

Pakistan Launches Polio Vaccine Effort Pakistani health officials on Wednesday announced a three-day nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign targeting the children of internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, the  News International  reports. The announcment was made at a UNICEF-sponsored ceremony held at a Peshawar school (Mahmood, News International, 5/28). Altaf Bosan, who leads the expanded immunization program, said that targeting…

Also in Global Health News: Central America Malaria, Dengue Project; Bush Receives Recognition for PEPFAR; Nepal Neonatal Deaths; Malaria in Mumbai

Spain , Gates Foundation Exploring Project To Fight Dengue, Malaria in Central America Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Bill Gates agreed on Tuesday to explore the possibility of a Central American malaria and dengue fever elimination effort, which would be coordinated by Mexico and Spain, the Latin…

Maternal Mortality: Rwanda Has Reduced Rates, Health Minister Says

In Rwanda, the maternal mortality has been reduced by 30% since 2005, which puts the country ahead in the region, Richard Sezibera, the minister of health, said at the opening of a three day conference in Kigali, Rwanda, titled, “Preventing Maternal and Child Deaths: Towards the Millennium Development Goals,” the New Times/allAfrica.com reports.

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