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Maternal and Child Health (MHC) News

InterAction Launches New Health Aid Map

InterAction Launches New Health Aid Map

InterAction’s NGO Aid Map, with the support of FedEx, launched a Health Aid Map today, featuring the work of InterAction members in 89 countries. With more than 800 projects from nearly 60 organizations, Health Aid Map visualizes the wide-ranging work NGOs are doing to provide access to health care, strengthen health care systems, and help people live healthier, longer lives.

Tackling Inequality Only Way To End Extreme Poverty, Warns Save The Children

Tackling Inequality Only Way To End Extreme Poverty, Warns Save The Children

New research from Save the Children shows that by 2030 it is possible to ensure no child dies of preventable causes, everyone can access safe water and sanitation, and all children finish primary school.

Some 35 million more children under five at risk if child mortality goal not met

The cost of inaction is alarmingly high: as many as 35 million more children could die mostly from preventable causes between 2015 and 2028, if the global community does not take immediate action to accelerate progress.  

26 Governments Sign 'Declaration of Panama' to Eliminate Health Inequalities in Latin America & Caribbean

At the Promise Renewed for the Americas conference, 26 Ministers of Health from Latin America and the Caribbean and seven international partners signed the Declaration of Panama pledge to end all preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035.

Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy

The World Bank Group has partnered with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to release six regional reports as part of The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy.

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report on 21 August, A Life of Dignity for All , containing updates on the Goals and a vision for the work ahead.



MHC Expert Views

Reinventing the Toilet in India Reinventing the Toilet in India
Gandhi said “Sanitation is more important than independence”. To demonstrate his commitment he made cleanliness and sanitation an integral part of the Gandhian way of living and believed in total sanitation for all.

Child Mortality: Progress, Yes, But Much More to Do
Seeing children suffer is a horrible constant in the world. More than a decade ago, on an assignment for Church World Service, I visited a displacement camp in Mashlak, outside of the city of Herat, Afghanistan, and saw large numbers of malnourished children, some of them dying from diarrhea. The tell-tale signs of hunger - stunting, sunken eyes and bloated stomachs - were all there. To say it was heartbreaking doesn't even begin to describe it.

Preventing Child Trafficking In India
Child trafficking has long been a problem between the neighboring states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, in western India. Most trafficked children are put to work in Gujarat’s vast Bt cotton fields — as many as 100,000 per year, as a 2008 study conducted by ChildFund found — because of the belief that cross-pollination of the genetically modified plants requires small hands, and because child labor is cheap.



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