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2014-08-18 23:03:39

Global Leaders on the United Nations Foundation Board Call for Continued Focus on Millennium Development Goals Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals established in 2000 by world leaders at the United Nations to improve lives around the world. In recognition of the day, the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors released the statement below: “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

2014-08-18 23:02:55

MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest people. Events around the globe will mark the milestone, including a conversation between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and education activist Malala...

2014-08-08 23:07:40

Ribbon cutting ceremony held to celebrate expansion and thriving vision. Franklin, WI (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) LLC celebrated the expansion of their R&D and production facility with a ribbon cutting on August 5th. Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), founded in 2007 in their current location in Franklin, WI, needed to expand to meet demand for new opportunities for microbial-based products and solutions. MDG added a second laboratory and expanded the MDG...

2014-08-07 23:01:33

USAID-USP-Boston University Collaboration Spurs Next Stage of Device Development Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 With the potential to revolutionize how medicines regulators, customs agents, procurement agencies, warehouse personnel, health facilities, and other providers throughout the world detect poor-quality medicines, a new portable device called PharmaChk will be supported with a $2 million transition-to-scale grant from Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for...

2014-07-08 09:47:18

The JAMA Network Journals Women who had prenatal and infant/toddler nurse visits at home were less likely to die than women who did not and children whose mothers were visited by nurses were less likely to have died by age 20 from preventable causes. Since 1990, the authors have been conducting a randomized clinical trial of a program of prenatal and infant/toddler home visits by nurses for very low-income, largely black mothers, having their first child. The study assigned 1,138...

2014-06-30 12:32:28

Company Commits to Support Every Newborn Action Plan as Part of 2014 Partners' Forum FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a global medical technology company dedicated to its purpose of "Helping all people live healthy lives," BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), is proud to announce its support for and active participation in two key events aimed at reducing these needless deaths: the 5th Birthday and Beyond Coalition event held last week in Washington...

2014-06-25 08:31:32

Building on the positive results from Phase 1, the public-private partnership outlines new strategy for Phase 2 expansion in Uganda and Zambia WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, announced plans to more than double its geographic presence in Uganda and Zambia, with an expanded...

2014-06-23 09:42:06

The Lancet Experts urge global leaders to recognize midwifery's 'vital potential' to save lives of women and infants worldwide Midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy, according to a major new Series, published in The Lancet. The Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the most...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

2014-05-21 11:51:48

Wiley Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published today (21 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study using data from 1507 women from six public hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, examines the prevalence of maternal depression from early pregnancy to four years...


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