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2012-07-11 10:23:21

NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the London Summit on Family Planning draws global attention to the need for expanding access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health services around the world, the MDG Health Alliance announces a new initiative that will build partnerships with a focus on financing and strategic advocacy around reproductive health and family planning. This effort - chaired by United Nations Foundation CEO, Kathy Calvin, and private sector leader and...

2012-07-11 06:25:57

Global leaders unite to provide 120 million women in the world's poorest countries with access to contraceptives by 2020 LONDON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voluntary family planning services will reach an additional 120 million women and girls in the world's poorest countries by 2020 thanks to a new set of commitments announced today by more than 150 leaders from donor and developing countries, international agencies, civil society, foundations and the private sector. The...

2012-07-11 06:23:18

Statement by Population Action International President & CEO Suzanne Ehlers at the London Summit on Family Planning LONDON, July 11, 2012 "The London Summit is an historic opportunity to help the millions of women in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy but lack contraception. Providing access to contraception saves lives and gives women an opportunity to create a better future for themselves and their families. We applaud the Gates Foundation and UK Department for...

2012-07-05 10:26:20

Insufficient progress has been made in most developing countries to meet the United Nations' target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015 compared with 1990 levels, according to a systematic analysis of data on children's height and weight, published today in the Lancet. Although the nutritional status of children under five has improved overall since 1985, one in five infants and children in developing countries is still moderately or severely underweight,...

2012-06-21 02:21:17

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Equator Initiative celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Equator Prize last night with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall, as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Twenty-five local and indigenous groups earned distinctions for their outstanding contributions to sustainable development, leading campaigns that address central themes to the Rio+20 conference like food security, freshwater access, sustainable...

2012-06-19 02:22:32

KOLDING, Denmark, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that their partner ToughStuff is one of eleven winners at the 2012 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) for their efforts to improve living standards in some of the world's most disadvantaged communities. ToughStuff will be recognized at a ceremony concluding the Business Action for Sustainable Development Day taking place during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), where world leaders along...

2012-06-15 14:36:06

Preventable childhood deaths caused by illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea can be nearly eliminated in 10 years according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health. In a new commentary featured in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers outline a strategy and benchmarks for curbing childhood preventable deaths and recommend a new common vision for a global commitment to end all...

2012-06-14 13:56:35

PATH and partners issue diarrhea/pneumonia declaration to call for action against leading causes of child mortality With an unprecedented commitment that bridges the urgent need to address diarrheal disease with unique opportunities to overcome it once and for all, leaders in global health issued today's Declaration on Scaling-up Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia. PATH joins the US Agency for International Development, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Micronutrient Initiative,...

2012-06-14 02:25:39

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The global partnership for Saving Mothers, Giving Life - a unique public-private partnership consisting of founding partners that includes the United States Government, Merck's initiative Merck for Mothers, the Government of Norway, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), and Every Mother Counts (EMC) - is being announced in the United States in conjunction with the Child Survival Call to Action...

'Good news' Less Maternal And Child Deaths
2012-06-13 21:52:22

But too many women and children still dying Since 1990, annual maternal deaths have declined by almost one half and the deaths of young children have declined from 12 million to 7.6 million in 2010. Some of the world's poorest countries have achieved spectacular progress in reducing child deaths. Rates of child mortality in many African countries have been dropping twice as fast in recent years as during the 1990s. In Botswana, Egypt, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda and the United...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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