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Kenya's health sector challenges present the ideal setting for creating shared value

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

UNFPA and private sector representatives in Mandera county in Northern Kenya to develop solutions with the community and the county government. Credit...

Saving Every Woman and Every Child From Cervical Cancer

Nana Taona Kuo | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
Nana Taona Kuo

Cancer is a disease that has impacted many of us in some way, shape or form. It doesn't discriminate and knows no borders. And yet, the fight against cancer looks very different in some parts of the world than in others.

The Drug Resistant Killers

Nana Taona Kuo | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Nana Taona Kuo

Every five minutes a child in Southeast Asia dies from an infection caused by drug-resistant bacteria -- a situation that is likely to get worse.

Creating Real Change for Women and Children in the World's Poorest Communities Requires Innovative Partnerships

Gopi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Gopi Gopalakrishnan

In Kenya, one of the countries where my organization, World Health Partners, works, an average of 17 women die every day from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya-The Private Sector Can Help

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

The co-authors, Dr Nicholas Muraguri and Siddharth Chatterjee along with Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas the UNRC, present a communiqué signed by Kenya's cou...

With Kenya's Youth, The Future Is Here: Invest to Reap Demographic Benefits

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya, is at the cusp of a "demographic dividend," which could transmute Kenya's fortunes in the first half of the 21st century -- but only if the country takes the right steps towards investing in the current youthful population.

Getting Finance to Improve Women's and Children's Health Worldwide

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

On a very wet and rainy day in Ethiopia last week, I spent an inspirational morning crowded into the Salem Health Centre. Despite the miserable weather, the Centre was overflowing with women who had, in some cases, travelled long distances to have their babies vaccinated.

A Call to Action: Transform the Way We Communicate Global Development

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

We are at a turning point, the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the adoption of a new agenda to end extreme poverty by 2030. The new global goals will be approved in September at the United Nations.

Child, Maternal Deaths Are Falling Faster Than At Any Time In History: U.N.

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maternal and child death rates fell in every one of the poorest 49 co...

One Woman's Work To Highlight The True Cost Of A Mother's Life Lost

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

Remie's son survived, but has cerebral palsy. His therapies are demanding and expensive. Like his older siblings, he is now motherless. Tragedies like Remie's are a too common occurrence in Uganda. Each day, 17 mothers die from pregnancy or birth-related complications and 106 newborns die.

Commitments For Women Take Center Stage At 69th U.N. General Assembly

Casey Santiago | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Casey Santiago

Nearly 90 percent of maternal deaths are preventable with access to appropriate care, all of which can be provided for as little as $250 per woman.

What's Possible If We #Commit2Deliver

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

As we look forward and position issues for the post-2015 development agenda, it is important to reflect on what is possible if we accelerate action, target resources and embrace accountability in the remaining time of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

#Commit2Deliver: Together, We Are Going Further For Women And Children

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

New data released at the 30th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives showed how investing in high-quality midwifery could prevent about two-thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths -- saving millions of lives each year.

The Funding is Commendable: But What About Coordination? Working Together to Save Children's Lives

Yehuda Benguigui | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Yehuda Benguigui

The three primary killers of children under 5 years of age -- pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria -- are both preventable and treatable with simple and cost-effective interventions. Efforts to end these preventable child deaths will only be successful when integrated packages of interventions are available to the population most at risk.

Five Global Health Events on the Same Day? How to Stay Connected at the UN General Assembly

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

With so many new global health partnerships, consistency of message can be a challenge. But I am confident that by coming together as a community -- and by having new tools like #MDG456live, we will celebrate all the attention as a triumph to everyone involved in advocacy efforts.

Making the Most of a Golden Minute

Joy Marini, MS, PA-C | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joy Marini, MS, PA-C

What can you accomplish in one minute? You could put away your shoes or read 250 words--but with the right training, you could save a newborn's life. Here's how.

Transforming Partnerships To Save Lives

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

What would we do differently tomorrow if we knew that the lives of 16 million women and children were at stake? Because they are. In the three years since the launch of Every Woman, Every Child, 260 entities have committed nearly $60 billion to programs intended to save and improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable women and children.

A Renewed Commitment To Every Woman And Every Child

Kathy Calvin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

In just a few weeks, global leaders will head to New York City for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly and one of the most important conversations of our time. The world's collective efforts to eradicate extreme poverty will take center stage..

Every Woman Every Child Teams Up with +SocialGood

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

At the U.N., a discussion was recently held about harmonizing the global women and child health narrative. Every Woman Every Child and +SocialGood teamed up to hone new ways to curate the women and child health story through the power of innovation and new media.

200 Global Philanthropists and an African Mother

Ray Chambers | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Ray Chambers

Helping our friends and our family members does not preclude helping women and babies in Africa or victims of the Tsunami in Indonesia or the earthquake in Haiti. We would walk through fire to help our own children and those in our communities, but why stop there?

On World Health Day, Let's Foster "Healthy" Businesses to Improve Global Health

Dr. Naveen Rao | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Dr. Naveen Rao

It's typical to assume that managing public health challenges in the developing world is the primary responsibility of the public sector. And that's not wrong: a well-functioning public health system is fundamental to saving more lives and keeping more people healthy.

Meeting the Challenge to Save the Lives of Women and Children

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

If we can land a rover on Mars and map out the genes of the human body, we should also be able to prevent millions of women and children from dying of mostly preventable causes like pregnancy complications, malnutrition, pneumonia, measles, and malaria.

Achieving Results for Every Woman and Every Child

Michel Sidibé | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

The past two years have been significant for women's and children's health for many reasons. The unprecedented global momentum towards saving the lives of 16 million women and children is among the most remarkable.

Giving Every Child A Shot@Life

Anne Geddes | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Anne Geddes

There is no difference in the way a mother feels about her pregnant self, her birth, and the unrequited love for her newborn -- wherever she lives in this world. In this universal oneness, we are all connected.

The Beginning of the End of AIDS?

Deborah Dugan | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

Every generation is known for something. Will this be the one to deliver an AIDS Free Generation in 2015? It can be.