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The "Celebrity Couples" Of Global Health And Development

Leith Greenslade | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Leith Greenslade

With 70 percent of maternal and child deaths now concentrated in just 15 countries, health investments that include sanitation, education, contraception, infrastructure and women's incomes can potentially double their impact on lives saved.

We Can't Have A Post-2015 Agenda Without Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Epstein

When the leading cause of death among adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 is pregnancy and childbirth; when two-thirds of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are among adolescent girls; and when 200 million women want to use family planning methods but lack access, the young girls and women of the world do not have a promiscuity problem -- they have a human rights problem.

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

Casey Santiago | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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.

Brazil's Inventive Solution To Save Newborns: Breast Milk Banks

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Epstein

Every year, one million babies die on the day they are born. Brazil is on the fast track to ending this trend with one simple solution: breast milk.

At UN General Assembly, Global Health Projects Are Big Business

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

In the last decade or so, public-private partnerships have changed the landscape of how the world thinks about aid and development, helping to cement a move toward greater privatization.

Newborn Health: How Do We Care For The Most Vulnerable In Our Society?

Girls' Globe | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

Newborn health is inextricably connected to maternal health. Similarly to maternal mortality, preventable diseases are the major causes of under-five deaths. Inadequate nutrition, limited access to clean water and poor healthcare infrastructures lead to the spread of preventable infectious diseases.

We Know It Works, So Let's Keep Women's Health Central in Global Development

Ann M. Starrs | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Ann M. Starrs

As the governments of the world convene this week to discuss them, they need to look at the evidence. But they also need to listen to the voices of the millions of girls and women around the world for whom access to contraception and safe abortion is integral to their survival, to their health and to their well-being.

Midwives Are The Cornerstone To MDG 4 And 5 Success

Girls' Globe | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

A universal increase in midwifery (including family planning) in 78 of the world's most resource-poor countries could result in up to 83 percent fewer maternal, fetal and newborn deaths.

Which Way to Better Health: A Roadmap to Save Mothers and Newborns

Liya Kebede | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Liya Kebede

This week, as world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly where they will discuss a new set of development targets for a Post MDG world we will be encouraging them to stay focused and committed on actions to improve maternal and newborn health.

Maternal Health: More Than Just Survival!

Girls' Globe | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

For me, that morning when I saw a positive sign on the pregnancy test, I was filled with excitement, expectations and a sense of craziness. The thought of survival never crossed my mind. I didn't have to worry about affording care or being able to access a midwife, and I knew that this privilege was due to where I lived.

To Achieve Sustainable Development, We Must Reach the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable Children

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Every September, world leaders convene in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings and discuss the most pressing global issues.

Does 1+1=3? Proving the Integration Hypothesis

Patrick Fine | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Patrick Fine

From dramatic climate changes and rapid urbanization to a growing youth bulge, these shifts are putting previous investments at risk and forcing us to rethink how to tackle increasingly complex development challenges.

Let's Face It

Tamzin Merchant | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Tamzin Merchant

The challenge of providing health care and education to 1.8 billion youth, of teaching 175 million people to read a sentence, might seem daunting or even impossible. But look how far we've come.

Put Children and Youth First in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Protecting and nurturing children is absolutely vital to a more prosperous future and a world free of poverty, violence and inequality. But we can make a difference only when everyone gets involved to support change.

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

UN Women | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
UN Women

We can and must turn this picture to reality. Right now, every country is working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and to define a new global development plan. We must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to position gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment firmly at the center of the global agenda.

#Brazilmdgs - An Essay in Pictures: Progress of the Millennium Development Goals in Brazil

Purnima Ramakrishnan | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Purnima Ramakrishnan

The progress of the Millennium Development Goals in pictures - An essay, in pictures from Brazil. This April we went to Brazil for a reporting trip ...

Saving Mothers In Afghanistan: Progress, Challenges And The Road Ahead

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Afghanistan has once again been labelled one of the worst places in the world to be a mother. According to UNICEF, a woman dies every two hours due to complications during pregnancy in Afghanistan.

2015, A Crucial Year

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

I was born in the early '90s, therefore I have little knowledge of what happened in the '80s about the massive spread of HIV/AIDS and the causes, preconceptions, concerns about the soaring death rates and news coverage about the disease.

The Opportunity of a Generation: Ending Extreme Inequality

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

We need to tackle extreme inequality because is morally indefensible and socially corrosive -- undermining our health, affecting our well-being, and undermining peaceful societies.

Overcoming Inequality and Climate Change Key to Ending Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

If we get it right, a bold new framework for global development next year, together with agreement at the UN climate talks in Paris, could provide the impetus for a transition to a more equal world -- a world without the scourge of poverty and climate change.

Smart Collaboration: Working Together To Improve Maternal, Newborn And Child Health

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Smart collaboration is about working together to improve health outcomes for vulnerable, underserved and marginalized women and children in resource-poor environments. Although uniting in coalition toward collective action is not always easy, it allows us to learn from each other and leverage our strengths to improve the lives of women and children globally.

Changing Lives, One Woman at a Time: Maternal Health in Kenya

Abbas Gullet | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Abbas Gullet

Advancing the maternal and child health agenda in Kenya requires collective action from the international development community, donors and local organizations and communities.

Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a great deal to learn from the experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in food and nutrition security. My answer to the question on their role in the post MDGs is that they are essential. Governments on their own don't have the funding, skills or reach to succeed.

Re-Examining the Global Barriers to Reproductive Freedom

Robert Walker | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Robert Walker

So long as a woman's reproductive freedom is constrained by her husband's opposition, religious prohibitions, or misinformation, she will not be fully capable of exercising that freedom.

WISER: The Girl Effect in Action

Sofia Stafford | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Sofia Stafford

Meet Mercy. She is a spunky, determined 17-year-old with a twinkle in her eye. Mercy has many passions, goals and hopes for her future, just like most girls her age. She is an aspiring engineer and change maker in her community of Muhuru Bay, Kenya.