Family Planning, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health
Just a few hours after the awards, I'll be on my way to Ethiopia to attend the family planning conference, where 3,000 delegates are advancing that movement.
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December 05, 2013 / Dr. Nosakhare Orobaton
Rukayatu is the 20,000th baby to receive Chlorhexidine 4% gel since late April this year, which could cut neonatal deaths in Nigeria by as much as 18 to 23 percent.
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December 05, 2013 / Pape Gaye
It’ll take more than a village to achieve universal health care. In fact, it’ll take a whole lot of networked villages all working together.
December 04, 2013 / Amie Newman
Jane Otai's blog post in the Motherlode explains the real link between family planning, child health and the reality of women's lives.
December 02, 2013 / Judith Winkler
At least 90 commitments to strengthen the global health workforce from governments, NGOs, private sector companies and others are expected to roll in as a result of the Third Global Forum on HRH in Brazil.
December 02, 2013 / Imani Cheers
In recent years a hotline has been established to provide a secure space to seek health education, receive counseling and learn about HIV care and treatment services. Implemented by FHI 360, the program is called Strengthening HIV/AIDS Response Partnership
with Evidenced-Based Results (SHARPER) aims to combat stigma and change gender norms all while providing a free hotline called “Text Me! Flash Me!”
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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