Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Looking for the Mothers: Connecting Bereaved Parents with Grief Counselors in Zambia

A team based in Lusaka and Boston wants to better understand the causes of child mortality in Zambia. As part of their work, they are bridging the gap between scientific research and mental health by offering grief counseling to bereaved parents.

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There’s no reason why India can’t reach its development goals

The path forward, however, will need to combine all of our accumulated wisdom of the past with these and other pivotal ideas for the future, if we are to get to them.

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Let's Make September Infant Survival Month

Most infant deaths are preventable and organizations around the world are making a difference through their efforts to increase the number of front line community health workers and skilled birth attendants, provide basic training to address birth asphyxia,
engage mothers in the community to support new mothers, and deliver critical stage-based health information to new and expecting moms via mobile phones.

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A Champion for Family Planning: Dr. Sushma Pandey

In Bihar, a landlocked state in northern India, nearly 50 percent of girls will marry before they are 18. Ten percent of them will become mothers soon after.

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An Equal Chance for India's Most Vulnerable Newborns

One of every four newborn deaths around the world is an Indian child, according to new numbers released this week by the World Health Organization, Save the Children, and partners.

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