The Baffling Nexus of Climate Change and Health
NYTimes.com: September 10, 2012
Progress on Global Women's, Children's Health 'Extremely Uneven,' U.N. Review Group Finds
Women's Health Policy Report
October 25, 2012 — "Women's and Children's Health: No Time for Complacency," Horton, The Lancet, September 2012.
While there have been "impressive results" in improving child mortality worldwide, global "progress in women's and children's health is extremely uneven," and most countries are not on track to meet Millennium Development Goal 4 (child survival) or 5 (maternal and reproductive health), according to Richard Horton, co-chair of the World Health Organization's independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health.
As part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Global Strategy on Women's and Children's Health, the iERG was tasked with reviewing progress in that area, assessing "delivery and transparency of commitments made," identifying "good practices and obstacles to health," and recommending ways "to improve accountability," Horton explains. The group recently published its first report, which will be followed by subsequent annual reports until 2015, the target year for achieving the MDGs.
Modular disability aids for world's poorest
From phys.org - January 28, 2015
Brunel University London design engineering student Cara O'Sullivan's final year project aims to help developing countries make their own disability aids using modular components.
This Life Saving App Is the Closest Thing to a 911 in Bangladesh
From www.ryot.org - January 28, 2015
When it comes to road accidents, seconds can mean the difference between life and death — especially in third world countries.
Children who get vitamin A may be less likely to develop malaria
From medicalxpress.com - February 4, 2015
Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
Fact of the day: We can thwart malaria once and for all
From www.one.org - January 29, 2015
This is the fourth in a series of 15 facts over 15 days that we will be sharing with you to get you up to speed on what’s at stake in 2015.
In 2013, about 198 million people contracted malaria globally, resulting in 584,000 preventable deaths.