Child health

World Health Organization: Building a Healthier Future for Tomorrow

This post originally appeared on the Better World Campaign website, and was written by Kelli Meyer. The Better World Campaign (BWC) works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. They are a 2018 Global Health…

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30 Years Later, and Still Fighting HIV/AIDS in Children

This article originally appeared on the Hill on June 12 and was co-written by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FLA.), Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, and Charles Lyons, President & CEO of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. EGPAF is on a mission to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through groundbreaking research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. They are…

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESNTATIVES INTRODUCES LEGISLATION AIMED TO SAVE LIVES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

Washington, DC (October 13, 2017) – On October 10, Global Health Council (GHC) applauded U.S. Representatives David Reichert (R-WA), Betty McCollum (D-MN),Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Daniel Donovan (R-NY), who reintroduced the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R. 4022) in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation aims to accelerate the reduction of preventable child,…

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NCD Child’s Approach to Advocacy: Putting Children First

This guest post was written by, Jonathan D Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Executive Director, NCD Child, a a global multi-stakeholder coalition championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCD Child is a member of the Global Health Council. NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder…

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Seeking Today’s Midwifery Pioneers for Johnson & Johnson's GenH Challenge 

This post was written by Alice Lin Fabiano, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact. A good idea can come from anyone, anywhere. Looking at the history of midwifery, we see that good ideas often come from people providing care every day in communities and clinics around the world. The ways in which midwives have pioneered…

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Committed to serving the most vulnerable in South Sudan

This blog was written by GHC member IMA World Health (IMA). IMA’s work in South Sudan is funded by Global Fund/Population Services International, Global Fund/UNDP, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, UK’s Department for International Development/Mott MacDonald, UNFPA, and World Bank/South Sudan Ministry of Health. In the midst of ongoing violence in South Sudan, an estimated 2.3…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 16.4 – Addressing the global shortages of medicines, and the safety and accessibility of children’s medication

GHC, in collaboration with AAP, EGPAF, and PATH, would like to address agenda item 16.4. We share WHO Secretariat’s concerns about shortages of essential medicines for children. Children have distinct pharmacotherapy needs related to drug administration, medicine-related toxicity, and taste preferences, and require medicine formulas that are tailored to their ages, sizes, physiologic conditions, and…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 13.3 – Operational plan to take forward the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

Thank you the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of GHC and AAP. The report on implementation appropriately highlights the importance of what are described as “new challenges”: early child development; adolescent health; the health of women, children and adolescents in humanitarian and fragile settings; and multi-sectoral responses to addressing the underlying determinants of…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.2 – Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We applaud this report for adopting a life-course approach to ending obesity. Many countries now suffer from the “double burden” of malnutrition—growing numbers of people are overweight…

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Reach Act Milestone: 100 Members of Congress Support Legislation

Earlier this week 12 members of Congress signed on as cosponsors of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, bringing the total to 100 members of the House of Representatives supporting this bipartisan legislation. The Reach Act would coordinate a U.S. government strategy that can substantially reduce preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths, and help…

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