MDG 4 & 5 CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH
Discussions pertaining to MDGs 4 & 5 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards either of these goals will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the fourth and fifth Millennium Development Goals are as follows: The fourth goal is to Reduce Child Mortality with the target of reducing by 2/3 the under-five mortality rate between 1990 and 2015. The fifth goal is to Improve Maternal Health by 1) Reducing by 3/4 between 1990 and 2015 the maternal mortality ratio, and 2) Achieving by 2015 universal access to reproductive health.
I am interested in children's education,I will try my best to support this goal. I am very glad if you can share you ideas with me.
Our professor showed us a vedio named "Kony2012". It told us a terrible story about children in Africa. Kony is a bad bad bad man and he forced children to fight with others. He forced children to kill their parents and their relations. It shocked me very much, and I think children need freedom and happiness life in Africa.
In an effort to raise awareness about the lack of clean drinking water around the world thousands of restaurants across the United States participated in the UNICEF Tap Project during World Water Week 2011 (March 20-26). This year the initiative will focus efforts on Togo, the Central African Republic, and Vietnam.
In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple,tangible and easy-to-implement concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF's efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.
The money raised will be used to support UNICEF's clean water programs. UNICEF works in more than 90 countries to improve access to safe water…
Since the terrible nightmare began and continues in Japan, parents are noticing a difference in child's emotions and behaviors.
Since the terrible nightmare began and continues in Japan, parents are noticing a difference in child's emotions and behaviors. Attention as been called by the government and community leaders to speak more to their children and ask questions about their emotions, which is something very new in the Japanese culture. A clinical pyschologist who has been around the children after experiencing trauma believes that children need to "play" as much as possible. This is a key factor in helping…
A new shot prevents the delivery of premature births, but the retail value of the shot had some individuals concerned.
A new drug has been marketed to pregnant women with short cervixes that often deliver prematurely due to complications. The drug which has been approved by the FDA has shown promise in helping women with short cervixes deliver healthier babies. While the price of the drug has significantly gone down, if prices could be lowered this new drug could help obtain the MDG's regarding infant mortality and womens health.
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World Health Day marks the anniversary of the founding, in 1948, of the World Health Organization, whose constitution – signed by all 193 Members of the United Nations — states that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”
Preventable deaths in pregnancy and childbirth are violations of the right to health, and the right to freedom from discrimination due to gender, race, ethnicity, immigration status, or income level. Maternal mortality is not just a public health emergency - it is a human rights crisis.
Every 90 seconds, another woman dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth - that's 1,000 women every day, more than 350,000 each year. The vast majority of these deaths could be prevented, and nin…
There is a world shortage of midwives, especially in Africa and the Middle East. If the global shortage of 350,000 midwives is met, it is said that it can save more than one million babies a year from dying. Some 1,000 women and 2,000 babies died every day from easily preventable birth complications - Afghanistan was the worst place to have a baby, the study said. Save the Children urges world leaders to show the political will to improve access to midwives and healthcare globally.
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has started the global rollout of the new pneumonia vaccine in Kenya, according to interim CEO, Helen Evans. Pneumonia has continued to be a major public health issue in Kenya, with the World Health Organization reporting that it is the country’s second leading killer among children, after malaria. The vaccine, already available in various private hospitals, has remained out of reach for many children, due to its $188 price tag.
Kenya is currently the first African country to roll out what in medical circles is referred to as "pneumococcal vaccine". Within the year, children in other poor countries such as Nicaragua, Mali, Yemen and Sierra Leone will also have access to the vaccine. President Mwai Kibaki Monday officially launched the pneumococcal vaccine that will immunize children in the country against pneumonia, the second largest killer of children below five years. The President assured Kenyans that his…
An important study has been released showing a mother's pregnancy diet may be a factor in later development of the child.
This study demonstrates the importance of a well balanced diet during pregnancy. The article describes how malnutrioned women during pregnancy may have everlasting affects on the child in later development. Diabetes being one of the major findings in children whose mother did not have a well balanced diet. Permanent gene adaptations may also be evident in these womens too.
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More than 800,000 anti-malaria bed nets arrived today in Zambia. These beds have been distributed three months ahead of scheduled. This was possible thanks to the Zambia Government, the World Bank, UNICEF, Stanbic Bank Zambia, part of the Standard Bank Group and the United Nations Foundation, supported by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance and the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria. These beds are going to be very helpful especially for the rainy season because children are at…