UNICEF report calls for investment in the most vulnerable children to combat inequalities

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28 JUNE 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children report paints a stark picture of what is in store for the world’s poorest children if governments, donors, businesses and international organizations do not accelerate efforts to address their needs. Based on current trends, the report points out that 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children.

Deliver for Good: Share your views on 12 critical investments in girls and women

24 JUNE 2016 | ONLINE — The Deliver for Good Campaign is a new global push that applies a gender lens to the Sustainable Development Goals and promotes 12 critical investments in girls and women to power progress for all. A core element of the campaign are policy briefs related to the 12 investment areas. These initial briefs were drafted in consultation with more than 25 issue experts from around the world. And now it’s your turn—add your expertise, insights, share case studies, and review!

Jo Cox : White Ribbon Alliance Remembers British MP and Former Staff Member

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22 JUNE 2016 | WASHINGTON, DC — Jo joined WRA in May 2009 as the Director of the Maternal Mortality campaign and quickly became instrumental in bringing global political attention to the need to elevate maternal, newborn health as a means to lift the status of women worldwide. She worked closely with Sarah Brown, a tireless maternal health advocate, to build a strong base of supporters for our work. Together they were critical in getting maternal, newborn health on the agenda at the G8, African Union and other influential global bodies.

Grand Challenges Canada announces new open funding opportunities

27 MAY 2016 | ONTARIO, CANADA — Do you have a bold idea for improving reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health? Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada) has launched two new Requests for Proposals: Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Saving Brains. The funding opportunities, open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada supports bold ideas that integrate science and technology, social and business innovation

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    APHA takes a leadership role in policies and strategies to improve maternal, child, and adolescent health

    The American Public Health Association (APHA) has spent the past year deepening its commitment to maternal and child health strategies that improve health well-being. Recently, APHA worked with the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) to globalize one of its existing policy statements on maternal mortality which was adopted at the 50th General Assembly in Geneva. The “Reducing Maternal Mortality as a Human Right” resolution recommends national governments design vital health statistics systems to track high rates of maternal deaths and create health workforces equipped to serve developing countries where maternal death rates are some of the highest.

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    Global Nutrition Report: Malnutrition Becoming the “New Normal” Across the Globe

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    Even Amid a Humanitarian Crisis, Education Cannot Wait

    Education is a core component of a humanitarian response. However, too often education remains severely underfunded given competing priorities. But without it, children — and girls in particular — are at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, disempowerment or worse.

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