Jun 26, 2014
For ending child and maternal deaths by 2035, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieving this goal. #India #NewsTracker #Health #USAid #Washington #Child mortality #Harsh Vardhan #Union Health Minister #maternal mortality #Six-point plan #Girl Child Education #Acting on the Call
Jun 23, 2014
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Mar 19, 2013
Deworming campaigns and Vitamin A doses aren't helping our kids. And the lack of toilets is stunting their growth. Two studies show that Indian kids have a tall problem before them. Even poorer African countries are taller, on average, than us. #Child mortality #GoodReads #Sanitation #public defecation #Vitamin A
Jul 29, 2014
Lyse Doucet's film showed the tragedy and horror of traumatised and pessimistic children mixed up in conflict. But hard as it was to watch, they deserve our attention You might think the timing of Children of Syria (BBC2) is unfortunate, given that t...
Jul 18, 2014
In 2012, 6.6 million children died worldwide before reaching the age of five. The majority died from preventable illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria. Since 1990 child mortality rates have significantly decreased, but global health officia...
Jul 15, 2014
I can't believe my youngest child is heading off to college in the fall. This milestone has me brooding about my own mortality (which is no surprise), while also contemplating his. The world, after all, is a dangerous place. Perhaps the quietest, yet...