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Health minister outlines plan to end child, maternal deaths by 2035

Jun 26, 2014

Health minister outlines plan to end child, maternal deaths by 2035

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
Two million children under five die in central, west Africa each year: UN

Jun 23, 2014

Two million children under five die in central, west Africa each year: UN

Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the UN said. #World #United Nations #CrackingTheCode #UN #Africa #Nigeria #children #Child mortality #Unicef #Sierra Leone #Ghana #Central African Republic
India among top nations in reducing child mortality in last decade: report

Oct 23, 2013

India among top nations in reducing child mortality in last decade: report

India is among the top 10 nations that have made the greatest strides in reducing child mortality since 1990, according to a study published today. #India #NewsTracker #Health #Child mortality #Save the Children
WHO, Unicef join hands to bring down child mortality globally

Apr 12, 2013

WHO, Unicef join hands to bring down child mortality globally

Taking the bull by its horns, WHO and Unicef have put together a Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) aimed at ending preventable child deaths by these two major killers by 2025. #NewsTracker #WHO #Malnutrition #Child mortality #Unicef
Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Mar 19, 2013

Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

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

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Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Aug 06, 2014

Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'

When Brendan Gleeson was not quite 7, a Catholic boy growing up in Dublin, he had it all figured out. "One of the teachings was that you reached the age of reason at 7, I think. Something like that. Up till then you were still a child and you couldn'...
Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Aug 26, 2014

Ethiopian girls as young as five married off

Amhara, Ethiopia - Mekdes Murgeta does not remember her actual wedding, but her family told her it happened when she was five . Pointing at her own five-year-old daughter she confirms she was her age. Murgeta lives in Mosebo, a rural village in the A... #Ethiopia #United States Agency for International Development #Save the Children
Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Aug 11, 2014

Ten Irish people you don't want knocking on your door...

A list of well-known Irish names that you might be freaked to see appearing on your threshold. 1. Martin 'The Viper' Foley The veteran gangster who runs the debt collection firm, Viper Debt Recovery and Repossession Agency. 2. Love Hate's Nidge: King... #United Kingdom #Dublin, Ireland #Brendan Smith #Martin Cahill #Tom Vaughan #Garda Siochana #Croke Park