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Where is TB in maternal & child health?

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Online

Why are some children unresponsive to adequate treatment for pneumonia, malnutrition, and HIV? Why do some of them die? Maybe they are among the over 600,000 children that fall ill with tuberculosis each year but are never diagnosed.

Join experts from the TB and MNCH communities in a global debate on the linkages between tuberculosis and maternal and child health to:

  • identify opportunities for intervention,

  • increase the visibility of childhood TB, and

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Yes
Author
Strengthening High-Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree)

The role of STIs in the transmission dynamics of HIV epidemics is paradoxical and complex. Population-based studies have found that both the prevalence and incidence of HIV were substantially higher among people with STIs. However, randomized trials have found STI treatment to have little to no effect on HIV incidence. Even though STI treatment does not seem to have a significant impact on HIV incidence, effective management of STIs is an essential public health activity, especially for improved maternal and child health outcomes.

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Join USAID's Saving Lives at Birth for a Discussion About Sustainable MNH Innovations

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Virtual

USAID will be moderating a two-day Springboard discussion for Saving Lives at Birth starting on February 18 at 9 a.m. EST around this important question: How can we create game-changing and sustainable social and behavior change through innovation? The conversation will focus on social and behavior change communication innovations in maternal and newborn health specifically. USAID moderators Emily Hillman and Hope Hempstone will be available during the discussion.

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Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development - Round 6 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) applications now open

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) invite global problem solvers to answer their sixth call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of childbirth.

Health Systems Trust Conference 2016

Venue
Gauteng, South Africa

Health Systems Trust (HST) is hosting a conference from 4-6 May 2016 at the Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg, Gauteng. Under the banner of Strengthened health systems for sustainable development: Sharing, Supporting, Synergising, the event is designed to advance the global public health agenda in improving health outcomes.

The three-day conference will provide a forum for delegates to exchange ideas, develop support mechanisms for common challenges, and foster synergies between interested groups.

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Communication Strategy Guide for Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition

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Yes
Author
UNICEF

This Global Communication Strategy Development Guide for Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Programs Guide has been conceived as a step-by-step tool for MNCH program managers, program planners, and communication specialists to use when conceptualizing, writing, implementing and assessing their programs.

The Guide consists of modules that address the various steps in developing a communication for development strategy, with an example of how to develop a strategy specifically for Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) programmes.

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Fact Sheet: Routine Immunizations and Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhea

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Yes
Author
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Every year, millions of young children continue to die of preventable diseases. Immunizations are one of the best ways to protect these children, yet one out of five infants—many from the poorest, hardest to reach, and most vulnerable families—are not vaccinated. At the same time, pneumonia and diarrhea claim the lives of 2 million children each year who do not receive the simple, lifesaving treatment they need. These two diseases alone are responsible for 29 percent of deaths in children under age 5.

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Fact Sheet: Improved Nutrition and Sanitation

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Author
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Clean water, nutritious food, and a hygienic environment -- these are the building blocks of health for any community. Yet, these necessities are out of reach for many families in low-resource environments. As a result, malnutrition contributes to 45 percent of childhood deaths worldwide. Combined with micronutrient deficiencies, malnourishment stunts children’s physical and cognitive development, the consequences of which are life-long.

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Fact sheet: Maternal and Newborn Health

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Author
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Each year the world continues to lose almost 300,000 mothers as a result of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Another 6.6 million deaths occur among children under age 5, of which 44 percent occur during the first month of life. The first 48 hours after birth are the most critical, with almost half of newborn deaths occurring within the first 24 hours of life. Yet for millions of mothers in low-resource settings, antenatal care is not routine, births are unattended, and postpartum care is non-existent.

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