Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Rebecca Lefton – Center for American Progress – Thursday, 14 March 2013 (originally published 11 Mar) President Barack Obama pledged during his January 2013 State of the Union address that the United States would join with its allies to “eradicate” extreme poverty over the “next two decades” by connecting more people to the global economy […]

Pregnant women ignored amid rapid urbanization – UNICEF

Pregnant women ignored amid rapid urbanization – UNICEF

Maria Caspani – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/TrustLaw) LONDON: Pregnant women living in poor urban areas frequently lack access to health care, despite cities offering better clinics and highly-skilled doctors than rural areas, the United Nations children agency (UNICEF) says in a report. The aid agency’s flagship State of the World’s Children report – which this […]

Global Infant Mortality Ranking Called Compromised

Global Infant Mortality Ranking Called Compromised

Todd Neale – MedPage Today – Tuesday, 21 February 2012 (originally published 18 Feb) The variation in rankings of perinatal and infant mortality between countries, which is often used as an indicator of healthcare quality, is probably related to differences in how the smallest and most premature babies are registered in national databases, researchers found. […]