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The Issue of Inequalities: A Look at the Underlying Causes of Maternal and Child Death in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Eliminating preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths globally is an overarching goal of USAID’s work, so we must address the underlying causes. Read more >>

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It’s The Silent Killer: Undernutrition

Shivani Cotter is a member of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. Photo credit: Shivani Cotter

The U.S. Government through USAID and the Feed the Future initiative are striving to cut the death toll for children under 5 years old. Read more >>

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez on Global Nutrition

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Ariel Pablos-Mendez on USAID’s work to improve global nutrition and the progress we’ve made. Read more >>

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Winning the Battle Against Undernutrition and Stunting

Photo credit: Nazo Kureshy, USAID

No child, no mother, no country should ever have to suffer the injustice of a lack of nutrition in the 21st century. Read more >>

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Building a More Nutritious Future for All

Administrator Shah attends Nutrition for Growth event in London. Photo credit: USAID

At a landmark event in London this weekend, global government, business, and civil society leaders will join together to commit to a different future — one in which every child benefits from the nutrition needed to grow and thrive. Read more >>

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From Lab to Communities: Pioneering Low-Cost Approaches to Prevent Death and Treat Severe Illness

An Afghan nurse checks a crying newborn boy who was born that morning in the maternity ward of a hospital in Kabul on March 15, 2010.  Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world with an estimated 1,800 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The high birthrate places a heavy weight on a society where average per capita earnings are about USD700 a year. It is also a risk to mothers. Afghanistan is second only to Sierra Leone in maternal mortality rates, which run as high as 8 percent in some areas. Afghanistan has one of the world's highest fertility rates, averaging more than six babies per woman despite years of war and a severe lack of medical care. Awareness of, and access to, contraceptives remains low among many couples, with UNICEF estimating 10 percent of women use some form of birth control. Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI

Today, we look at USAID’s seminal role in working to focus global attention on the issue of newborn survival. Read more >>

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New Estimates Document Decline in Mortality for Children Under 5

Death rates in children under 5 are dropping in many countries at an accelerated pace, according to a new report in ‘The Lancet’ based on data from 187 countries from 1970 to 2010. Worldwide, 7.7 million children are expected to die this year down from the 1990 figure of 11.9 million. Global child survival programs […]

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Lancet Series Puts Spotlight on Global Tuberculosis Efforts

On May 19th, ‘The Lancet’ released a special series on tuberculosis, which includes a series of papers and comments highlighting the need for new tools, the threat posed by drug-resistant strains, results of current control efforts and other issues about TB worldwide http://www.thelancet.com/series/tuberculosis. While treatment strategies saved six million lives and 36 million cases of […]

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