Global Health

A young boy receives an oral polio vaccination at a medical clinic at Petionville golf club on July 13, 2010, in Port-au-Prince.
A young boy receives an oral polio vaccination at a medical clinic at Petionville golf club on July 13, 2010, in Port-au-Prince.
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A mark is placed on a child’s hand to show that he has received a round of polio vaccine.
A mark is placed on a child’s hand to show that he has received a round of polio vaccine.
USAID

In 2010, 7.6 million children died before their fifth birthday. That same year, 358,000 women died during pregnancy or childbirth and there were 390,000 new HIV infections in children, with the odds in life already stacked against them. Infectious, life-threatening diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria are further exacerbated by endemic rates of malnutrition and poor access to health services. USAID is working with a wide array of partners to end preventable child deaths and improve the quality of and access to health care for marginalized groups –such as women and girls, children, and people living with HIV and AIDS. 

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Global Health Mini University: 

Global Health Mini University

Link: http://mini-u.k4health.org/

Description: The Mini-University (Mini-U) is an annual learning forum for Global Health professionals. It offers a variety of presentations highlighting evidence-based best practices and state-of-the-art information. The 2012 Mini-U is September 14, 2012 at George Washington University's Cloyd Heck Marvin Center in Washington, DC.

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Last updated: September 20, 2012

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