International Youth Day 2014: Going beyond disease and mortality

August 12 is International Youth Day. MCHIP’s Maura Gaughan provides insight into the global strategies to improve child health.

International Youth Day 2014: Going beyond disease and mortality

International Youth Day is an opportunity to recognize global efforts for child survival and early childhood development that are the foundations for healthy youth development and growth.

MCHIP plays key role introducing lifesaving vaccine in nine African countries

Pneumonia is the deadliest disease among children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.2 million children annually. Fortunately, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) can protect susceptible children, preventing against severe forms of pneumococcal diseases—mainly pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis.

Sustainably graduating – so they don’t come home to live with us

Mandates for sustainability are often absent when major global initiatives form and the focus turns to rapid, short-term achievement. This blog focuses on GAVI Alliance’s plans for sustainability.

A tough road to build a healthy nation

In Timor Leste, where development indicators and immunization coverage are among the worst in Asia, an immunization intervention implemented by JSI is increasing the effectiveness, quality, and accessibility of immunization services.

How an organic coffee cooperative in Timor-Leste is increasing immunization coverage

  Located in the west-central part of Timor-Leste is Ermera, one of the country’s prime coffee-growing districts. In this mountainous district, many farmers are members of Cooperativa Cafe Timor, a cooperative that supports the production and sale of coffee, the country’s principal agricultural export. The cooperative also provides free primary health care services for its … Continue reading “How an organic coffee cooperative in Timor-Leste is increasing immunization coverage”

MCHIP plays key role introducing lifesaving vaccine in nine African countries

Pneumonia is the deadliest disease among children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.2 million children annually. Fortunately, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) can protect susceptible children, preventing against severe forms of pneumococcal diseases—mainly pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis.

Two big challenges to prevent under-five deaths from pneumonia: Care seeking and treatment compliance

On World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP Child Health Team Lead Yehuda Benguigui describes the global effort to curb preventable child death from pneumonia and other early childhood diseases.

The funding is commendable: but what about coordination? Working together to save children’s lives

There are roughly 750 days left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Among other benchmarks, this means reducing the number of child deaths worldwide by two-thirds (MDG4).