Infant & Young Child Feeding

[Blog post] Cambodia: from policy to practice

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    Gizelle V. Gopez
    Guest Title: 
    Program Associate at PATH’s Cambodia Country Program

Summer 2006, rural China: My colleagues and I take a bathroom break at a rest stop on the side of the road on our way to a health clinic. Unlike many female restrooms around the world, there isn’t a long line of patrons waiting to use the holes in the ground separated by slabs of cement.  I walk over to one of the farthest holes in the room and, my colleague stands in front of my “stall” as a human door. Other patrons giggle at how shy we are using the makeshift toilets.

[Blog post] Finishing the job

At USAID's "Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday" briefing, USAID Administrator Raj Shah proudly displays a photo of one of his little ones, who had just graduated from her play group.

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    Hope Randall
    Guest Title: 
    Communications Associate for defeatDD at PATH
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I’ve always had a soft spot for revolutionary people and ideas, so it’s not surprising that my favorite part of USAID’s Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday briefing was a nod to the work of Jim Grant (Executive Director of UNICEF from 1980-1995) and his commitment to child health that saved countless lives. It reminded me that child health efforts in which I play a small role tell a story that’s been decades in the making.

[News & Event] New Evidence Documents Improvements in Child Health and Survival

PATH welcomes the encouraging news published in the Lancet today that global child deaths continue to decrease, while also recognizing that the fight is far from over. Childhood diarrhea and pneumonia claim a combined 2 million lives annually and remain significant causes of child mortality. While demonstrating how simple and affordable solutions can have a major impact, today’s good news also calls for continued scale-up of lifesaving interventions in the environments where children’s lives are most threatened.

[Blog post] Stories of transformation: We’ve got them—do you?

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    Lesley Reed
    Guest Title: 
    PATH

I didn’t notice Savita Rai at first. I was too busy watching the mothers’ group. I was in her Indian village to see how PATH’s Sure Start project was transforming a devastating situation—high rates of maternal and newborn deaths—into one of hope, and the mothers’ group was where the action was.

 

[Blog post] Giving Children a Sure Start and a Healthy Childhood

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    Tarun Vij
    Guest Title: 
    PATH’s Country Program Leader for India

As health leaders from around the globe gather for the Child Survival Call to Action, it is heartening to see India take a leadership role as co-convener of the Summit. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health and Family Welfare for India, will help facilitate the two days of dialogue on how we can focus attention on protecting children from the leading killers of those below age five: diarrhea and pneumonia.

[Blog post] Why dialogue on diarrhoea?

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    Stephanie Gill
    Guest Title: 
    Tearfund

“Oh, Stephanie, NO. Not while we’re eating our dinner!”

This is how the conversation usually goes when my parents make the mistake of asking me how my job is going over a family meal. I have become so used to discussing this subject, I forget that for most people it is perhaps more of an unrefined issue - certainly not a suitable topic of conversation during a meal at least.

[News & Event] Countdown to 2015 report shows progress, calls for continued action

Countdown to 2015, June 2012

The 2012 Countdown to 2015 Report, Building a Future for Women and Children, highlights country progress—and obstacles to progress—towards achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. It includes 75 country profiles.

Read the highlights here.

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