• Health and Population

    Universal Breast-Feeding Goals Blocked by Industry, UN Report Suggests

    by  • June 14, 2016 • Health and Population, Syria, UN Agencies, Women's Issues • 

    A premature infant breast-feeding. CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAlthough more countries have been passing laws to promote and to protect breast-feeding, the breast-milk substitutes industry continues to...

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    A New Campaign, #EveryHourMatters, Urges Instant Post-Rape Care

    by  • March 28, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, UN Agencies, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    Maureen Phiri, a Malawian who told a story of being raped as an 11-year-old at a United Nations panel event.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyMaureen Phiri, a young girl from a poor family in Malawi, was only 11 years old when she was...

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    In an Aging Global Population, Women Want Productive Lives

    by  • March 23, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, Women's Issues • 

    Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyCensus figures everywhere confirm that the population of the world is getting steadily older. Much has been written and...

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    Egypt’s Fertility Rate Turns Upward, but Why?

    by  • March 1, 2016 • Health and Population, Middle East, Women's Issues • 

    A USAID program in upper Egypt, in partnership with the government, promotes family planning and related services. Here, a neonatal clinic. Mohamed Abdel Wahab for USAID/Egypt

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFor more than a quarter-century, beginning in the late 1970s, the number of children born to a woman in...

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    In UN Refugee Camps, Sports Soothe Trauma for Children

    by  • January 27, 2016 • Education, Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, Refugees • 

    Somali Refugees in Kenya

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously“Sport is the only area of human existence that has achieved universal law,” said Thomas Bach, the president of...

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    A New Commission to Focus on Women’s Rights Gaps in the Global Goals

    by  • January 11, 2016 • Health and Population, LGBT, Women's Issues • 

    tktktkt Our community health workers in Afghanistan travel around on foot, to take family planning information directly to people's doorsteps.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyA respected medical journal and a leading American population research and policy organization have teamed up to create a...

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    All in Africa: The World’s 13 Highest-Mortality Countries

    by  • January 6, 2016 • Africa, Development, Health and Population, Poverty, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    M'Poko camp in Central African Republic

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyDespite remarkable reductions in mortality, 13 sub-Saharan African countries — 1 out of every 20 people in the world...

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    The UN’s Support of Midwifery and the Serious Gaps That Remain

    by  • December 21, 2015 • Africa, Health and Population, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Agencies, Women's Issues • 

    The world faces a shortage of midwives, who could crucially cut the maternal death rate. Here, Cambodians training to be midwives, in an Australian financed program at the Technical School for Medical Care in Phnom Penh. CHRISTOFFE GARGIULO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyMidwifery is one of the world’s most ancient vocations, its practitioners playing a prominent role dating back to the...

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    A Monastery’s Farm in Burkina Faso Feels the Impacts of Climate Change

    by  • December 5, 2015 • Africa, Climate and Environment, Development, Health and Population • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyKOUBRI, Burkina Faso — More than 2,500 miles away from this village, world leaders met recently in Paris to...

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    The Drug War: A Dangerous Trap for Poor Children and Their Families, a New Report Says

    by  • November 20, 2015 • Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, Human Trafficking, Latin America, Poverty, UN Office on Drugs and Crime • 

    The global drug war . Here, poppy field in Afghanistan, sources of opium. CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn time for Universal Children’s Day, a new report shows how the war on drugs hurts children’s health, puts...

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