Event:Tackling HIV related Stigma and Discrimination in South Asia Lessons Learned

The World Bank South Asia AIDS Team & ICRW invite you to attend the following event at the 37th annual Global Health Council Conference on International Health Tackling HIV related Stigma and Discrimination in South Asia: Lessons Learned When: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Although HIV prevalence in South Asia is low overall, HIV >> Read more

News: Food or Cash? New IFPRI study assesses the effectiveness of transfer programs

What makes a more effective social safety net program: transfers of food, or cash? The question is hardly academic. Governments, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations must decide whether to provide the world’s poorest people with cash, food, or a mixture of the two. In recent years, many have begun favoring cash transfers over food aid. >> Read more


The Green Belt Movement (GBM) and Center for Environment and Population (CEP) 2010 Fellowship Introduction: The Green Belt Movement is collaborating with the Center for Environment and Population (CEP) to host a University/graduate level paid Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya beginning June 2010 for up to 8 months to: a) help the Green Belt Movement determine >> Read more

News: Maternal Health A New Study Challenges Benefits of Vitamin A for Women and Babies

Giving women vitamin A capsules did not save their lives or the lives of their new babies, according to a surprising new study from Ghana reported this week by the medical journal Lancet. The results contradicted an earlier study in Nepal that showed a huge drop in deaths among child-bearing women taking vitamin A, and disappointed >> Read more

Resources: (English & French) A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund

Karen Hardee, Jill Gay and Elisha Dunn-Georgiou Integrating RH and HIV can greatly contribute to mitigating the AIDS pandemic by reducing unintended pregnancy; preventing perinatal transmission; expanding to more target groups; reducing gender based violence; meeting the needs of people living with HIV and providing our youth with the knowledge and services they need. Whether >> Read more

Publication: Nutritional supplementation in girls influences the growth of their children: prospective study in Guatemala

Jere R Behrman, Maria C Calderon, Samuel H Preston, John Hoddinott, Reynaldo Martorell and Aryeh D Stein Background: Better early childhood nutrition improves schooling, adult health, skills, and wages, but there is little evidence regarding its effect on the next generation. Objective: We assessed whether nutritional supplementation in children aged <7 to 15 y affected >> Read more

Event: (DC) Women Deliver Conference June 7-9 2010

Women Deliver 2010, a global conference, will be held in Washington DC on June 7-9, 2010. The theme of the conference is: "Delivering solutions for girls and women," and we plan to focus on political, economic, social/cultural, and technological solutions. This global meeting will expand on Women Deliver's hallmark of inclusivity, reaching out to new >> Read more

News: Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across the Globe

"For the first time in decades, researchers are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth, to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980. The findings, published in the medical journal The Lancet, challenge the prevailing view of maternal mortality as an intractable problem that >> Read more

Event: Exploring climate change, food security and global health, and why women are the key to lasting solutions

Population Action International Women and Global Health Exploring climate change, food security and global health, and why women are the key to lasting solutions The Obama administration has announced an ambitious global health initiative which seeks to broaden and integrate our approach to global issues, including HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, neglected tropical diseases, >> Read more