More Funding For Maternal, Child Health is Urged

Health experts, academics, multilateral agencies and donor groups are urging the international community to put more money into

like diarrhea, pneumonia and measles in the developing world, the New York Times reports. Health experts said that child deaths from diarrhea and pneumonia can be significantly reduced through new treatment methods. Meanwhile, GAVI Alliance, a group of donors, said that an additional USD3 to 4 billion funding could help safeguard children in developing countries against the causes of pneumonia and diarrhea.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.