children&#039;s health http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22399/all en Cambodia mystery disease "solved," health experts say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/120711/cambodia-mystery-disease-solved-health-experts-sa The cause of Cambodia's deadly "mystery" disease has been found by health experts, CNN reported today. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cambodian Ministry of Health allegedly have determined that the culprit is a combination of pathogens: enterovirus 71, streptococcus suis and dengue fever. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/120711/cambodia-mystery-disease-solved-health-experts-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia children children's health enterovirus 71 epidemic Health mystery disease Phnom Penh Southeast Asia tropical disease WHO world health Asia-Pacific Cambodia Health Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:29:01 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5711420 at http://www.globalpost.com Sugar causes diabetes, not weight gain (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130228/sugar-causes-diabetes-not-weight-gain-video A new study confirms that sugar, not obesity is behind type 2 diabetes.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130228/sugar-causes-diabetes-not-weight-gain-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> children's health Want to Know Health Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:25:34 +0000 Alexander Besant 5770345 at http://www.globalpost.com TB is a leading, but underdiagnosed, cause of child mortality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/tb-leading-under-diagnosed-cause-child-mortality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At least 500,000 children die from the treatable disease each year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marissa Miley </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing concern for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, who <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2013/tuberculosis_threat_20130318/en/" target="_blank">issued a joint statement today</a> calling for additional funding to combat the deadly infectious disease. &ldquo;We are treading water at a time when we desperately need to scale up our response to [multi-drug resistant TB],&rdquo; said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO&rsquo;s director-general, in a press release.</p> <p>While health officials did not single out the devastating impact of the disease on children, just last week, M&eacute;decins Sans Fronti&egrave;res (MSF) reported that its doctors in Tajikistan are <a href="http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=6680&amp;cat=field-news&amp;ref=news-index&amp;utm_source=buffer&amp;buffer_share=ac181" target="_blank">treating the youngest patient</a> they have ever diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, a 9-month old little girl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/tb-leading-under-diagnosed-cause-child-mortality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> children's health Health Global Pulse Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:08:00 +0000 Marissa Miley 5787020 at http://www.globalpost.com USAID report gives few details on progress reducing child mortality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/usaid-forward-report-child-mortality-preventable-diseases <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 170 countries have signed a pledge to reduce child mortality, but specifics are lacking. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marissa Miley </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday released its first progress report for USAID Forward, the major reform effort it <a href="http://transition.usaid.gov/press/factsheets/2010/fs101118.html" target="_blank">initiated in 2010 </a>&ldquo;to change the way the Agency does business.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Development is a discipline,&rdquo; said USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, in a keynote speech to mark the report&rsquo;s publication. With USAID Forward, the agency has put forth a new model for development very much defined by the language of business. Shah, a Wharton School of Business graduate, spoke about metrics, results, cost-benefit analysis, new partnerships and innovation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/usaid-forward-report-child-mortality-preventable-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> children's health Health Global Pulse Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:14:09 +0000 Marissa Miley 5790111 at http://www.globalpost.com New reports focus on global child health, call for improvements in child nutrition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/new-reports-focus-global-child-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Separate publications from Countdown to 2015 and Save the Children examine the health and development of children around the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marissa Miley </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two reports released this week examine the health and development of children around the world and outline next steps for the global community.</p> <p>The international coalition Countdown to 2015 released a <a href="http://www.countdown2015mnch.org/documents/2013Report/Countdown_2013-Update_withprofiles.pdf">report</a> tracking progress toward the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to child and maternal health, and the nonprofit Save the Children published a separate <a href="http://www.savethechildren.org/atf/cf/%7B9def2ebe-10ae-432c-9bd0-df91d2eba74a%7D/FOOD_FOR_THOUGHT.PDF">report</a> addressing child malnutrition. Both reports were published Monday and pressed for continued efforts to improve the health and livelihood of children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/new-reports-focus-global-child-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> children's health Global Pulse Wed, 29 May 2013 17:06:03 +0000 Marissa Miley 5847716 at http://www.globalpost.com