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News & Events | 22 April 2013 | Event Updates, Ending Child Deaths, Philanthropy Studies, and Microfinance on Earth Day

April 22, 2013

In case you missed it…

All in the Family…Office: Learn about our current activities as we work with family offices and other wealth management firms.

A Heads-up and Throwback of Events

Child Deaths: Reports from the U.S. and Abroad

WHO, UNICEF Launch Global Initiative Aimed At Preventing Childhood Deaths From Pneumonia, Diarrhea: The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea is yet another initiative to end preventable childhood deaths. In addition, our current child survival series and Community Case Management examples contain tips for donors on how to invest in programs that deliver treatments for pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria at the community level.

U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11: According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  infant death rates in the United States fell 12% between 2005-2011. Improvements were seen particularly in southern states and among black families but huge racial gaps in outcomes remain.

A Pilot Study on Philanthropy

The Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity has released Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study, which measures and compares giving across 13 countries.

Microfinance

Beyond Profit: A Talk With Muhammad Yunus: This Fixes article in the New York Times highlights Muhammad Yunus’ microfinance work and his ideas on the future of the field.

Happy Earth Day!

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