The Lancet – May 16, 2015

The Lancet
May 16, 2015 Volume 385 Number 9981 p1917-2014 e47-e48
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/current

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Comment
For every woman, every child, everywhere: a universal agenda for the health of women, children, and adolescents
Sarah Zeid, Flavia Bustreo, Maha Taysir Barakat, Peter Maurer, Kate Gilmore
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60766-8
Summary
Preventable mortality and morbidity among women, adolescents, and children are severe in humanitarian settings. Data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on 50 fragile states show that 60% of preventable maternal deaths, 53% of deaths in children younger than 5 years, and 45% of neonatal deaths take place in fragile settings of conflict, displacement, and natural disasters.1–3 Worldwide, women and children are up to 14 times more likely than men to die in a disaster.4

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World Report
Ebola vaccine trial in west Africa faces criticism
Miriam Shuchman
Published Online: 12 May 2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60938-2
WHO has come under fire for its running of the Ebola ring vaccine trial in Guinea, with critics highlighting inadequate care of participants and patients. Miriam Shuchman report