When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Michaél Martin, T.D., Ireland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, co-hosted the session “Partnering to Reduce Child Undernutrition” at the MDGs, world leaders and international organizations were asked to start putting more of an emphasis on the vital 1,000-day nutrition window that starts from the moment of conception to the 2nd birthday of each child.
Today, we celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 79th birthday and retirement from public life. Winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace prize, Archbishop Tutu has tirelessly led, in both word and deed, to end apartheid, achieve debt cancellation and end extreme poverty and senseless deaths from diseases like AIDS.
This is the fourth in a series of commentaries contributed by the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE). PACE is working to ensure that existing safe and effective vaccines for pneumonia—the world’s leading childhood killer—reach all of the children who need them.