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Australia’s Family Planning Foreign Aid Halved, NGOs Call For Increase In Funding To Help Fill Gap Left By Trump Administration

The Guardian: Aid groups lambast Coalition for halving family planning foreign aid “Aid groups have attacked the Australian government for slashing its foreign aid spending on family planning and urged it to fill a leadership void left by the Trump administration. Australia’s aid funding for family planning has halved from…

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214M Women Worldwide Lack Access To Modern Contraceptives, Reproductive Health Services, Guttmacher Report Shows

Humanosphere: More than 200 million women still lack access to modern contraception “A new study published [Thursday] by the Guttmacher Institute reports that some 214 million women, mostly in the developing world, lack access to modern methods of contraception and other reproductive services routinely available in the West…” (Nikolau, 6/29).…

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Enhancing Food Security In Africa, Asia Requires Investment, Sound Policies, Targeted Interventions

Devex: Opinion: Ending famines and chronic hunger requires good governance Paul A. Dorosh, director of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s development strategy and governance division “The United Nations’ urgent call in February for hunger relief for 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria has drawn the…

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Gates Foundation Blog Post Discusses Importance Of Dispelling Social Taboos Surrounding Menstruation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Why It’s Important To Break The Silence On Menstrual Health Madhu Krishna, country lead for water, sanitation and hygiene at BMGF, India, discusses the importance of education about menstruation and providing access to the hygiene and sanitation resources women need. She writes, “The…

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More Political Will, Funding, Training Needed To Reduce TB-Related Deaths In India

New York Times: What Killed Half a Million Indians? Pranay Sinha, a physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Scott K. Heysell, a physician and associate professor of medicine, infectious diseases, and international health at the University of Virginia “…A staggering number of Indians — over 400 million — are estimated…

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Financial Times Special Report Examines Efforts To Prevent, Treat Elephantiasis In India

Financial Times: Race to zero: India’s fight against elephantiasis “Household by household, person by person, an army of health workers is fighting to rid India of an ancient and disfiguring disease…” (Kazmin, 6/16).

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Rise In Temperature Over 50 Years Significantly Increased Probability Of Mass Heat-Related Deaths In India, Study Shows

New York Times: In India, Slight Rise in Temperatures Is Tied to Heat Wave Deaths “A temperature increase of less than one degree Fahrenheit over half a century raised the probability of mass heat-related deaths in India by two and a half times, a new study has found, in the…

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CFR Blog Post Examines Relationship Among Taiwan, China, WHO, Impact On Global Health Cooperation

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Asia Unbound”: Tedros, Taiwan, and Trump: What They Tell Us About China’s Growing Clout in Global Health Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the relationship between Taiwan, China, and the WHO, and examines how it could affect global…

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N. Korea Rejects S. Korean Group’s Offer Of Anti-Malaria Supplies Because Of South’s Support Of U.N. Sanctions

Associated Press: N. Korea rejects S. Korean group’s offer of malaria help “A South Korean civic group which offered to provide anti-malarial supplies to North Korea said Monday the North has rejected its proposal because of the South’s support of new U.N. sanctions…” (Kim, 6/5). Newsweek: North Korea rejects malaria…

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India Reports 3 Zika Cases; Experts Say More Likely

New York Times: India Acknowledges Three Cases of Zika Virus “…Hardly anyone outside the government knew about the three cases until last week, after the World Health Organization announced that it had received reports about them from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Gujarat state government officials then spoke…

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