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More Political Will, Investment Needed To Support Midwife Training, Regulation

Devex: Opinion: Invest in midwives to improve global health Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…[I]f all women gave birth with a midwife in a facility capable of providing basic emergency care, it is estimated that…

June 2017 Issue Of Inside FHI 360 Available Online

FHI 360: Inside FHI 360 FHI 360’s monthly newsletter contains features on several topics, including the organization’s 2016 annual report focused on breakthroughs and the “groundbreaking discoveries and the fresh insights they generate”; a conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci on HIV research efforts; and a video on the importance of…

1 In 5 Children In Wealthy Nations Live In Poverty, UNICEF Report Shows

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: 20 percent of children in developed countries living in poverty “…The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF has warned that its report should serve as a ‘wake-up call’ to the high rate of children in rich countries living in relative poverty. The report makes clear that ‘higher incomes do…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Modeling Impact Of Proposed Global Health Budget Cuts On HIV, TB, Family Planning, MNCH

Kaiser Family Foundation: What Could U.S. Budget Cuts Mean for Global Health? This new analysis models the potential impact of the administration’s proposed FY18 budget request, as well as two budget scenarios with more modest decreases, on global health using newly developed budget impact models that examine the relationship between…

Devex Begins 3-Part Series Examining How Mexico City Policy Will Impact Family Planning, Reproductive Health Activities Of Colombia’s Profamilia

Devex: In Colombia, ‘global gag rule’ punishes conflict-affected populations “…[I]n January, the [Colombia] family planning institution and safe abortion provider [Profamilia] chose not to comply with United States President Donald Trump’s expanded ‘global gag rule,’ otherwise known as the Mexico City policy and most recently renamed the ‘Protecting Life in…

UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin Dies At Age 68

Associated Press: U.N. population agency chief Babatunde Osotimehin has died “The head of the U.N. population agency, Babatunde Osotimehin, who was a global leader in promoting public health and sexual and reproductive rights and services for women and girls, died at his home, the agency announced Monday. Osotimehin, who was…

Estimated 100K Children Threatened By Violence In Mosul, UNICEF Warns

Associated Press: UNICEF: 100,000 children in dangerous conditions in Mosul “Mosul’s children are bearing the brunt of the intensified fight between U.S.-backed government forces and the Islamic State group in the city’s western half, the United Nations children’s agency warned on Monday…” (Salaheddin, 6/5). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF reports 100,000 children…

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