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Scotland Moves Toward Becoming First Nation To Make Menstrual Products Free For All Women

CBS: The Scottish parliament approved plans to make period products free for all women “Scottish Parliament has approved stage one of a plan to make all period products free in Scotland. On Tuesday, all parties backed the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill, which was introduced by representative Monica Lennon…”…

MSF Teams In DRC Using Solar Power In Health Care Facilities

Médecins Sans Frontières: Saving lives with solar power in Democratic Republic of Congo “In remote parts of countries like Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where patients often have to walk long distances to get to a hospital, many health centers struggle with a very basic issue — a lack of…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Outbreak

AP: Iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens (Vahdat, 2/19). Foreign Policy: Are China’s Coronavirus Figures Reliable? (Palmer, 2/19). New York Times: To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say (Nuwer, 2/19). NPR: Coronavirus Is Contagious, But Kids Seem Less Vulnerable So Far (Aubrey,…

IRC Report Discusses Impact Of Ebola Outbreak In DRC On Sexual Reproductive Health

International Rescue Committee: Not All That Bleeds is Ebola — how the DRC outbreak impacts reproductive health This IRC report discusses the impact the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has had on sexual reproductive health (SRH) services and provides recommendations for improving SRH service provision…

First Medical Relief Flight In 3 Years Leaves Yemen Capital

AP: 1st medical relief flight in 3 years departs Yemen’s capital “A United Nations medical relief flight carrying patients from Yemen’s rebel-held capital took off Monday, the first such aid flight in over three years. Saudi Arabia controls Yemen’s airspace and has prevented any flights from leaving the capital, Sanaa,…

More News In Global Health

ABC News: Rebels kill dozens of villagers in Ebola-hit Congo (Winsor, 2/3). AP: As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk (Webber, 1/31). Devex: Q&A: WHO’s global strategy to tackle health misinformation (Ravelo, 2/4). Devex: How South Africa is spearheading efforts to tackle MDR TB (February 2020).…

February 2020 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The February 2020 WHO Bulletin features articles on accelerating universal health coverage (UHC) and includes an editorial on UHC provisions for women, children, and adolescents; a news article on pooling resources for UHC; and a policy article on tailored HIV programs and UHC…

Coronavirus Outbreak Impacting Travel, Trade, Life In Quarantined Chinese Cities

AP: Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide “A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians…” (Kim, 2/2). CNN: U.S. enforces coronavirus travel restrictions. China…