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The Lancet Publishes Special Issue On Primary Health Care

The Lancet: Special Issue on Primary Health Care This special issue on primary health care is being launched at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO, and UNICEF, which will bring together 1,200 leaders to endorse the Astana Declaration, 40 years after the…

Survey Examines Progress, Challenges Toward FP2020 Global Consensus Statement

PSI’s “Impact Blog”: Charting the Way Forward for the FP2020 Global Consensus Statement Sarah Anderson, communications intern with PSI, discusses the upcoming International Conference of Family Planning and progress on the FP2020 Global Consensus Statement. Anderson highlights results from surveys sent to 43 endorsing organizations that “have illuminated the statement’s…

Letter To Editor Discusses Potential Impacts Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Health

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Trump’s health policy does not protect life Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “In the Oct. 11 front-page [Washington Post] article … there was an essential breach between the Trump administration’s words and the effect of its foreign policy. ……

Improved Access To Family Planning Services, Strengthened Reproductive Rights Will Bolster Global Social, Economic Development, UNFPA Report Says

Devex: All countries need to strengthen health systems, reproductive rights, UNFPA report says “Continued progress on decreasing fertility rates and family size is dependent on health systems providing universally accessible reproductive health services, according to the United Nations Population Fund 2018 ‘State of the World Population: The Power of Choice:…

New Model Of NCD Care In Sub-Saharan Africa Needed To Reach UHC

Devex: Opinion: A new model of NCD care to achieve UHC in sub-Saharan Africa Nick Manuelpillai, medical adviser at the Joep Lange Institute “…In their current state, the health budgets of sub-Saharan African countries do not allow the region to adequately cover [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] care for the population. To…

11 Global Health, Development Organizations Sign Action Plan To Improve Collaboration, Promote Transparency, Accountability In Efforts To Achieve SDG3

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Health Organizations Commit to New Ways of Working Together for Greater Impact “Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations [on Tuesday] signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the…

London Summit, Lancet Commission Report Call For More Attention To Mental Health

NPR: Report: World Support For Mental Health Care Is ‘Pitifully Small’ “It’s a major milestone in the fight to recognize mental health and mental illness as global issues: a comprehensive report from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, three years in the making, released this past week at a…

U.N. Demands Closure Of Australia’s Offshore Detention Centers For Refugees, Asylum Seekers After MSF Expelled From Nauru

Devex: MSF staff outline grave dangers to refugees after Nauru halts mental health services “A day after Médecins Sans Frontières condemned Nauru for halting ‘desperately needed’ mental health services on the island, the government has hit back, accusing the organization of being ‘political activists’ who worked to advance their ‘political…

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