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Millions Of Adolescents Have Unmet Need For Modern Contraception, New Guttmacher Data Show

Guttmacher Institute: In Developing Regions, Greater Investment Is Needed to Help Adolescents Prevent Unintended Pregnancy “Ensuring that adolescent women are able to choose whether and when to have children is crucial to their sexual and reproductive health, yet new data published [last week] by the Guttmacher Institute show that contraceptive…

Access To Medicines Impacted In Iran Following Tightening Of U.S. Sanctions

New York Times: Iranians Fear Medicine Shortages as U.S. Tightens Sanctions “…Anxieties over the availability of medicine are mounting in Iran with the reimposition this month of sanctions by the United States after President Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal. Harsh banking restrictions and the threat of secondary sanctions for…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio (11/12). Associated Press: Myanmar: Bangladesh set to start repatriating Rohingya (11/11). Devex: Taking a systems-change approach to ending NTDs (Cheney, 11/12). The Guardian: Woman who bore rapist’s baby faces 20 years in El Salvador jail (Lakhani, 11/12). The Guardian: ‘They see…

Fighting In Yemen Escalates, Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

New York Times: As Famine Looms in Yemen, Saudi-Led Coalition Redoubles Attacks “The fight in Yemen has escalated drastically over the past week, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral into famine — despite, or even because of, a diplomatic push by the United States…

Political Will, Improved Data Key To Strengthening Primary Health Care, Achieving UHC

Project Syndicate: The Keys to Universal Health Coverage Jakaya Kikwete, member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity and former president of Tanzania “…The best way for countries to achieve a more integrated approach [to expanding access to health care] is to strengthen primary care, which is most…

November 2018 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2018 WHO Bulletin features articles on various topics, including an editorial on results-based financing in health, an article on the need for more health workers to achieve universal health coverage, and research on the accuracy of diabetes screening methods used for…

13 Countries Across Asia & The Pacific Develop Roadmaps To Expand PrEP, HIV Self-Testing

Unitaid: Thirteen countries from Asia and the Pacific plan scale-up of PrEP and HIV self-testing “Representatives from 13 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29 to 31 October to develop road maps to implement and expand pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV self-testing in the region.…

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