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Global Health Community Recognizes World Water Day, Discusses Related Issues

International Atomic Energy Agency: World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change… and Isotopes Elodie Broussard with the IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication discusses how the IAEA helps countries mitigate the impacts of climate change on water resources (3/20). Oxfam: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 6: The…

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The Atlantic: 10 Days Later: What Italians Wish They Had Known (Buder, 3/16). MedPage Today: Birth Control Implants, HIV Meds Safe Together (Susman, 3/12). NPR: Panic In The Street: How Psychology Shaped The Response To An Epidemic (Vedantam et al., 3/16). SciDev.Net: ‘Gender blind’ coronavirus policies could hinder disease fight…

Parental Consent Laws May Impact Adolescents’ Access To Health Services, UNAIDS Says

UNAIDS: Parental consent undermines the right to health of adolescents This post provides an overview of data on parental consent laws and the potential impact on adolescents accessing health services, noting, “Many countries have laws or policies that prevent adolescents from accessing essential health services without the consent of a…

UNFPA, UNICEF Renew Global Program To End Child Marriage Through 2023

U.N. News: U.N. program to help spare millions from child marriage, extended to 2023 “Millions of girls have been able to avoid ‘an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood,’ since the launch four years ago, of a joint U.N. agency program, the head of the U.N. Children’s…

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AFP: Talking about a menstrual revolution: Asia’s period problems (3/2). Global Health NOW: Virginity Testing in Morocco: Assault on Dignity, or a Shield Against Assault? (Sane, 2/29). The Guardian: Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa (McVeigh, 3/4). Reuters: In Argentina’s north, indigenous children…

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Al Jazeera: ‘I wish I was a boy’: The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty (Mire, 2/24). Devex: Migration, LDCs key concerns for NGOs as French development bill progresses (Chadwick, 2/25). Devex: What do strategies from 2019 tell us about donors’ priorities? (Stibi, 2/21). Devex: Can village nutrition schools reduce widespread…

ODI Study Examines Sexual, Reproductive Health, Role Of Social Norms In Cuba

Overseas Development Institute: Family, sexuality, and sexual and reproductive health in Cuba: the role of social norms “Globally, today’s cohort of adolescents and young people is the largest ever, and 90% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. This study aims to enhance knowledge and evidence on how best…

U.N. Agencies Recognize International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM

UNICEF: Approximately 1 in 4 FGM survivors were cut by a health care provider “Around 1 in 4 girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), or 52 million FGM survivors worldwide, were cut by health personnel, according to a new analysis by UNICEF…” (2/5). UNFPA-U.N. Women: Statement…