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WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral…

Financial Times Features Series Of Articles On Investing In Girls, Gender Equality

Financial Times: Girls: The Path to Gender Equality “Investing in girls and narrowing the gender gap brings a ‘triple benefit’ to society,” the series summary says. Highlights from the series include the following articles, among others: Financial Times: Why invest in teenage girls? “The economic argument is compelling: adolescence is…

Global Obesity Among Children, Teens Up 10-Fold Since 1975; Over-, Underweight Rates Vary Widely Among Regions, Study Shows

Associated Press: Children’s obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked “While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released Tuesday. Globally, more children are still underweight rather than obese although the researchers…

Women’s, Girls’ Reproductive Health, Rights Being Pushed To ‘Bottom Of The Heap,’ UNFPA Executive Director Says, Calls For ‘Moral Leadership’

Devex: Family planning sector needs ‘moral leadership,’ says UNFPA chief “The newly appointed executive director of the United Nations Population Fund has described a situation of injustice when it comes to women and girls’ access to reproductive health and rights, saying that their needs are being ‘relegated to the bottom…

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Associated Press: U.N. voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt (El-Mafty, 12/4). Devex: Q&A: ‘The climate challenge is a development problem. A major development problem’ (Igoe, 12/4). Devex: Australia has released its new foreign policy white paper — what now for NGOs? (Cornish, 12/1). Devex: In India, can a…

Increased Youth Engagement Would Help Accelerate Family Planning Efforts

The Lancet: Family planning: accelerating the way ahead Editorial Board “The latest figures and progress of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) global partnership were released in its annual report on Dec 5. FP2020 The Way Ahead, together with a related research paper by Niamh Cahill and colleagues published online in…

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BBC News: Menstruating girls banned from crossing Ghana river (1/11). Devex: DRC cholera outbreak hampers humanitarian efforts, worries neighbors (Roby, 1/12). The Guardian: ‘A great milestone’: Somaliland adopts legislation outlawing rape (Bowman, 1/11). The Lancet: Natalia Kanem: lifelong advocate for women’s health and rights (Zarocostas, 1/13). New York Times: A…

Study Documents Legal, Clandestine Abortion Rates Among Ethiopian Adolescents

Guttmacher Institute: First Study on the Incidence of Abortion Among Ethiopian Adolescents Released “A new study finds that adolescent women have benefited greatly from the 2005 expansion of Ethiopia’s abortion law that gave them access to safe, legal abortion services. [The study] documents for the first time legal and clandestine…

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