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Opinion Pieces Discuss Challenges Of Ending Child Marriage In Bangladesh

Project Syndicate: A Blueprint for Ending Child Marriage Sajeda Amin, senior associate at the Population Council; M. Niaz Asadullah, professor at the University of Malaya; Sara Hossain, lawyer at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and honorary executive director of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust; and Zaki Wahhaj, senior…

Clean Air Regulations Critical To Responding To Global Air Pollution

Washington Post: Air pollution around the world takes a staggering toll Editorial Board “…[F]ocusing only on the pollution challenges of the past, not those of the present or the future, ignores vast volumes of evidence on the ecological and human damage various types of pollution still cause. … Fine particulates…

Female Community Health Volunteers Critical To Nepal’s, USAID’s Response To NTDs

Huffington Post: What My Aunt, A Health Volunteer In Nepal, Taught Me About Women And Neglected Diseases Kalpana Bhandari, monitoring and evaluation adviser at ENVISION “…[Female community health volunteers (FCHVs) form Nepal’s] health system’s backbone, providing basic maternal and child health, family planning, and community-based health services. … Although many…

PMI Highlights Work To Address Multidrug-Resistant Malaria

President’s Malaria Initiative: U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative’s Strategic Effort to Reduce the Threat of Emergence and Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Malaria Highlighting a case study on drug-resistant malaria recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, this blog post discusses PMI’s work to reduce the threat of multidrug-resistant malaria in…

In Light Of Mexico City Policy, Human Rights Watch Discusses Importance Of Government Support For ‘She Decides’ Initiative

Human Rights Watch: Governments Step Up for Reproductive Rights “Governments should pledge political and financial support for sexual and reproductive health to counter the United States’ ‘Global Gag Rule,’ Human Rights Watch said [Tuesday]. The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden are hosting a summit in Brussels on March 2, 2017,…

Australian Government Should Pledge Political, Financial Support For Sexual, Reproductive Health Care In Light Of Mexico City Policy

Human Rights Watch: The Australian Government Should Stand by Women Impacted by Global Gag Rule Elaine Pearson, Australia director at Human Rights Watch, discusses the potential implications of the Mexico City policy reinstatement and expansion on women’s health, foreign NGOs, and health clinics, writing, “This damaging policy restricts women’s choices,…

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data For Health Initiative Showing Progress In Indo-Pacific Region After Australian Contribution

Devex: How Bloomberg’s Data for Health initiative is helping reshape Australian aid “When Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced a $15 million contribution to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data for Health initiative in March 2015, the program became a key way for Australia to improve outcomes of its overseas health aid. Two…

India Can End Malnutrition With Political Will, Commitment Of Resources

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end this scourge Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation, discusses the links among nutrition and improved health, better education, and economic growth, with a…

Australia To Provide $7.3M To International Planned Parenthood Federation; Move Seen By Many As Rebuke To Mexico City Policy Reinstatement

Devex: Australia responds to the global gag rule “Australia [Wednesday] announced $9.5 million Australian dollars ($7.3 million) in funding for the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. The move was seen by many as a pointed rebuke to President Donald Trump’s controversial reinstatement of a strengthened ‘global gag rule,’ which bars any…

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