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Doctors For Choice U.K. Communications Officer Discusses Abortion As Political Issue

BMJ Opinion: In light of the wider attacks on reproductive rights worldwide, Hunt’s views cannot be ignored Sonia Adesara, communications officer for Doctors for Choice U.K., GP trainee, and current National Medical Director’s clinical fellow, discusses abortion as a political issue. She writes, “Jeremy Hunt, who is one of the candidates…

International Life Sciences Institute Acts As Lobby Group Not Health Non-Profit, Case Study Says

The Guardian: Science institute that advised E.U. and U.N. ‘actually industry lobby group’ “An institute whose experts have occupied key positions on E.U. and U.N. regulatory panels is, in reality, an industry lobby group that masquerades as a scientific health charity, according to a peer-reviewed study. The Washington-based International Life…

Norway Donates NOK 600M To IFFIm To Support CEPI’s Vaccine Development Efforts

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Kingdom of Norway contributes NOK 600 million to IFFIm “The Kingdom of Norway has agreed to donate NOK 600 million to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). The donation is intended to support the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI). In a novel arrangement approved…

U.K. Should Continue To Invest In Foreign Aid Through DFID

Devex: Opinion: The death of DFID? Alex Thier, chief of policy, planning, and learning at USAID from 2013-2015, director of U.S. assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2010-2013, and former executive director of the Overseas Development Institute “Of the countless casualties piling up on the Brexit funeral pyre, there may…

U.K. To ‘Stand Strongly Against Rollback Of Women’s Rights’ Worldwide, International Development Minister To Announce At Oslo Conference

The Telegraph: Britain will fight the global ‘rollback’ of women’s rights, says U.K. development minister “The new international development minister will use a speech in Norway today to make it clear that Britain will not follow America and ‘rollback’ access to abortions and other reproductive health services. Baroness Sugg, a…