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White House Expresses Concern Over Amendment In SFOPs Bill That Would Require USAID Contractors To Adhere To Obama-Era Anti-Discrimination Law

Roll Call: Foreign aid rider tangles up final spending talks “…[T]he White House is raising concerns in year-end spending talks about language secured by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., in the Senate’s State-Foreign Operations bill they fear could cut out faith-based aid groups from U.S. Agency for International Development contracts. Shaheen…

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Devex: A ‘new generation of inequalities’ requires sharper measurement, UNDP chief says (Lieberman, 12/9). Financial Times: FT Health: Regenerative Medicine (Multiple authors, 12/8). The Guardian: Nepal makes first ‘period hut’ arrest after woman dies during banned custom (Budhathoki, 12/6). Health Policy Watch: Cancer Organizations Across Latin America Vow To Intensify…

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AP: Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals (Neergaard, 12/4). BBC: Air pollution in Nairobi leaves Kenyan children struggling to breathe (Serwanjja, 12/4). Devex: In wake of safeguarding scandal, IPPF approves organizational overhaul (Edwards, 12/5). Devex: Q&A: WASH business: A mixed business model in waste-to-value (Ravelo, 12/5). Devex: Q&A:…

CGD Releases Commentaries On Donor Aid Transitions

Center for Global Development: The Journey to Self-Reliance in Practice: Examining USAID’s Efforts to Operationalize Its New Agenda (Estes, 11/26). Center for Global Development: Transitions from Donor Health Aid: Why the Family Planning Community Needs to Step Up (Hecht et al., 11/26). Center for Global Development: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance:…

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Devex: How Mongolia is trying to curb antibiotic overuse (Ravelo, 11/22). Devex: A solution to the cost of giving life in Kenya (11/21). Devex: Innovative approaches to improving contraceptive access in Kenya (11/21). The Guardian: Uganda bans thousands of charities in ‘chilling’ crackdown (Mwesigwa, 11/21). HealthDay News: Infants May Not…

Achieving UHC Must Include Women’s, Girls’ Right To Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights, Opinion Piece Says

Global Health NOW: Watered-Down Words Jeopardize Women and Girls Tanvi Monga, senior technical manager for community engagement at Ipas “In the push to advance universal health coverage, certain governments have advocated for watered-down language surrounding sexual and reproductive health rights to dilute international declarations. But UHC cannot be comprehensive without…