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U.S. Rep. Houlahan To Introduce Bill To Restore U.S. Funding To UNFPA

TIME: This Freshman Congresswoman Wants to Restore U.S. Funding to U.N. Reproductive-Health Agency “When Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan first came to Washington, D.C. nine months ago, the Air Force veteran knew she wanted to carve out a policy niche in promoting women’s rights both domestically and internationally. On Thursday, she…

Increased Access To Contraceptives Could Help Ease Climate Threats Related To Population Growth, Population Council Scientists Write In BMJ Paper

Mother Jones: The Climate Change Solution Scientists Have Been Overlooking “Overpopulation is a major contributor to climate change, but according to new research, a solution is lying in plain sight: increased access to effective contraceptives. ‘Global climate change represents a grave threat to the future of human welfare and our…

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Associated Press: WHO anti-cholera vaccination campaign begins in Sudan (10/11). Devex: Q&A: Plan International CEO on a pervasive obstacle to gender equality (Lieberman, 10/10). The Guardian: ‘I’ve read how people get catfished’: sex education around the world (Griffin et al., 10/11). The Telegraph: Hairy Heroes: Why you’ll never hate rats…

Incoming Planned Parenthood Global Executive Director Says Organization Should Be Outspoken About Mexico City Policy In Devex Interview

Devex: Planned Parenthood Global must be ‘critical voice of dissent’ to Trump, new director says “Planned Parenthood Global, the international arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, announced on Wednesday that Monica Kerrigan, an expert in family planning and sexual reproductive health, will become the organization’s new executive director at…

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AFP: Iran HIV protests: 300 infections from one needle called ‘statistically inconceivable’ (10/8). Al Jazeera: Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up (al-Attab, 10/9). Associated Press: Save the Children warns of cholera spike in Yemen’s north (10/9). Becker’s Hospital Review: Bill Gates: Funding scientific innovation would end…

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ABC: Predicting — and preventing — future pandemics (Swan/Bullen, 10/7). AFP: Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study (10/4). Al Jazeera: WHO to hold Philippines summit after polio outbreak (Alindoga, 10/7). Bloomberg: Female Leadership in Global Health (10/4). CNN: Half of India couldn’t access a toilet 5 years…

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BBC: Leishmaniasis: Tropical skin disease afflicts Kenyan communities (Juma et al., 10/2). DW: The 77 Percent — The need to tackle Nigeria’s population boom (Krippahl, 10/1). The Lancet HIV: Populism threatens Brazil’s HIV/AIDS response (Daniels, October 2019). New Humanitarian: Ten reports from U.N. General Assembly week worth noting (Parker, 10/1).…