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International Community Should Invest More In Women’s, Girls’ Reproductive Health, Rights To Help Address Challenges Of Population Growth

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Want to ward off the apocalypse? Invest in women’s health and rights Kathleen Mogelgaard, consultant on climate change, population dynamics, and reproductive health and rights, and Robert Engelman, former president of the Worldwatch Institute; both senior fellows with the Population Institute “…The latest U.N. projections, released [last]…

USAID Releases Annual Acting On The Call Report

USAID: Acting on the Call: Preventing Child & Maternal Deaths USAID released its 2019 Acting on the Call report, which provides an overview of U.S. investments in women’s and children’s health, examines how to best work with countries on their development journeys, and identifies four key principles to accelerate development…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: More than 100 children die in India in encephalitis outbreak (6/18). BBC News: Low-income African countries ‘pay 30 times more’ for drugs (6/18). Devex: Q&A: Peter Sands on what it takes to create effective health systems (Lieberman, 6/18). Global Health NOW: Mercy Masoo, Leading the Way in WASH…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: Pakistan struggles with unprecedented HIV infections in children (Burdon-Manley, 6/16). allAfrica: Africa: After ECHO, Let’s Find Out Why Women Are Not Using Barrier Methods (Ncube, 6/18). BBC News: Face to face with DR Congo’s deadly vipers (6/18). Bloomberg: Deadly Superbugs Win as Wall Street Flees Makers of Antibiotics…

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…

Lancet Editorial Discusses Potential Impact Of Mexico City Policy On Global Health

The Lancet: The devastating impact of Trump’s global gag rule Editorial Board “…The effects of the Trump global gag rule [also known as the Mexico City policy] on a broad range of sexual and reproductive health services is particularly concerning in light of recent global data from WHO on the…

Injectable Contraceptive Does Not Increase Risk Of HIV, Study Shows

The Guardian: Contraceptive injections do not increase risk of contracting HIV, study finds “A landmark study has ended 30 years of anxiety that hormonal contraceptive injections may increase women’s chances of infection from HIV. But the study found a dramatically higher rate of HIV infection among women in southern Africa…