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KFF Experts Discuss U.S. Government’s Role In Addressing Global Women’s Health

Think Global Health: The U.S. Government’s Role in Addressing Global Women’s Health Jen Kates, senior vice president and director, and Kellie Moss, associate director, with KFF’s global health and HIV policy program, discuss the U.S. government’s role in addressing global women’s health. They write, “While the United States remains the…

CHANGE Report Examines Impact Of Mexico City Policy In Malawi

IPS: U.S. President’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report “A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump’s [reinstated and expanded Mexico City policy, also known as the ‘global gag rule’ (GGR)], that blocks U.S. global health…

U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act, Repeal Mexico City Policy, Opinion Piece Says

Sacramento Bee: The global gag rule on abortion and reproductive health care must be repealed Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), medical doctor and member of Congress serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Melvine Ouyo, former Kibera clinic director for Family Health Options Kenya “…The impact of the [expanded Mexico…

Devex Examines Impact Of Mexico City Policy In Malawi

Devex: In Malawi, Trump’s global gag rule creates culture of intimidation “Malawi has seen a lack of access to HIV services in some areas, a siloing of health care, and a hold on legislation as a result of U.S. global health assistance policies. The ‘global gag rule,’ or Mexico City…

Population Foundation Of India Executive Director Discusses Calls For A ‘Two-Child Norm’ In Country, Argues For Increased Investments In Women, Girls

Think Global Health: Human Development is the Best Contraceptive — Why India Does Not Need a Two-Child Norm Poonam Muttreja, executive director of the Population Foundation of India (PFI) argues against calls for the introduction of a ‘two-child norm’ in India in order to curb population growth. Muttreja writes, “The…

UNFPA Launches $683M Appeal For Delivery Of Reproductive Health Services In Fragile Areas

U.N. News: $683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they’re most needed “With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services…

Opinion Piece Calls For Repeal Of Mexico City Policy

The Hill: We must repeal the Global Gag Rule to protect girls’ and women’s lives Terry McGovern, Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn professor and chair at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University “…[The Mexico City policy] directly violates the national sovereignty of countries receiving U.S.…