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GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a new contraceptive option, China’s role in global health R&D, and vaccines for MERS and pneumonia Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights some of the past week’s news in global health research (6/29).

Senegal Implementing Informed Push Model To Prevent Contraceptive Stockouts

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal Bocar Mamadou Daff, director of the Reproductive Health and Child Survival Unit at the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action, describes how Senegal’s testing and implementation of an Informed Push Model of contraceptive distribution is preventing clinics from…

Prioritizing, Investing In Girls, Women Can Help Propel Development Agenda Forward

Devex: What happens when you invest in girls and women? It’s simple: We all win Katja Iversen, chief executive officer of Women Deliver “…[I]nvesting in girls and women, particularly their sexual and reproductive health and rights, education, and economic empowerment, is among the smartest ways to advance progress for all.…

Some Women Living In U.S. At Risk Of FGM, NPR Reports

NPR: Female Genital Mutilation Is A U.S. Problem, Too “Female genital mutilation seems like something that happens over there. Not in the United States. But in Africa, in the Middle East, in Asia. That’s not the case. More than half a million girls now living in the U.S. are considered…

Progress Being Made To Prevent, Diagnose, Treat Cervical Cancer Among African Women

Humanosphere: Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women Amy VanderZanden, communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), examines efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: December 2015 The new issue of “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including a study on voluntary medical male circumcision in Zambia, advancing family planning in the DRC, and using mHealth tools in Guinea’s Ebola response (December 2015).

Philippines Legislature Removes Contraceptive Funding From National Budget, Health Secretary Says

Agence France-Presse/The Guardian: Philippines axes contraceptive budget “The legislature in the mainly Catholic Philippines has axed the government’s budget for contraceptives, despite a law mandating that the state should provide them to the poor. The health secretary, Janette Garin, confirmed on Wednesday that the department’s 2016 budget for contraceptives had…

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