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Pakistan Should Invest In Reproductive Health Education To Avoid Overpopulation

New York Times: Pakistan, Let’s Talk About Sex Mohammed Hanif, author “…Pakistan’s population now exceeds 207 million, an increase of 57 percent since the last census in 1998. … Overpopulation will be a terrible strain on natural resources and state services. … Despite warnings about a population explosion, we still…

Nearly Half Of All Abortions Performed In Unsafe Conditions Worldwide; U.S. Global Health Funding Cuts Could Further Increase Health Risks For Women, Experts Say

CNN: Nearly half of all abortions each year worldwide are unsafe, study says “…A new study finds nearly half of all 55.7 million estimated abortions around the world each year between 2010 and 2014 were performed in an unsafe manner, putting women at risk for serious complications. The study, published…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Putting people front and center: Participatory health in the 21st century (11/20). Devex: How to improve access to NCD care (11/20). Devex: Volunteers and loudspeakers: How a local response curbed Somaliland’s cholera outbreak (Jerving, 11/20). Global Press Journal: Contraceptives at Age 15? Plan to Aid Economic Growth Draws Ire…

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Requests State Department Review Of Mexico City Policy Impact

ELLE: Sen. Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to the State Department, Seeking to Measure the Harm of Trump’s “Global Gag Rule” “…Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have written to the State Department, urging officials examine the impact of the [Mexico City policy,…

Mexico City Policy Could Threaten Progress Made On Global HIV/AIDS

HuffPost: The Global Gag Rule Impacts Hard-Fought Progress On HIV/AIDS Relief Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…The expansion of the Global Gag Rule will roll back hard-fought progress and long-standing U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS relief around the world, especially for key populations on the front lines…

El Salvador Legislature Fails To Vote On Amendments To Relax Nation’s Abortion Ban

New York Times: Supporters of El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Foil Efforts to Soften It “El Salvador’s national legislature adjourned Thursday without voting on proposals to allow exceptions to the country’s total ban on abortion, thwarting the first challenge to one of the world’s toughest laws. The failure of the Legislative…

More News In Global Health

BRIGHT Magazine: Barbara Bush On Why Global Health Needs Authentic Leaders, Not Just Tech (4/26). Devex: Innovation at UNICEF: Do it for the kids (Cheney, 4/30). News Deeply: Deeply Talks: Encouraging Investment in Nutrition (Green, 4/27). U.N. News: Aid agencies face ‘life threatening’ funding crisis as monsoon rains barrel towards…

Bringing Male Contraceptives To Market Could ‘Revolutionize Global Contraception Paradigm’

STAT: Getting contraceptives for men to the market will take pharma’s help RĂ©gine Sitruk-Ware, distinguished scientist at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research and co-founder of the International Consortium of Male Contraception “…At a time when more governments are restricting access to female contraception, expanding male contraceptive options could…

Wilson Center Event Highlights 30th Anniversary Of Safe Motherhood Initiative

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The 30th Anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative Sarah Barnes, program associate with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discusses a December 8 Wilson Center event to mark the anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative. Participants highlighted…