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FT Health Features Interview With Naisola Likimani Of SheDecides

FT Health: High noon for the Pharma Seven The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter features an interview with Naisola Likimani, new leader of the support unit for SheDecides, on the role of the movement. The newsletter also provides a round-up of global health-related news stories…

New State Department Commission On Unalienable Rights’ Approach To ‘Rights’ Language Reflects Its Own Agenda, Opinion Piece Says

Washington Post: Why Trump’s new Commission on Unalienable Rights is likely to upset the human rights community Clifford Bob, professor and chair of political science at Duquesne University “…[L]ate last week, the Trump State Department announced a new Commission on Unalienable Rights to provide advice and recommendations regarding international human…

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…

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…

Human Rights Watch Report Examines Impacts Of Honduras’s Abortion Ban

The Guardian: Honduras abortion misery a ‘frightening preview’ of America’s future — study “One woman handcuffed by police after suffering a miscarriage, another forced to bear her rapist’s child. A doctor who risks imprisonment to end pregnancies that threaten the lives of patients. … Researchers from the organization spoke of…

Prioritizing Women’s, Girls’ Health, Rights Vital To Achieving UHC

Project Syndicate: Women and Girls Hold the Key to Universal Health Coverage Fran├žoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…As governments negotiate a groundbreaking declaration on [Universal Health Coverage (UHC)] this year, they should place the full range of sexual and reproductive health care services at the center…

Leaders Must Enshrine Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights Into Efforts To Achieve Universal Health Coverage, Current, Past PMNCH Board Chairs Write

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: Universal health coverage will remain elusive for women and adolescents unless it includes sexual and reproductive health and rights Helen Clark, board chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and former prime minister of New Zealand; Michelle Bachelet, U.N. high commissioner for…