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Iran To Cease Provision Of Family Planning Services At State-Run Health Facilities

The Guardian: Iran ends provision by state of contraceptives and vasectomies “Iran’s state hospitals and clinics are no longer performing vasectomies or giving out contraceptives in an attempt to revive flagging population growth, a senior health official has told state media. Iranian women were now having 1.7 children on average,…

Amid Pandemic, More Girls At Risk Of FGM; New Outbreak In Beijing Tops 100 Cases; New Zealand Records 2 Cases In Travelers; U.K. Begins Vaccine Trial; Model Predicts 200K Deaths In U.S. By October

AFRICA The Guardian: Why coronavirus has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM (Hodal, 6/16). New York Times: Coronavirus Accelerates Across Africa (Maclean, 5/16). Reuters: Nigerian doctors strike for better benefits during coronavirus crisis (Sotunde et al., 6/15). Scientific American: African Countries Scramble to Ramp up Testing for COVID-19…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: COVID-19-linked syndrome in kids new, distinct, studies suggest (Van Beusekom, 6/9). Global Health NOW: Infertility as a Neglected Disease (Silberner, 6/10). New York Times: How Data Became One of the Most Powerful Tools to Fight an Epidemic (Johnson, 6/10). Reuters: Japan PM Abe: ‘Very regrettable’ that Taiwan was…

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Efforts Interrupt Sexual-Health Supply Chain

The Atlantic: The Sexual-Health Supply Chain Is Broken “…DKT’s struggles highlight the fragility of a global supply chain in which essential goods and medicines are often sourced from a small handful of countries whose competitive advantage has allowed them to dominate various steps of the production cycle. This is not…

Article, Blogs, Releases Address Ebola In DRC, Gavi Replenishment, Health Of Women, Girls

BMJ: Investing in the health of girls and women: a best buy for sustainable development Michelle Remme, research lead at United Nations University International Institute for Global Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and colleagues (6/2). Council on Foreign Relations: Ebola Emerges in Northwestern DRC, WHO Responds John Campbell, Ralph Bunche…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: Tuberculosis in South Africa: What to Know (Barnes, 6/4). Devex: What’s driving Rockefeller’s new commission on data and health? (Chadwick, 6/4). Devex: Watch: END Fund CEO on pandemic impact on NTDs (Kumar, 6/3). Hindustan Times: 30 forms of physical, verbal abuse part of disciplining efforts by Indian households:…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Challenges In Africa, Lessons From Ebola, Race For Vaccine

Al Jazeera: There are coronavirus solutions for resource-poor countries, too Fawzia Rasheed, program and policy analyst, board member of BRAC, and senior adviser to the director of health of the Aga Khan Development Network;¬†Mushtaque Chowdhury, professor of population and family health at Columbia University and founding Dean of the BRAC…