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Gates Foundation Announces Phase I Winners Of 16th Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas to Tackle Big Problems in Global Health and Development: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16 Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both for discovery & translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

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

Global Health: Science and Practice: September 2015 The new issue of the “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including improving maternal and child health outcomes, interventions in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and improving reproductive health equity, among others (September 2015).

Ebola Virus Can Persist In Semen Of Male Survivors For Up To 9 Months, Studies Show

News outlets discuss two reports published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine that examine the persistence of Ebola virus in bodily fluids of survivors. One study describes a case of sexually transmitted Ebola in Liberia and another study shows Ebola can be present in male survivors’ semen up…

News Outlets Continue To Report On China’s Family Planning Policies

News outlets continue report on the announcement that China will drop its one-child policy and replace it with a two-child policy. Huffington Post: The 5 Biggest Questions About China’s New Two-Child Policy (Sheehan, 10/29). New York Times: In One-Child China, Second Children Often Live in Limbo (Buckley, 10/31). New York…

Donor Government Family Planning Funding Up, More Women Using Contraceptives, Reports Show

VOA News: Aid Rises for Family Planning in Poor Nations “…International government funding for family planning in developing countries climbed to $1.4 billion last year, up $100 million or nine percent from the previous year, the California-based Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found in its report released Thursday. … [Family Planning…

CGD Blog Post Examines FP2020 Report, Suggests Key Issues For Assessment

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Family Planning Commitments: Much Achieved, But Short of Goal Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow at CGD, discusses the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report and outlines “some key issues [that] need to be assessed…

Focusing On Gender Equality, Family Planning Could Help Achieve SDG Targets

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: From Vision to Action: Gender Equality as a Framework for SDG Implementation Daniela Ligiero, vice president of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation, discusses the value in approaching implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a gender equality…

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