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IntraHealth Supporting Initiative Helping West African Cities Implement FP/RH Activities

IntraHealth International: In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning This post highlights IntraHealth’s work implementing The Challenge Initiative (TCI), which “offers technical expertise through innovation hubs as well as financial support to help cities achieve their health and economic goals through better family…

New Report Tracks Commitments To Global Strategy To End Preventable Maternal, Newborn, Child Deaths By 2030

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health: Commitments to Every Woman Every Child’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) “A new report called Commitments to Every Woman Every Child’s (EWEC) Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) — commissioned by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn…

Tanzania Suspends Radio, TV Family Planning Ads Part Of U.S.-Supported Program

Reuters: Tanzania suspends U.S.-funded family planning ads on radio, television “Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a U.S.-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those ‘too lazy to take care of their children.’ The letter written…

Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Report Says Progress In Poverty Reduction Threatened, Offers Suggestions For Improvements

Business Insider: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says there’s opportunity in these 13 areas to make the world better “…The second annual [Goalkeepers Report], released Tuesday, focuses on the ‘formidable challenge’ of improving the lives of people in low-income countries, from reducing poverty to increasing access to safe sanitation,…

IntraHealth, ideas42 Launch New Research Using Behavioral Interventions To Improve Quality Of, Access To Family Planning Services In Uganda

IntraHealth International: New Project Will Use Behavioral Science to Improve Family Planning Services in Uganda “[A] new research project, called Scale-Up and Capacity Building in Behavioral Science to Improve the Uptake of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services (SupCap, for short) will improve the health and well-being of women of…

Rapid Population Growth, Especially In Africa, Threatens Progress On Reducing Poverty, Gates Foundation Report Says; Bill Gates Comments On U.S. Foreign Aid, Mexico City Policy

Devex: Bill and Melinda Gates on the ‘single biggest determinant’ of progress on the SDGs “Rapid population growth, particularly in Africa, represents the greatest threat to progress in reducing global poverty, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose founders are calling for greater investments in human capital to…

2 Sisters Die Of FGM In Somalia; Activists Raise Concerns Government Not Addressing Issue

The Guardian: Somalia under renewed scrutiny over FGM after two more young girls die “Two more girls in Somalia have died after undergoing female genital mutilation, just weeks after a high-profile case prompted the attorney general to announce the first prosecution against the practice in the country’s history. … [A]ctivists…

More News In Global Health

ABC News: Scientists will release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa to fight malaria (Biswas, 9/13). Al Jazeera: Ukraine’s ‘baby factories’: The human cost of surrogacy (Roache, 9/13). CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 5 more in DRC, lifting total to 137 (Schnirring, 9/13). The Economist: European countries demand that publicly funded research…

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