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Mexico City Policy Harming Access To Health Care In Developing Countries, CHANGE Report Says

ABC News: Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ cutting off health care in Africa: Report “The Trump administration’s abortion policy on foreign aid [for global health] is having a devastating effect in local communities that require medical assistance, according to a new report. Investigators from the Center for Health and Gender Equity,…

Participants At Wilson Center Event Discuss Successful Scale-Up Of RMNCAH Interventions

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Scaling Up Global Health Care for Women, Children, and Families Julianne Liebenguth, program assistant at the Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, highlights discussions from a recent Wilson Center event on expanding reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: FAO chief urges wiser antibiotic use in food animals (Dall, 5/30). Devex: 7 steps to securing mHealth data in low-resource settings (Pallares, 5/30). Forbes: Medicines360 Expands Access To Contraception In Africa (MacKenzie, 5/30). New York Times: Race Against The Rains (Solomon, 5/30). Reuters: Nipah virus death toll rises…

More News In Global Health

ABC News: Meghan Markle effect on menstrual hygiene: A royal ‘champion’ for the cause (Kindelan, 5/28). CNN: Fewer babies were born in Brazil amid Zika outbreak, study says (Scutti, 5/29). Devex: How to combat NCDs? Take a sector-wide approach (Politzer, 5/29). Intellectual Property Watch: Global Health Policymakers Take Action To…

Blog Post Examines Impact Of Restrictive Abortion Laws On Women, Families

BMJ Opinion: Gilda Sedgh: Restrictive abortion laws hurt women worldwide Gilda Sedgh, principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses findings from a recent Guttmacher Institute report on abortion and examines the impact of restrictive abortion laws on women and their families, writing, “[C]ountries should expand the circumstances under which…

Global Community Must ‘Holistically’ Address Issues Of Menstrual Health, Hygiene

U.N. Dispatch: Let’s Talk About Menstrual Hygiene Thorsten Kiefer, founder and CEO of WASH United, and Gabrielle Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Panorama, discuss the stigma associated with and lack of discussion surrounding menstrual health and hygiene, writing, “[I]t is imperative for the global community to approach the issue [of…