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U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act

Concord Monitor: Editorial: ‘Global gag rule’ is failed, deadly policy Editorial Board “…The day after Trump signed the order reinstating and expanding the Mexico City policy, [also referred to as the global gag rule,] Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and 46 co-sponsors … introduced the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act…

Media Outlets Report On Release Of, Reactions To U.S. State Department Human Rights Report

Foreign Policy: Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report “Human rights groups blasted the State Department’s annual human rights report, released on Friday, which removed the term ‘reproductive rights’ and softened language on human rights violations in a number of countries, including Yemen and the Dominican Republic. … Human…

Countries Worldwide Should End Total Abortion Bans; U.S. ‘Must Continue To Stand Alongside Nations To Improve’ Health, Lives Of Women Globally

Miami Herald: El Salvador, Dominican Republic can stop sending pregnant women to their deaths U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) “…Trump’s broad [Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance] directive hinders the substantial good of U.S. humanitarian efforts. Moreover, the [directive, also called the Mexico City policy or global gag rule,] takes…

More News In Global Health

EURACTIV: Whose aid is it anyway? (Fox, 4/18). Financial Times: How close are we to defeating malaria? (Symon/Jack, 4/18). Global Health NOW: Opiophobia and High Costs: Untangling the Barriers to Palliative Care (Sutherland, 4/17). The Guardian: From cattle herder to big pharma expert: one man’s fight to end malaria –…

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

Global Health: Science and Practice: March 2018 The March issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features pieces on various topics, including a commentary by Ariel Pablos-Méndez, professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and Mario C. Raviglione, professor at the University of Milan and director…

Trump Officials Called U.S. ‘Pro-Life Nation,’ Pushed For Abstinence Policies In Closed-Door U.N. Commission On Women Meetings

BuzzFeed News: In Closed-Door U.N. Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs “In closed-door meetings at the United Nations in March, Trump administration officials pushed socially conservative views on women’s rights issues — including abstinence-based policies over information about contraception — that were further to the…

3 Areas Related To Menstrual Needs Of Women, Girls Globally Need Attention

Project Syndicate: Demystifying Menstruation Catherine Dolan, reader in anthropology at SOAS University of London; Julie Hennegan, postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Gabby Edlin, CEO and founder of Bloody Good Period “…Menstrual hygiene is essential to a woman’s health, education, mobility, and security, and…

Guttmacher Analysis Discusses Benefits Of FY18 U.S. International Family Planning Assistance, Impacts Of Potential Funding Cuts

Guttmacher Institute: Just the Numbers: The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance, 2018 This policy analysis discusses the benefits of FY 2018 U.S. international family planning assistance on global maternal and reproductive health, as well as the potential impacts “if U.S. assistance for international family planning and reproductive health programs…