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Access To Family Planning Key To Economic Empowerment

Project Syndicate: The Economic Benefits of Family Planning Natalia Kanem, U.N. under-secretary general and executive director of the United Nations Population Fund “…[D]espite the many advantages associated with family planning services, too many countries continue to underfund this vital portion of their health care systems. … Fully funding the family…

10-Year-Old Somali Girl Dies After Undergoing FGM, Activist Says

Associated Press: 10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation “A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world’s highest rate of the practice…” (7/20). The Guardian: 10-year-old girl bleeds to death…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK’d (Johnson, 7/20). BBC News: Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks (Golding, 7/23). The Guardian: Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’ (Boseley, 7/20). The Guardian: Fifty years on, and Catholics are still in turmoil over…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Women fight back against Peru’s national sterilization scheme (Livingstone/Young, 7/19). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Artemisia — new hope for malaria eradication in Africa? (Landais, 7/18). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Disability and Disaster — making emergency plans inclusive (Rasper, 7/18). Devex: How gut health might advance global…

Activists At U.S.-Russia Summit Protested Mexico City Policy

Yahoo! News: Protesters Don Pregnancy Bellies and Trump Masks at U.S.-Russia Summit in Helsinki “Protesters wore comical Donald Trump masks at a demonstration in Helsinki Senate Square, Finland, as the U.S. President met Russian President Vladimir Putin for a highly anticipated summit. Members of the protest group #ResistGag also donned…

New Wilson Center Podcast Series Explores How Population Trends Shape World

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Everybody Counts: New Podcast Series on How Global Population Trends Shape Our World “From mass urbanization to massive refugee flows, high fertility to record low birth rates, global population is changing in unprecedented ways. ‘Everybody Counts,’ a new podcast…

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