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‘Science Speaks’ Examines Global Health-Related Amendments To FY18 Appropriations Bills

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Appropriators approve sustained global health, boost to TB, increased research funding, reject expanded global gag rule Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the Senate Appropriations Committee’s passage of the Labor-HHS-Education and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bills,…

U.S. Congress Must Uphold U.S. Funding To UNFPA To Support Women, Youth In Crises

The Hill: Trump’s global funding cut harms women, youth Hiba Zayadin, research assistant at Human Rights Watch “…Funding from the United States has been instrumental in enabling [the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)] to deliver lifesaving services in humanitarian settings. … Given the Trump administration’s determination to halt U.S. funding…

Chile’s Experience Reforming Abortion Law Can Serve As Example To Other Countries

New York Times: How Chile Ended Its Draconian Ban on Abortion José Miguel Vivanco, director of the Americas division at Human Rights Watch, and Verónica Undurraga, professor of constitutional law at Adolfo Ibáñez University “Last month, in a huge victory for Chile’s women, the Constitutional Court here upheld a long-awaited…

September 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The September 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various issues, including the vulnerability of pregnant refugees, family planning services provision in Africa, and the economic impact of vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries (September 2017).

Egypt Implements Strategy To Promote Birth Control, Reduce Birth Rates

Reuters: Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth “Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development…” (Awadalla, 8/30).

Chile’s Constitutional Court Upholds Measure To Allow Abortion In Some Circumstances

Associated Press: Chile court rules in favor of abortion in some cases “Chile’s Constitutional Court on [August 21] upheld a measure that would end the country’s absolute ban on abortions. The court’s 6-4 vote accepted the constitutionality of a measure to legalize abortions when a woman’s life is in danger,…

Uganda Proposes Budget Cuts To Family Planning Efforts In Country

allAfrica/The East African: Uganda Threatens to Reduce Funding to Family Planning “Uganda is planning to cut back on funding for family planning activities, which could jeopardize its plans to attain middle-income status by 2020. Though reasons for the cutback are yet to be given, sources say the government is banking…

U.S. Congress Should Not Jeopardize Women’s Health, Ability To Make Own Health Decisions

The Hill: Republicans are using the appropriations process to attack women’s health Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee “…I and several colleagues offered amendments to [the House Appropriations bill to] guarantee that women have access to necessary health services and are empowered to make health decisions…

CSIS Podcast Features Episodes Discussing Outlook For International Family Planning, Preventing HIV In Adolescent Girls, Young Women In Malawi

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take As Directed”: The London Summit and the Outlook for International Family Planning Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, about the achievements of and challenges to the FP2020 partnership meeting its…