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BBC News: Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly (Gill, 5/22). Bloomberg: China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year (5/21). Forbes: ‘Fatal Disconnect’ — Millions Of Children Are Victims Of Road Traffic, Yet World Is Silent (Mohn, 5/21). The Guardian: HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of…

Right To Family Planning Must Become Reality For All Women Worldwide

Devex: Opinion: Half a century on, let’s make family planning a reality for all Natalia Kanem, UNFPA executive director “…It has been 50 years since world leaders proclaimed family planning a basic human right. … [H]owever, millions of women around the world are still denied the means and information to…

Haitian Vasectomy Campaign Draws Participation Of More Than 100 Men

UNFPA: Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 percent anticipated turnout This article discusses a vasectomy campaign in Haiti, noting, “The surgery was offered as part of an outreach event for men, supported by UNFPA and conducted by a health clinic run by the Association for the Promotion of the Haitian…

Mexico City Policy Impacting Women’s Health In Nigeria, Should Be Repealed

Vanguard: Repeal the Global Gag Rule Sola Ogundipe, health editor at Vanguard Media Ltd. “…There is little doubt that [Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, otherwise known as the Mexico City policy or global gag rule,] is undermining Nigeria’s reproductive and overall health goals and Nigerians are not happy about…

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Devex: Analyzing Australia’s aid trajectory (Cornish, 5/11). Devex: Applying a workplace model to family planning outreach in the Philippines (Ravelo, 5/14). Nigeria’s Guardian: Federal government, U.S. sign MoU on HIV, Hepatitis B, C survey (Onyedika-Ugoeze/Onyenucheya, 5/11). Newsweek: Meet the woman saving thousands of girls from female genital mutilation (Maza, 5/12).…

UNFPA Article Outlines 9 Standards To Uphold Human Right To Family Planning

UNFPA: Fifty years ago, it became official: Family planning is a human right In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Teheran Proclamation, which states that family planning is a basic human right, this article discusses nine standards to uphold the human right to family planning (5/11).

Bringing Male Contraceptives To Market Could ‘Revolutionize Global Contraception Paradigm’

STAT: Getting contraceptives for men to the market will take pharma’s help RĂ©gine Sitruk-Ware, distinguished scientist at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research and co-founder of the International Consortium of Male Contraception “…At a time when more governments are restricting access to female contraception, expanding male contraceptive options could…

Zimbabwean Lawmakers Should Revise Laws To Ensure Adolescent Girls’ Rights To Sexual, Reproductive Health

Amnesty International: Zimbabwe: Revise colonial-era health law to ensure adolescent girls’ rights “Zimbabwe’s colonial-era public health laws must be revised to guarantee the human rights, and the dignity and equality of everyone, including adolescent girls who bear the brunt of existing discrimination, Amnesty International said [Tuesday], ahead of the parliamentary…

Malawi Sexual, Reproductive Health Advocates Discuss Impacts Of Mexico City Policy At Workshop

CSJNEWS: Global Gag Rule Hits Malawi SRHR NGOs Hard, Says Activist Akwete Sande, communications officer for the Centre for Solutions Journalism, discusses comments from participants of a training workshop for rural-based sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) workers, including CSJNEWS Executive Director Brian Ligomeka. Responding to a question about funding…