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R&D Spending For Reproductive Health In Developing Countries Not Fulfilling Need, Study Says

SciDev.Net: Reproductive health R&D funding ‘failing to match need’ “…Research and development (R&D) spending on reproductive health issues in [developing] countries received just US$88 million in 2013, according to the report by Policy Cures, an Australian non-profit organization that provides analysis and decision-making tools around neglected diseases. In contrast, neglected…

Reinstating Mexico City Policy Could Undo Reproductive Health Progress For Women Worldwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Trust a grandmother: Trump’s chance to learn from gag rule’s past mistakes Judy Kahrl, member of the Board of Directors of Pathfinder International and founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR) “…With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump may undo vital reproductive health progress by…

IntraHealth International Outlines 7 Global Health Issues To Track In 2017

Humanosphere: 7 global health issues to watch in 2017 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer for IntraHealth International, discusses seven global health issues the organization is tracking in 2017 including drug-resistant bacteria, potential complacency around HIV, reproductive health, Zika, vaccine development, shortages in the global health care workforce, and uncertainty…

Global Health, Development Experts Discusses Implications Of Mexico City Policy Reinstatement

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/U.S. Development Policy”: Zombie Policy on International Family Planning Rises Again Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer and senior fellow at CGD, discusses President Trump’s executive order reinstating the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, writing, “[I]f you want to…

President Trump Expands Mexico City Policy, Potentially Impacting Wider Range Of Foreign NGOs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Transition 2017: A more sweeping global gag rule returns, as cabinet head hearings continue Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico City Policy, writing, “[W]hile the previous version of the policy applied to…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Possible Implications Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Rights, Health Worldwide

The Independent: As an obstetrician who just moved to America, I fear how far Donald Trump will take his anti-abortion stance Reena Aggarwal, obstetrician “…[B]y withdrawing [funding] from international development efforts [that] ease access to contraception services and family planning, Donald Trump has effectively restricted millions of women in developing…

Indian Medical Students Use Poetry To Eliminate Taboos Surrounding Menstruation

The Guardian: Indian medical students use pads and poems to tackle period taboos “…Menstrual health is a serious issue for the 355 million women of reproductive age in India. Only 12 percent use sanitary pads, and tampons are rare. For the rest of India’s menstruating women, a reusable rag is…

CSIS Podcasts Discuss CUGH’s 8th Annual Global Health Conference, CSIS Task Force’s Recommendations On Voluntary Family Planning

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Outcomes from CUGH’s 8th Annual Global Health Conference with Dean Patricia Davidson Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, about the Consortium of Universities for…