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Melinda Gates Speaks About Health, Development Issues In AllAfrica Interview

AllAfrica: Africa: We Can Defeat Poverty — Melinda Gates “…Before traveling to New York for events connected with the U.N. General Assembly and the new Global Goals, Melinda Gates spoke to AllAfrica by phone from Seattle, where she is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” The interview includes…

Report, U.N. Human Rights Experts Cite Dangers Of Pesticides, Other Toxic Chemicals To Human Health

Reuters: Human reproduction, health broadly damaged by toxic chemicals: report “…Among the poor health outcomes linked to pesticides, air pollutants, plastics, and other chemicals, according to the report from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), an organization representing obstetrical and gynecological associations from 125 countries, are miscarriage and…

Access To Legal Abortion Services, Contraception Vital To Women’s Health

Huffington Post: Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About Christine Charbonneau, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands “…Providing contraception to the 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy in the developing world would decrease the need for…

Burundian Refugees Moving To New Camps Will Lack Access To Reproductive Health Services, IRC Warns, Cites Funding Shortfall

Thomson Reuters Foundation: No money for contraceptives, safe births for Burundi refugees at new camps “Thousands of Burundian refugees risk unwanted pregnancies, dangerous deliveries, and unsafe abortions when they move next week to camps without reproductive health services, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said. … The IRC had expected to…

IntraHealth, USAID Commemorate World Contraception Day In Blog Posts

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: It’s Not Complicated: Contraceptives Save Lives and Improve Health To commemorate World Contraception Day, which takes place annually on September 26, Sara Stratton, assistant program director at IntraHealth International, discusses the role of family planning and contraception in reducing maternal mortality globally (9/25). USAID: World Contraception Day…

Family Planning Results In Health, Economic Benefits

Huffington Post: Let’s Not Be Squeamish About Family Planning’s Fiscal Benefits Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…We at IntraHealth International and in the global health community must focus not only on getting young people involved and making sure women and girls have access to education, health…

Achieving Gender Parity Can Add $12T Annually To World Economy, Study Shows

The Guardian: Tackling gender inequality could add $12tn to world economy, study finds “…The McKinsey Global Institute has measured gender inequality across 95 countries, using 15 different indicators, including not just women’s role in the workplace, but everything from the availability of contraception to access to bank accounts. The study…

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

Global Health: Science and Practice: September 2015 The new issue of the “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including improving maternal and child health outcomes, interventions in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and improving reproductive health equity, among others (September 2015).

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