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WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral…

Pakistan’s Growing Population Placing Pressures On WASH, Health Systems, General Economy

Washington Post: ‘A disaster in the making’: Pakistan’s population surges to 207.7 million “…Preliminary results from a new national census — the first conducted since 1998 — show that the population has grown by 57 percent since then, reaching 207.7 million and making Pakistan the world’s fifth-most-populous country … Only…

U.S. Congress Should Fully Restore Funding To UNFPA

Roll Call: Opinion: The U.S. Action Endangering Mothers Worldwide Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) “…Contributing to UNFPA is one of the most effective ways for the U.S. to help some of the most vulnerable women and girls around the world. It is also an important tool in our country’s soft-power…

Senate Committee Approves FY18 SFOPs Appropriations Bill, Votes To Reinstate UNFPA Funding, Overturn Mexico City Policy

Devex: Senate committee backs reversal of Mexico City policy “The Senate appropriations committee unanimously approved a foreign aid funding bill that contains limited budget cuts, including amendments to both repeal the Mexico City policy — the so-called ‘global gag rule’ — and provide $10 million in climate change-related funding. The…

‘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,…