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Wall Street Journal Profiles Melinda Gates

Wall Street Journal: A Day in the Life of Melinda Gates “…In recent years, [Melinda Gates has] made it her personal mission to improve the welfare of women in developing countries through the use of contraceptives and the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality. Her work sees her shuttling at…

Clinical Reproductive Health Services Inadequate, Unsafe In India’s Bihar, Report Says

Humanosphere: Investigation: Family planning services unsafe in India’s Bihar state Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy highlights a yearlong investigation by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), which found “[c]linical reproductive health services provided to women in India’s Bihar state — where few use family planning resources — are woefully…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government Involvement In Various Global Health Issues

Kaiser Family Foundation: Updated Global Health Policy Fact Sheets The Kaiser Family Foundation last week released several updated global health fact sheets, including The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health; The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Diseases; The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child Health;…

Al Jazeera America Examines Strict Abortion, Reproductive Health Laws In El Salvador

Al Jazeera America: In El Salvador, a pregnancy complication followed by a prison sentence “…[The article discusses cases] in El Salvador highlighted by local and international human rights groups and by the United Nations. All the women involved are young and poor and were convicted for killing babies who were…

Myanmar’s Proposed Birth Spacing Law Could Impact Country’s Maternal Health Advances, Human Rights Group Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Myanmar population control law threatens minorities: rights group “Myanmar’s religious and ethnic minorities may be targeted, abused, and suppressed by a proposed population control law which could be a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances, according to a U.S.-based human rights group…” (Guilbert, 4/22).

Access To Family Planning Will Help Tackle Climate Change

Huffington Post: On This Earth Day, Invest in Family Planning Alexander Sanger, chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council “…While reaching remote communities is helping to treat the side effects of climate change, the heart of our work — providing contraception — is tackling the root of climate change. We’ve…

New Book Features Essays On Women’s, Children’s Health

ONE: The Mother & Child Project Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), founder and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, discuss a new book compiled by the organization that features essays written by more than 47 different…

SDGs Must Include Women’s Sexual, Reproductive Rights, Gender Equality

The Guardian: ‘Women need the same rights as men, because development needs equality’ Samah Krichah of Le Labo’ Démocratique; Nzira Deus of Movfemme; Natasha Sajjad of Rutgers WPF Pakistan; Mariana Mancilla of Balance; Diakhoumba Gassama of the Senegalese Council of Women; and Sarah Gold of the International Women’s Health Coalition…

U.S. Investments Helping Improve Contraception, Family Planning Access In Senegal

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: U.S. and Senegalese Investments in Family Planning Are Paying Off Sara Stratton, director of West and Southern Africa programs at IntraHealth International, writes, “In Francophone West Africa, acceptance of family planning and use of modern contraception has been increasing over the last four years. … This would…

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