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Human Rights Watch Report Examines Impacts Of Honduras’s Abortion Ban

The Guardian: Honduras abortion misery a ‘frightening preview’ of America’s future — study “One woman handcuffed by police after suffering a miscarriage, another forced to bear her rapist’s child. A doctor who risks imprisonment to end pregnancies that threaten the lives of patients. … Researchers from the organization spoke of…

Breastfeeding Critical To Children’s Health; Women Need Social Support To Breastfeed

New York Times: Where a Miracle Substance Called Breast Milk Saves Lives Mia Armstrong, 2019 graduate of Arizona State University and winner of Nicholas Kristof’s 2019 ‘win-a-trip’ contest “…The lives of 823,000 children younger than five could be saved annually if we scaled up breastfeeding to near universal levels, according…

U.S. To Provide Emergency Aid For Venezuelan Refugees In Colombia

Associated Press: U.S. emergency aid for Venezuela to be distributed in Colombia “U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid that was earmarked for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will now be distributed in Colombia, officials said Thursday. Colombia’s government said it had reached the decision with the U.S. and representatives of Guaidó because of…

WHO Certifies Algeria, Argentina As Malaria-Free

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. declares Algeria and Argentina free of deadly malaria “Algeria — the nation where malaria was discovered — is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, making it the third African country to eliminate one of the world’s leading killer diseases. With…

Wilson Center Report Discusses Intersection Of Women’s Health, Economic Empowerment

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: A Look at Brazil (New Report) “In Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: A Look at Brazil, Sarah B. Barnes, project director of the Maternal Health Initiative [at the Wilson Center], and Elizabeth Wang, Maternal Health Initiative…