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Women’s Empowerment Key To Achieving SDGs, U.N. Deputy SG Says At ICPD25 Summit; UNFPA Releases Report; Kenya Pledges To End FGM By 2022

Health Policy Watch: Nairobi Population Summit Draws Attention & Debate Over Reproductive Health Rights “…[A]s the Nairobi Summit (ICPD25) kicked-off under the theme ‘Accelerating the promise,’ abortion opponents and faith-based groups were holding a parallel meeting at a Catholic church next to the venue, saying that the meeting didn’t reflect…

ICPD25 Conference Opens In Nairobi Amid Criticism From Faith, Conservative Advocacy Groups

Devex: Abortion, LGBTI rights stir emotions on eve of Nairobi summit “In the lead up to a major global United Nations conference on reproductive and sexual health in Kenya, topics such as abortion, LGBTI rights, and contraceptives for adolescents have stirred controversy among faith communities and conservative advocacy groups. These…

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AFP: First case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain (11/8). Associated Press: WFP chief vows more ‘aggressive’ action on sexual harassment (Michael, 11/12). Devex: Q&A: Monique Barbut gives the view from the Wise Persons Group (Chadwick, 11/12). Devex: Beyond recognition: Certifying quality maternal care in India (Espinosa, 11/11).…

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Al Jazeera: Nigeria urged to ban chaining people with mental health issues (11/11). Borgen Magazine: Bill Gates on Decreasing Global Poverty (Dobson, 11/9). Deutsche Welle: Drug addiction in Russia: Draconian laws instead of help (Kauschanski, 11/11). Devex: A remote Congolese island offers a test case for improving the country’s health…

Leaders Must Enshrine Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights Into Efforts To Achieve Universal Health Coverage, Current, Past PMNCH Board Chairs Write

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: Universal health coverage will remain elusive for women and adolescents unless it includes sexual and reproductive health and rights Helen Clark, board chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and former prime minister of New Zealand; Michelle Bachelet, U.N. high commissioner for…

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Al Jazeera: U.N. calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,0000 children (11/6). The Atlantic: We Are Running Out of Air (Hamblin, 11/6). Devex: A unique maternal health program seeks to transform experience of childbirth (11/7). Devex: Q&A: ‘Manyata is not just about a checklist’: Experts weigh in on a…