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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding SRHR, ICPD25 Nairobi Summit

The Conversation: Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women and girls Alex Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health at Drexel University “…The aim of the [ICPD25] summit is to get governments to commit to speeding up the progress [on sexual and reproductive health and rights]. This will…

Devex Examines Germany’s €1B Development Investment Fund For Africa

Devex: Germany’s €1B push into Africa “Five years ago, Europe’s ‘migration crisis’ vaulted German policy toward Africa to the top of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s development agenda. While her coalition government agreed Germany needed a development policy that would help stem the flow of people from African countries to Europe, her…

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allAfrica: Africa: Drug Price Drop to Bolster African Countries’ Fight Against TB (Chironda, 11/12). Associated Press: Afghan capital’s air pollution may be even deadlier than war (Faiez, 11/13). Associated Press: Air quality sinks to ‘severe’ in haze-shrouded New Delhi (Jain, 11/12). BBC: Polio in Nigeria: ‘I opposed vaccinations until my…

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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…

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Associated Press: Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt (11/8). CNN: First native Zika cases in Europe confirmed as experts warn climate change could bring more (Picheta, 11/7). Homeland Preparedness News: KSU-developed model accurately predicted Ebola spread into Uganda (Galford, 11/7). IPS: Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished (Awale,…

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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…

More Than 11K Scientists Sign Warning Of Global Climate Emergency, Call For Improved Access To Family Planning Methods As Part Of Strategy

ABC News: 11,000 scientists sign declaration of global climate emergency “Thousands of scientists from around the world have mobilized to warn people of an impending global climate emergency if levels of greenhouse gas emissions are not significantly reduced. More than 11,000 scientists have signed a declaration stating ‘clearly and unequivocally’…