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Pope Francis Visits HIV Treatment Center During Visit To Mozambique

Associated Press: Pope denounces danger of corruption in Mozambique Mass”Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mozambique on Friday by consoling HIV-infected mothers and children and denouncing the rampant corruption that has helped make the southern African nation one of the world’s poorest countries. … Before the Mass, Francis met…

Public-Private Approaches Critical To Achieving UHC, Opinion Piece Says

CapX: We cannot achieve universal health coverage without the private sector Jeffrey L. Sturchio, CEO at Rabin Martin and co-editor of The Road to Universal Health Coverage: Innovation, Equity and the New Health Economy, and Harald Nusser, head of Novartis Social Business and contributor to The Road to Universal Health…

USAID Initiative To Facilitate Work With Faith-Based Organizations, Deputy Administrator Says

Devex: New USAID procurement strategy targets increased work with religious groups “The U.S. Agency for International Development’s new procurement strategy will help facilitate work with faith-based organizations in conflict and fragile settings, the agency’s Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick said Wednesday. … Glick, speaking at the second annual Ministerial to Advance…

U.S. Should Support Increased Investment In Global Fund

Idaho Statesman: Support for Global Fund imperative as U.S. tries to save lives from TB, malaria, AIDS John Thompson, senior pastor of the Cornerstone Church in Boise, Idaho “…Congress has the opportunity this year to make major progress against [AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria] in Thailand and beyond. We can…

U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Announces Commission On Unalienable Rights, Raising Concern Among Some Groups, Lawmakers

Associated Press: Trump administration reviews human rights’ role in U.S. policy “The Trump administration said Monday that it will review the role of human rights in American foreign policy, appointing a commission expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion…” (Tucker, 7/8). Deutsche Welle: U.S. sets up commission for…

At International Conference, Global Community, Religious Leaders Asked To Do More To Prevent Child Marriage, FGM, Treat Women Survivors

Agence France-Presse: African religious leaders called on to help tackle genital mutilation “Religious leaders in Africa must speak up against the practice of female genital mutilation, which affects millions of children across the continent, an international conference in Dakar said Tuesday…” (6/18). The Guardian: Senior Islamic cleric issues fatwa against…

Slate Examines Evangelical Christian Influence On Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy

Slate: The God Doctrine “The Trump administration’s foreign policy really isn’t consistent enough to be placed into any single ideological camp. … [T]here is one group that’s consistently and effectively — if quietly — pushing its foreign policy agenda in Donald Trump’s Washington: evangelical Christians. … The influence of evangelical…