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News Outlets Examine Humanitarian Crises In Bangladesh’s Camps For Rohingya Refugees

Al Jazeera: Midwives offer lifeline to pregnant Rohingya “Trained nurses have come to aid of 24,000 pregnant and lactating Rohingya women staying in Bangladesh’s refugee camps…” (Khalid, 9/25). New York Times: Pressure Rises at U.N. on Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis “Myanmar’s authorities came under intensifying pressure on Thursday over the…

Pakistan’s Growing Population Placing Pressures On WASH, Health Systems, General Economy

Washington Post: ‘A disaster in the making’: Pakistan’s population surges to 207.7 million “…Preliminary results from a new national census — the first conducted since 1998 — show that the population has grown by 57 percent since then, reaching 207.7 million and making Pakistan the world’s fifth-most-populous country … Only…

Faith Leaders, Americans Should Urge Congress To Fully Fund U.S. Global Health Programs

Lexington Herald Leader: Call on Congress to adequately fund global health programs Josh Rouse, global outreach pastor at Northeast Christian Church and member of Hope Through Healing Hands’ Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers & Children Worldwide “…Our elected officials need to hear from the American people — and especially Americans…

Faith-Based Coalition Members Call On Senate Appropriators To Allocate $1.35B For Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fight: Faith-based Coalition Members Send Senate Appropriators Letter Championing Global Fund “[Monday], 85 members of the Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide sent a letter to Senate appropriators championing robust funding for the International Affairs account. … The letter states, ‘Our faith and compassion…

Faith-Based Organizations Explore Involvement With Family Planning Activities At Wilson Center Event

Washington Times: Faith-based groups face dilemma in cooperating with family planning organizations “…Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and churches are effective vehicles for family planning education and resources, but religious convictions often deter such institutions from partnering in the cause. An event Tuesday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars –…

Catholic Church In The Philippines Remains ‘Important Political Actor’ In Debate Over Reproductive Health Law

The Conversation: Inside the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health Gideon Lasco, PhD candidate in medical anthropology at Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam “On January 9 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning…

The Economist Examines Family Planning, Contraception Use In Nigeria

The Economist: The problems of family planning in Nigeria “…Many Nigerian Muslims believe that pills and condoms are part of a Western plot to stop Muslims from multiplying. And in poor, rural areas, centuries of experience have taught people that having lots of children makes economic sense. … So the…

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