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Letter To Editor Discusses Potential Impacts Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Health

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Trump’s health policy does not protect life Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “In the Oct. 11 front-page [Washington Post] article … there was an essential breach between the Trump administration’s words and the effect of its foreign policy. ……

Policymakers Must Be Invested In, Involved With Data Collection To Create Real Impact

Devex: Opinion: How partnering with policymakers turns data into action Emily Courey Pryor, founding executive director of Data2x “…[D]ata use leading to impact is possible when decision-makers are included in — and invested in — the data process from the beginning. This finding — that decision-makers must have a seat…

11 Global Health, Development Organizations Sign Action Plan To Improve Collaboration, Promote Transparency, Accountability In Efforts To Achieve SDG3

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Health Organizations Commit to New Ways of Working Together for Greater Impact “Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations [on Tuesday] signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the…

Ending Child Marriage Critical To Achieving Gender Equality SDG

The Hill: Want gender equality? Let’s start with ending child marriages Megan E. Corrado, human rights attorney and director of advocacy at Women for Afghan Women “…Child marriage is recognized as a human rights violation under international law because it adversely affects the rights of girls and women. It bars…

More News In Global Health

Global Health NOW: Driving Change and Saving Lives (Powder, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Innovative Financing: New Health Bonds Tested For Impact (Anderson, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Women Suffer In Tanzania’s Deadly Backstreet Abortions (Makoye, 10/8). ImpactAlpha: After a dozen deals, Global Health Investment Fund has overcome a rocky start (Pothering,…

Legal Working Group Helping NGOs Navigate Expanded Mexico City Policy

BuzzFeed News: Inside The Covert Group Of Lawyers Working To Fight The ‘Chilling Effect’ Of Trump’s Abortion Policy “A cabal of lawyers has been working pro bono and under the radar for nearly two years to fight against the harm they say President Donald Trump’s anti-abortion foreign policy is causing…

U.S. Foreign Assistance Vital To Ending FGM, Empowering Women, Girls Worldwide

The Hill: U.S. foreign aid empowers women and girls worldwide Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), vice ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee “…[Sierra Leone] has one of the highest rates of [female genital mutilation (FGM)] globally, and each year more than three million girls are at risk of undergoing…

The Atlantic Examines Global Abortion Policies, Impacts On Women

The Atlantic: When Abortion Is Illegal, Women Rarely Die. But They Still Suffer. “…If other countries are a guide, abortion restrictions won’t reduce the number of abortions that take place … But abortion-related deaths are much less common than they were a few decades ago, especially in countries with functional…

Lancet Series Examines Global Rates, Impacts Of Cesarean Section

The Lancet: Optimizing cesarean section use This “three-part Lancet Series on Optimizing Cesarean Section Use reviews the global epidemiology and disparities in cesarean section use, as well as the health effects for women and children, and lays out evidence-based interventions and actions to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections” (10/12).

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