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Borgen Magazine: Four Companies in Developing Countries Contributing to the SDGs (Cade, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: The need for more early stage investment in RMNCAH solutions (12/18). Devex: Q&A: The value of the private sector in health system strengthening (12/18). Devex: If COVID-19 changes finance, will that help development funding? (Saldinger,…

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Newsletter Available Online

NIH Fogarty International Center: Fogarty International Center’s Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health topics, including one about women advocating for leadership roles in global health during the 2020 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, and another on…

Biden-Harris Administration, Congress Must Repeal Helms Amendment, Expand Access To Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care, Opinion Pieces Argue

The Hill: Global Gag Rule is just the tip of the iceberg: Why Repealing the Helms Amendment matters Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) (12/17). Ms. Magazine: The Helms Amendment: 47 Years of Denying U.S. Support for International Reproductive Health and Rights…

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AFP/YouTube: Virus hunters delve into Gabon forest in search for next threat | AFP (12/16). Devex: Q&A: The woman tasked with bringing gender to the center of the Gates Foundation (Cheney, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Addressing polio through a gender lens (12/17). Devex: How a new data portal aims to accelerate…

Blog Post Outlines Steps Biden Administration Could Take To End HIV, Advance Reproductive Health, Rights Globally

Health Affairs Blog: In Global Efforts To End HIV And Advance Reproductive Health, President-Elect Joe Biden Should Seize The Opportunity For Bold Leadership Monica Kerrigan, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global, discusses the links between HIV prevention and reproductive health and rights and outlines actions the Biden administration could take…

STOP FGM Act Of 2020 Passed By Congress, Heads To President

H.R. 6100: STOP FGM Act of 2020 The STOP FGM Act of 2020, which was introduced in March and clarifies the criminalization of female genital mutilation in the United States, was passed by Congress on December 15, 2020. The bill now goes to President Trump (12/15).

UNFPA Appeals For $2.5B To Improve Reproductive Health, Prevent Maternal Deaths Globally

U.N. News: Avert ‘dire consequences’ for women’s health, UNFPA urges in appeal to prevent maternal deaths “The U.N. agency dedicated to improving reproductive and maternal health worldwide (UNFPA) appealed on Monday for $2.5 billion by 2030 to help avert potential ‘dire consequences’ surrounding pregnancies and maternal deaths. As the world…

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AP: Ethiopia returns refugees who fled Tigray fighting, to alarm (Anna, 12/11). AP: India’s pandemic recovery plan could cost air quality goals (Ghosal, 12/11). Devex: U.S. election marks return to ‘climate responsibility,’ says Paris Agreement architect (Abrahams, 12/10). Devex: Q&A: Investing now in preparation for COVID-19’s successor (12/11). Forbes: A…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Global Health Topics, Including Climate Change; Sustainable Development; Migration; Food Insecurity; Girls’, Women’s Rights; Mental Health

Africa Report: Africa: Climate change and sustainable development must be a two-way street Oluwaseun Oguntuase, scholar at the Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Lagos State University in Nigeria (12/10). Devex: Opinion: Does Africa need a new narrative on migration? Maureen Achieng, chief of mission of IOM to…

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