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Blog Post, Podcast, Study, Statement Mark International UHC Day

The BMJ Opinion: We must change how we measure the impact of health spending on poor people if we are serious about “leaving no one behind” Sarah Thomson, senior health financing specialist at the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, Tamás Evetovits, head of the WHO Barcelona Office for…

U.S. Must Take Human Rights Obligations, Including Those On Reproductive Rights, Seriously, Legal Expert Writes In Opinion Piece

Ms. Magazine: The Persistent Danger of Trump’s Definition of ‘Unalienable Rights’ Elena Sarver, legal adviser at the Global Justice Center “The State Department’s newly formed Unalienable Rights Commission held its third public meeting [Wednesday]. It’s been six months since the commission was first announced in July 2019 by Secretary of…

More News In Global Health

Financial Times: North Korean defectors reveal wretched state of female healthcare (White, 12/10). Forbes: Physician Paul Farmer Reflects On Health Solutions Brought To Medical Deserts And The Places Still In Dire Need (Love, 12/10). Homeland Preparedness News: First Nipah Virus International Conference focuses global attention on Nipah solutions and threats…

Nations Must Improve Women’s Health, SRHR To Adhere To International Human Rights Standards, Reach UHC, Opinion Pieces Say

Newsweek: The Trump Administration’s Grades for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Are In Bergen Cooper, director of policy research at CHANGE — Center for Health and Gender Equity “When it comes to protecting women’s human rights globally, along with sexual and reproductive rights, the U.S. government under President Donald Trump and…

Trump Administration’s Expanded Mexico City Policy Hinders HIV/AIDS Response Among Women, Girls, Planned Parenthood Officials Say

Planned Parenthood Global/Medium: A Catch-22 for Women and Girls: How the Global Gag Rule Attacks the HIV/AIDS Response In this post, Chloë Cooney, senior director of strategy and programs for Planned Parenthood Global, and Caitlin Horrigan, director of global advocacy for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, discuss the impact of…

Global Fund, Thomson Reuters Foundation Partnership To Work To Dismantle Barriers To Health Services, Executives Write In Opinion Piece

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: End epidemics by breaking down human rights barriers to health Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Antonio Zappulla, chief executive of the Thomson Reuters Foundation “…Human rights-related barriers to health, some explicit, others expressed in behaviors and…

USAID Post Discusses How DREAMS Initiative Helping Young Women In Uganda

USAID/Medium: I’m Empowered and Resilient! I’m Living the Dream! In this post, Betty Kagoro, communications specialist at USAID’s Mission in Uganda, discusses PEPFAR’s DREAMS Initiative and profiles several women who are involved in the program in Tedum, Uganda. Kagoro writes, “USAID, through the DREAMS Initiative, is working with partners to…

More News In Global Health

Devex: A ‘new generation of inequalities’ requires sharper measurement, UNDP chief says (Lieberman, 12/9). Financial Times: FT Health: Regenerative Medicine (Multiple authors, 12/8). The Guardian: Nepal makes first ‘period hut’ arrest after woman dies during banned custom (Budhathoki, 12/6). Health Policy Watch: Cancer Organizations Across Latin America Vow To Intensify…

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AP: TB, armed guards, lack of food at U.N. migrant center in Libya (Hinnant et al., 12/6). AP: U.N. says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts (12/5). CIDRAP News: Typhoid vaccine shows protection in phase 3 trial (Dall, 12/5). The Telegraph: ‘Ground breaking’ typhoid vaccine reduces infections by 80…