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USAID Announces Additional $21M For DRC Ebola Outbreak Response; German Foreign Minister Urges Congo Government To Continue Prevention Efforts

CIDRAP News: USAID announces $21 million in Ebola assistance to DRC”Amid continued transmission of Ebola in new hot spots throughout North Kivu and Ituri provinces, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $21 million humanitarian aid package directed at the eastern Democratic Republic…

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AFP: Aid sent to displaced Syrians near Jordan border: U.N. (9/6). Associated Press: AP Explains: Why Mexican Women March Against Gender Violence (Guthrie, 9/8). Devex: The role WASH programming plays in tackling malnutrition (Jerving, 9/9). Global Voices: Community-based approaches to bridging the mental health care gap in India (Verma, 9/7). The Guardian: How snakebites…

U.S. Government Cannot Advance Global Agenda Of Women’s Empowerment Without Addressing, Assessing Reproductive Rights

Foreign Policy: The Trump Administration Is Erasing Reproductive Rights at Home and Abroad Stephanie Schmid, U.S. foreign policy counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights “…In April, the U.S. State Department published its annual congressionally mandated Country Reports on Human Rights Practices without the prepared reproductive rights subsection… Deleting reproductive…

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Devex: Ebola vaccine technology could speed up development of other vaccines (Ravelo, 11/5). Devex: A rising star of French aid? (Chadwick, 11/5). The Guardian: ‘They killed my children and raped me’: sexual violence remains rife in Congo (Burke, 11/2). Health Policy Watch: Multilateralism Key To Addressing Many Health Issues, Austrian…

UNFPA Releases State Of World Population 2019 Report; Executive Director Regrets Trump Administration’s Withholding Of U.S. Funding To Agency

Associated Press: U.N. population fund chief laments U.S. funding cut “The U.N. population agency chief says she regrets the U.S. government’s decision to cut funding for programs that help ensure safe pregnancies worldwide. The United States used to provide about $70 million per year toward UNFPA programs to protect the…

Blog Posts Discuss New WHO Data Showing Women Live Longer Than Men

World Economic Forum: Across the world, women outlive men. This is why Emma Charlton, senior writer for formative content at the World Economic Forum, discusses new data from the WHO, “which explores access to and attitudes towards health, as well as how this plays into life expectancy.” The data show…

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