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Political Will, Partnerships Critical To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Even in the age of Trump, I believe we can meet the global goals Alaa Murabit, physician, U.N. SDG global advocate, U.N. high-level commissioner, MIT Media Lab Director’s fellow, and founder of The Voice of Libyan Women and The Omnis Institute “…[If achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is…

State Department Fact Sheet Describes ‘Protecting Life In Global Health Assistance’ Plan To Implement Mexico City Policy

U.S. Department of State: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance This fact sheet states, “…Secretary Tillerson has approved a plan, called ‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,’ to implement the manner in which U.S. Government Departments and Agencies will apply the provisions of the Mexico City policy to foreign non-governmental…

Scientists Must Hold Trump Administration Accountable To Facts, Free Speech

The Lancet: Free speech and facts in the Trump era Editorial Board “…Those who hold science and truth to be foundational aspects of civilization need to stand firm in our efforts to hold [U.S. President] Trump accountable to the truth he seems to so publicly disdain with his actions. One…

Zika Prevention Efforts Must Take Into Account Gender, Socioeconomic Inequalities

The Conversation: The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights Pia Riggirozzi, associate professor at the University of Southampton “…[S]hifting responsibility for [Zika] to women’s behavior isolates the disease from other socioeconomic factors that influence its transmission, such as sanitation or environmental issues. It means responses have tended…

Australia To Provide $7.3M To International Planned Parenthood Federation; Move Seen By Many As Rebuke To Mexico City Policy Reinstatement

Devex: Australia responds to the global gag rule “Australia [Wednesday] announced $9.5 million Australian dollars ($7.3 million) in funding for the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. The move was seen by many as a pointed rebuke to President Donald Trump’s controversial reinstatement of a strengthened ‘global gag rule,’ which bars any…