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Voluntary Family Planning Investments Key To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The Guardian: Family planning is a key development goal that needs greater investment John Bongaarts, vice president of the Population Council “Family planning is much more than a vital health and human rights intervention … Investments in voluntary family planning are also investments in sustainable development, and therefore should be…

Long-Term Political Will, Funding For Health Systems Improvement Critical To Ending Preventable Maternal Deaths

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: Ending Preventable Maternal Death Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer of Partners In Health, discusses ways in which the organization addresses women’s health issues globally, including supporting community health workers, providing prenatal care early, supporting facility-based deliveries, and supporting the provision of emergency…

Global Community Must Use Holistic, Integrated Approach To Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Child marriage shows it takes a village to achieve a goal Heather Saunders, policy and advocacy adviser at Plan International U.K. “…[O]ur experience shows us that it’s not helpful to cherrypick certain issues, to separate human development from the environment, or good governance. Each goal and target in…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response

Washington Post: Zika is spreading in Florida, but Congress still hasn’t approved cash to fight it Editorial Board “…Local governments and public health agencies are scrambling to control [Zika’s] spread, provide diagnostics, educate the public, and search for a vaccine. But instead of acting, Republican majorities in Congress have taken…

Researchers Continue To Conduct PrEP Research Among Women In South Africa

Scientific American: HIV Prevention Runs into Trouble in South Africa “…Researchers had hoped to break the [HIV transmission] cycle by giving young women HIV drugs before they are infected. It’s a mode of therapy referred to as preexposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. However, when PrEP was given to women as a…

Addressing Health Needs Of Women, Girls, Youth Critical To Achieving SDGs

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: #WhyNow: Because Investing In Women, Girls, And Youth Is The Key To A Healthy Future This blog post discusses the impact of malaria and HIV on young people and the importance of investing in the health of women, girls, and youth to help achieve…

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