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11 Global Health, Development Organizations Sign Action Plan To Improve Collaboration, Promote Transparency, Accountability In Efforts To Achieve SDG3

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Health Organizations Commit to New Ways of Working Together for Greater Impact “Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations [on Tuesday] signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the…

Cash Transfer Programming In Humanitarian Situations Must Include Gender Considerations

Devex: Opinion: For cash transfers to work, we can’t ignore gender Karen Peachey, interim director of the Cash Learning Partnership “We know that gender inequalities mean that disasters and conflicts affect populations differently. As humanitarian actors, we must carefully consider the ways emergencies can exacerbate women’s and girls’ existing vulnerabilities…

Washington Post Examines Global Impacts Of Trump Administration’s Expanded Mexico City Policy

Washington Post: How a change in U.S. abortion policy reverberated around the globe “…On Jan. 23, 2017, [President Trump] signed an executive order that denied U.S. [global health] assistance to any foreign-based [non-governmental] organization that performs, promotes, or offers information on abortion. A similar plan, known as the Mexico City…

Feminist Approach To Humanitarian Aid Critical To Achieving Gender Equality

CNN: The world is failing women and girls in crisis, but feminism can help David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “…[T]he world will continue to fail in its commitment to achieve gender equality until we take seriously the power differentials that drive these inequities — until…

U.S. Negotiates For Inclusion Of Language On ‘Avoiding Abortion’ In U.N. Resolution On Humanitarian Response

New Humanitarian: U.S. pushes for language on ‘avoiding abortion’ in new U.N. resolution on humanitarian response “U.S. diplomats want to insert language about ‘avoiding abortion’ into an annual U.N. resolution on meeting humanitarian needs around the world. A text submitted by U.S. negotiators states that countries should include ‘voluntary and…

WHO-Supported Study Shows ‘Strong Evidence’ HPV Vaccines Effective In Preventing Cervical Cancer, Should Be Expanded

CNBC: WHO study finds ‘strong evidence’ HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer “International researchers say there’s ‘strong evidence’ the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer and should be expanded to boys and adults, according to a World Health Organization study published Wednesday in The Lancet…” (LaVito, 6/26). Reuters: Study shows major…

U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Announces Commission On Unalienable Rights, Raising Concern Among Some Groups, Lawmakers

Associated Press: Trump administration reviews human rights’ role in U.S. policy “The Trump administration said Monday that it will review the role of human rights in American foreign policy, appointing a commission expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion…” (Tucker, 7/8). Deutsche Welle: U.S. sets up commission for…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots (Roos, 7/9). CIDRAP News: Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016 (Soucheray, 7/9). Devex: What does the commitment to green U.K. aid mean in practice? (Root, 7/10). The Guardian: Device could bring both solar power…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban (Brigida, 7/12). Associated Press: Spike in femicides raises alert in Bolivia (Flores, 7/12). CNN: DOH raises alert with rapid spike of dengue cases in PH regions (7/15). Devex: African activists seek universal access to sanitary products (Adepoju, 7/15). Global Press Journal:…

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