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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…

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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…

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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:…

Private Sector Must Play Role In Ensuring Gender Equality

Devex: Opinion: Using the power of the private sector to deliver on gender equality Mary-Ann Etiebet, lead and executive director of MSD for Mothers, and Anna Van Acker, president and managing director at Merck Canada Inc. “…All of us recognize that when women are healthy, productive, and active, the effect…

CFR Article Discusses Abortion Laws Around The World

Council on Foreign Relations: Abortion Law: Global Comparisons Rachel B. Vogelstein, Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at CFR, and Rebecca Turkington, assistant director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at CFR, discuss abortion laws around the world, including in the U.S.…

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Agence France-Presse: Honduran hospitals overrun by dengue fever epidemic (Leiva, 7/25). Associated Press: U.N.: International failure in face of escalating Syria crisis (7/26). Devex: 4 years later, is it any easier to track the SDGs? (Lieberman, 7/26). Devex: Is Uganda Africa’s role model when it comes to tackling hepatitis B?…

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