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STOP FGM Act Of 2020 Passed By Congress, Heads To President

H.R. 6100: STOP FGM Act of 2020 The STOP FGM Act of 2020, which was introduced in March and clarifies the criminalization of female genital mutilation in the United States, was passed by Congress on December 15, 2020. The bill now goes to President Trump (12/15).

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AP: Rage and hope fuel women’s revolt over abortion in Poland (Gera, 12/2). Devex: World Bank updates procurement policy to enforce gender-based violence rules (Saldinger, 12/1). IPS: COVID-19 an Opportunity to Build Resilience around Food Systems (Phakathi, 12/1). Nature: Meet the scientists investigating the origins of the COVID pandemic (Mallapaty,…

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ABC News: Experts are homing in on an influenza vaccine that could last a lifetime (Afrahimi, 12/7). Al Jazeera: Bangladesh moves Rohingya to remote island (Ghani, 12/7). AP: Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’ as UNICEF launches aid appeal (Federman, 12/7). AP: ‘Nobody knows’: Experts baffled by mystery illness in India…

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AP: ‘It was so abrupt’: COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 10/14). AP: Iran virus death toll hits record high, 3rd time in a week (Vahdat et al., 10/14). CNBC: Bill Gates slams U.S. on Covid: Most governments listen to their scientists, not attack them (Belvedere, 10/14). CNBC: WHO…

Blog Posts, Issue Briefs, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impacts On Adolescent Girls, Young Women; Africa’s Economy; Humanitarian, Resilience Investing

Center for Global Development: Coping with COVID-19: The Pakistan Experience Ijaz Nabi, non-resident fellow with CGD (10/15). Friends of the Global Fight: The Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Needed Responses (10/15). Johns Hopkins University’s “Hub”: Study identifies dire economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa Laura…

U.N. Aims To Raise $1B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel At Ministerial Meeting

AP: U.N. hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations “The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address…

U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act, Repeal Mexico City Policy, Opinion Piece Says

Sacramento Bee: The global gag rule on abortion and reproductive health care must be repealed Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), medical doctor and member of Congress serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Melvine Ouyo, former Kibera clinic director for Family Health Options Kenya “…The impact of the [expanded Mexico…

More News In Global Health

ABC National Radio: Bill Gates aims to reduce health inequity and child malnutrition (Williams, 2/29). AFP: World Bank to attack poverty in conflict zones (2/27). Becker’s Hospital Review: NIH launches $1M challenge for digital treatments of sickle cell, malaria & anemia (Park, 2/17). New Humanitarian: How Mexico and Central America’s…

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