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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Disproportionate Social, Economic Impacts On Women, Presents Opportunity To Overhaul Development Funding Structures To Reach More Women

Devex: Fight ‘shadow pandemic’ by overhauling funding strategy, women leaders say “COVID-19 is weakening social, educational, and health services access for women and girls. But the crisis also provides an opportunity to dismantle traditional development funding structures, and create a more equitable system that reaches more women, especially women of…

U.S. House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Repeal Helms Amendment

The Hill: Democrats introduce bill to repeal funding ban on abortions abroad “Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would repeal a decades-old policy that prevents U.S. foreign aid programs from providing funding for abortion services. … Schakowsky’s bill, the Abortion Is Health Care Act of 2020, would classify…

India Records More Than 95K COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours; U.K. Considers Rapid Tests; Politics Plague Pandemic Response In Israel; Public Trust In Health Officials Waning In U.S., KFF Poll Shows

ASIA AP: Volunteers feed COVID-19 patients, doctors in Nepal hospital (Gurubacharya, 9/10). AP: Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases (9/10). EUROPE Financial Times: U.K. considering new rapid-result Covid tests for up to 10m people a day (Pickard et al., 9/10). LATIN AMERICA Devex: Returning Venezuelans…

Opinion Piece Calls On U.S. Policymakers To Repeal Mexico City Policy, Helms Amendment

Ms. Magazine: The Trump Administration Wants to Make the Global Gag Rule Even More Harmful Lauren Cross, senior U.S. communications manager, and Zara Ahmed, senior policy manager on the public policy team, both at the Guttmacher Institute “In the middle of a global pandemic, the Trump administration is trying to…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 386 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an analysis on the impact of school closures on the risk of unwanted pregnancy and HIV among adolescent girls and…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: Eradicating Polio Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic (Marabito, 9/20). Borgen Magazine: Pneumonia Vaccine Price Drops by 43%, Saving Millions Worldwide (Mui, 9/20). Borgen Magazine: Contact Tracing: What Developing Countries Have Shown (Daniel, 9/19). Borgen Magazine: The Rise of Midwifery in Developing Countries Amid COVID-19 (Marabito, 9/19). Thomson Reuters Foundation:…

Devex Examines Issues Surrounding Gender Data, Including Cost, Quality, Use

Devex: Gender data: How expensive is it, really? “…As the pandemic continues, calls grow louder for sex-disaggregated data to guide policy and address impacts of a health crisis that could force an additional 96 million people into extreme poverty by 2021, 47 million of whom are women and girls. Building…

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