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CHANGE Index Gives U.S. Government C Grade For Sexual, Reproductive Global Health Assistance

Devex: U.S. gets a C on sexual and reproductive global health assistance, new index finds
“The U.S. government’s overall grade on sexual and reproductive health and rights in its global health assistance dropped from a B in 2016 to a C in 2017, according to a new index published Wednesday by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Health and Gender Equity, or CHANGE. The CHANGE index examines policies and funding on SRHR from six federal government actors: the White House, Congress, USAID, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Each department is graded on the three separate categories of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and family planning. Grades ranged from an F for the White House on the family planning indicator to an A for the U.S. Agency for International Development on HIV/AIDS work…” (Welsh, 12/13).