U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Women’s Health In Conflict Situations

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women and Foreign Policy Program/Women Around the World”: Maternal and Reproductive Healthcare in Humanitarian Crises
Heather Higginbottom, chief operating officer of CARE USA, discusses the impact of maternal and reproductive health programs in conflict situations and the role U.S. funding plays in ensuring that women in these situations can access care. Higginbottom writes, “When we continue to invest in healthy women and families, we invest in the stability and future health of our world. … I hope our nation’s leaders will continue to remember [this] as they consider the U.S. foreign assistance budget and all that it offers to the world: hope, security, safety, and health. From South Sudan to Uganda to the U.S., these are basic human rights that everyone deserves” (9/25).