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USAID Publishes New Issue Of ‘FrontLines’

USAID: FrontLines The January/February issue of USAID’s FrontLines features articles on various topics, including access to HIV treatment, care, and counseling in Guyana; improvements in health and wealth in Senegal following a decline in malaria cases; and a rise in volunteerism in Ukraine to help displaced persons (January/February 2017).

Women’s Rights Advocates Fear Trump Administration Could Roll Back Advances In Gender Equality, Family Planning Access, Economic Empowerment

PRI: The future of global women’s rights under Trump? ‘It could be devastating.’ “…Trump’s team wanted details about the U.S. State Department’s spending on gender equality, and names of people whose primary function was to promote gender issues. … Trump has also threatened to end funding for the U.N. and…

Zika Prevention Efforts Must Take Into Account Gender, Socioeconomic Inequalities

The Conversation: The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights Pia Riggirozzi, associate professor at the University of Southampton “…[S]hifting responsibility for [Zika] to women’s behavior isolates the disease from other socioeconomic factors that influence its transmission, such as sanitation or environmental issues. It means responses have tended…

Pharmaceutical Companies Can Improve ROIs, Reputations By Expanding Access To Medicines

Harvard Business Review: How Pharma Can Fix Its Reputation and Its Business at the Same Time Damiano de Felice, deputy director of strategy at the Access to Medicine Foundation, discusses how research-based pharmaceutical companies can improve their return on investments and improve their reputations by “transform[ing] ‘access to medicine’ from…

Philippines President At Odds With Catholic Church Over Executive Order Calling For Immediate Implementation Of 2012 Reproductive Health Law

New York Times: Duterte’s Free Birth Control Order Is Latest Skirmish With Catholic Church “…The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, signed an executive order this month calling for the full and immediate enforcement of a 2012 law that would give six million women … free government-distributed contraception and reproductive health services.…

Dutch Government Invests $10.7M In ‘She Decides’ Fundraising Initiative To Fill Gap Created By U.S.’s Mexico City Policy

Associated Press: ‘She Decides’: Dutch put millions into birth control fund “The Dutch government announced Saturday it’s putting 10 million euros ($10.7 million) into an international fund it has launched to finance access to birth control, abortion, and sex education for women in developing nations after President Donald Trump [reinstated…

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