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Lancet Series On Midwifery Lays Foundation For Improving Access To Midwives

Huffington Post: Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be in the Heart of Decision-Making Petra ten Hoope-Bender, director of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health at ICS Integrare, and Sheetal Sharma, research associate at ICS Integrare “…I have been working as the coordinator for the Lancet Midwifery Series, which was…

USAID Promotes Women’s, Girls’ Rights

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: If You ‘Let Girls Learn,’ You Save Lives Too Chris Thomas, a communications adviser in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID, writes about the agency’s efforts to promote women’s and girls’ rights. “…USAID Assistant Administrator Ariel Pablos-Mendez said by coupling family planning investments with…

Sierra Leone Successfully Reducing NTD Rates For 7 Reasons

The Guardian: 7 reasons why Sierra Leone is winning against neglected tropical diseases Mary Hodges, Sierra Leone country director for Helen Keller International “…While sustained funding from USAID is one explanation behind the country’s success, other countries like Nigeria, with strong funding and better resourced health sectors and public communications…

Indian Government Likely To Increase Number Of Price-Capped Drugs, Sources Say

Reuters: Exclusive: India likely to extend price caps to more drugs — sources “The government of India is likely to raise the number of drugs deemed essential and subject to price caps, people directly involved in the process said. … The move would make the drugs more affordable in a…

India’s New Health Minister Vows To Provide Universal Health Coverage

The Lancet: New government gears up for India’s health challenges “Harsh Vardhan, India’s new health minister, has pledged to bring transparency in health care services and provide health insurance to all citizens. Vardhan, an ear, nose, and throat surgeon by qualification, is touted by many health experts as the pioneer…

Gender Equality Campaign Focuses On Discrimination Against Women’s Nationality

The Guardian: Women’s nationality is focus of new campaign for gender equality “A global campaign to revoke discriminatory laws that prohibit women from changing their nationalities, or conferring their nationalities on their children, was launched in Geneva this week. The International Campaign to End Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws, organized…

Rohingya Facing Humanitarian, Health Crises In Burmese Camps

TIME: These Aren’t Refugee Camps, They’re Concentration Camps, and People Are Dying in Them “…For years, the Rohingya have been denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Burma, and have faced severe restrictions on marriage, employment, health care and education. Now, it seems, the Burmese authorities are determined to starve and sicken the…

Al Jazeera Examines Nigeria’s Drive To Increase Access To Injectable Anti-Malarial Drug

Al Jazeera: The Cure: Mission Malaria “…Injectable artesunate is a rapidly acting drug that kills the parasites that cause malaria. In 2010, the World Health Organization authorized aid agencies to supply the drug as the preferred first line treatment for severe malaria. … But despite its effectiveness, injectable artesunate is…

JSI Endorses Two-Drug Initiative To Prevent Maternal, Infant Mortality

Huffington Post: Simple Solutions to Global Problems: How Two Medicines Promise Life for Mothers and Infants in Nigeria Joel Lamstein, president of JSI and World Education “…[W]ith support from donors such as USAID, JSI is pioneering a two-drug initiative that uses low-tech and high-impact methods to protect both mother and…

Congress Should Act To Ensure Humanitarian Care For Immigrant Children

New York Times: Innocents at the Border: Immigrant Children Need Safety, Shelter and Lawyers “The surge of desperate young migrants across the southwest [U.S.] border has the Obama administration scrambling to respond. … The administration needs to mount a sustained surge of its own, of humanitarian care, shelter, and legal…