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Catholic Church In The Philippines Remains ‘Important Political Actor’ In Debate Over Reproductive Health Law

The Conversation: Inside the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health Gideon Lasco, PhD candidate in medical anthropology at Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam “On January 9 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning…

Venezuela Faces Severe Shortages Of Food, Medicines; Government Resists Aid Offers

Wall Street Journal: Venezuela Is Starving “…The Catholic charity Caritas and a team led by Susana Raffalli — a specialist in food emergencies who has worked in Guatemala, Africa, and other regions tormented by hunger — are monitoring conditions here. … Caritas said nearly a fifth of children under age…

WHO Remains Committed To Vaccine R&D, Accessibility

Huffington Post: WHO Is The Driving Force To Reach All People With Vaccines Brice Bicaba, Burkina Faso’s director of disease control “…Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective interventions we have in public health. As long as we can reach children with a vaccine, they will be protected for life.…

USAID Publishes New Issue Of ‘FrontLines’

USAID: FrontLines The May/June issue of USAID’s FrontLines features several articles on various maternal and newborn health issues and an article describing how a Boston-based social enterprise provides lab and other health care equipment to universities in Ghana (May/June 2017).

WHO Examining Ways To Reduce Global Drug Prices, Improve Access To Treatments

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Members Urged To Support Resolution Delinking Cancer Drug Prices From R&D Costs “A group of civil society organizations and health experts have sent a letter to delegates to this month’s annual World Health Assembly urging support for a study on the delinkage of the costs of…

Innovation, Financial Investments, Addressing Implementation Gaps Vital To Ending TB

Huffington Post: Bridging The Gap Between Tuberculosis Innovation And Access Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; and Jennifer Furin, lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social…

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