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Countries Should Incorporate Surgery Into National Health Frameworks

New York Times: Surgery: The Neglected Stepchild of Global Health Emily Bruno, medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and global surgery research associate with Harvard Medical School, and Mark G. Shrime, research director for the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School…

West, Central African Nations Need Increased Access To HIV Treatment, MSF Report Says

Humanosphere: West and Central Africa falling behind in the fight against HIV and AIDS, report finds “…In West and Central Africa, a region that covers 25 countries, a Doctors Without Borders report released [Tuesday] has highlighted that 27 percent of all global deaths attributable to the AIDS pandemic occur in…

Abortion Legal In Colombia, But Women Face Barriers To Accessing Procedure

Foreign Policy: Colombia’s Pro-Lifers Are Objectively Pro-Zika “…Before 2006, Colombia was one of three countries in the region that completely banned abortion. But that year, a group of human rights lawyers won a hard-fought constitutional battle, and the country’s Constitutional Court overturned the ban. … [T]hanks to a byzantine bureaucracy,…

Some West African Women Resort To Unsafe, Illegal Abortion Due To Strict Laws

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Strict laws drive West African women to dangerous, illegal abortions “From crowded cities to far-flung villages, women with unwanted pregnancies across West Africa are resorting to clandestine and unsafe abortions — driven by shame, stigma, and restrictive laws. … Abortion in West Africa, a region with some…

Growing Disparities In Health, Well-Being Between Poor, Middle Class Children In Wealthy Nations, UNICEF Report Shows

Newsweek: Wealthy Countries Show Growing Inequality in Children’s Health, Income: UNICEF “Children in wealthy countries face increasing inequality in health, income, and life satisfaction, according to a new study from the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF…” (Westcott, 4/13). New York Times: U.N. Reports Growing Inequality Among Children in Rich Nations…

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