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Libyan Health System Collapsing Amid Conflict, Shortages Of Funding, Resources

Reuters: Libyan health crisis sharpens as resources dwindle “…Libya’s health system [is] collapsing amid poor security, a funding crisis, and chronic shortages of staff and medicine. Problems only seem to have become more acute since a U.N.-backed government arrived in Tripoli in March aiming to end the armed conflict and…

Analysis Examines Public Funding For Abortion In Nations Where Practice Is Legal

The Atlantic: Why America Is a Global Outlier on Abortion “…A policy called the Hyde Amendment restricts government funding of abortion through Medicaid in most cases. And in this, the U.S. is an outlier: Most other governments that allow abortion also publicly fund it in some way, according to an…

UNICEF Ramps Up Operations In South Sudan To Prevent Widespread Cholera Outbreak

Reuters: Hunger, looting, and now suspected cholera hit South Sudan “Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday…” (Miles, 7/19). U.N. News Centre:…

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