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In Interviews, Gateses Express Concerns Over Expansion Of Mexico City Policy, Effects Of Trump Administration’s ‘America First’ Policy On Global Health Bipartisanship

The Guardian: Trump’s ‘global gag’ aid rule endangers millions of women and children, Bill Gates warns “The ‘global gag rule’ imposed by Donald Trump, blocking U.S. funds to any [foreign] organization involved in abortion advice and care overseas, could impact millions of women and girls, endangering their lives and those…

Guttmacher Institute Analysis Discusses Barriers To Providing Sexual, Reproductive Health Services To Women In Humanitarian Settings

Guttmacher Institute: The Growing Challenge of Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Women in Humanitarian Situations “…Women and girls are at particular risk when a region or country’s social, health, and other support systems collapse, exposing them to sexual violence, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, STIs (including HIV), and maternal illness…

Wilson Center, Save The Children Event Examines Challenges Of Providing Maternal, Newborn Health In Urban Settings

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The Urban Disadvantage: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Priorities Nancy Chong, intern for the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discusses remarks made by panelists at an event on urban maternal and newborn health hosted by Save the…

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…

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