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Devex Examines Holistic Approaches To Family Planning, Resiliency, Sustainability In Tanzania

Devex: Family planning takes a 360-degree approach “…[Community health worker Happiness Chacha’s] work is a result of the Endangered Ecosystems Northern Tanzania, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that aims to make both people and wildlife more resilient to threats like climate change and population growth.…

April 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The April 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on knowledge sharing during public health emergencies, a research paper on the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV, and…

3.4M Women Of Reproductive Age At Risk In War-Torn Yemen, UNFPA Says

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: year of conflict puts 3.4 million women of reproductive age at risk, U.N. reports “A year of conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 3.4 million women of reproductive age between 15 and 49 years in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)…

Women In Nepal Banished During Menstruation Despite Law Banning Practice

The Guardian: Nepal’s bleeding shame: menstruating women banished to cattle sheds “…Sofalta is one of thousands of girls and women in Nepal who practice Chhaupadi — banishment to a cattle shed or makeshift hut — because of so-called ‘impurity’ during menstruation or just after childbirth. … Although Chhaupadi was outlawed…

New Study Examines Abortion Incidence, Safety In Tanzania

Guttmacher Institute: Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Tanzania and Is A Major Cause of Maternal Death “In the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of postabortion care in Tanzania, researchers found that clandestine abortion is common and is a major contributor to maternal death…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Identifying people at-risk for TB, a device to aid IUD insertion, and vaccines against cancer Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study in which scientists identified 16 genes that can be used to predict…

Disagreements Surface Over Gender Equality Funding Commitments In Outcome Document Of Commission On The Status Of Women, The Guardian Reports

The Guardian: World leaders accused of backtracking on gender equality commitments “Claims that world leaders are backtracking on their commitment to end gender inequality have emerged on the final day of negotiations at the Commission on the Status of Women. Several countries are reportedly trying to water down the progressive…

Guttmacher Institute Study Examines Contraceptive Failure Rates In Developing Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Handful of nations see many unintended pregnancies despite sex with contraception “Nations from Brazil to Egypt and Turkey are among developing countries with the highest rates of contraceptive failure, according to research released on Thursday on unintended pregnancies. Some 74 million unintended pregnancies occur each year in…

Somali Prime Minister Signs Online Petition Proposing Federal Ban On FGM

The Atlantic: The Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia “Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke is joining a campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. Sharmarke signed an online petition proposing a federal ban of the long-standing practice that 98 percent of Somali women undergo…” (Turkson,…

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