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Funding For Family Planning Services Helps To Improve Access To Other Health Care For Women, Girls, Especially In Humanitarian Crises

News Deeply: Family Planning Provides Backbone for Health Care Delivery in a Crisis Aileen Gleizer, policy manager at Marie Stopes International “…Family planning is critical for preventing unintended pregnancies, maternal and infant deaths, and unsafe abortions. Funding for international family planning enables the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),…

Humanitarian Organizations Worried Trump Administration Will Cut Foreign Assistance Budget, Including Family Planning, LGBT Rights

Foreign Policy: Will Foreign Aid Get Cut on Trump’s Chopping Block? “Anxious humanitarian organizations are worried that President-elect Donald Trump, who sharply questioned the value of foreign aid during his campaign, is poised to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. assistance for developing countries — including programs promoting…

Advocates Express Concern Over Trump Administration’s Potential Impact On Reproductive, Human Rights

Humanosphere: Trump’s male-dominated administration threatens reproductive rights, advocates say Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses the Trump administration’s potential impact on reproductive rights, writing, “[W]omen’s rights advocates are increasingly concerned about reproductive rights in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world” (11/21). Physicians for Human Rights: A Global Trump…

Puerto Rico Expects 1K Fewer Births In 2016 Due In Part To Zika Virus, Official Says

Wall Street Journal: Puerto Rico Births Projected to Decline “Puerto Rico is expecting about 1,000 fewer babies to be born this year than originally forecast, due in part to the Zika virus, a government official said Thursday. … Birth data offer potential clues about how women of childbearing age across…

Gates Foundation Announces Grand Challenges Explorations Awardees, Focused On Family Planning, Child Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: From Assessing Family Planning Needs to Accelerating Drug Development for Childhood Diarrhea — Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both with discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the…

Women In Zika-Affected Areas Need Access To Contraceptive Options, Experts Say

The Guardian: Global health leaders failing women in Zika-hit areas, experts warn “Public health experts are warning that the failure of global health agencies to challenge political and religious resistance to contraception in Zika-affected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean is leading to a humanitarian crisis for women. ……

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