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USAID-Supported Venture Aims To Improve Health Of Women, Mothers Globally

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Empowering Women Through a Simple Purse Danielle Somers, communications analyst for the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), and Emily Jablonski, virtual intern for HESN and student at the University of Michigan, profile Zubaida Bai, the co-founder of ayzh, a USAID-supported “organization providing women’s health…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Outbreak Response

Washington Post: Swatting the Zika carriers Editorial Board “…[T]he age of genetic engineering has brought new possibilities: The tiny building blocks of life can be manipulated to impede the disease. So far, laboratory trials have shown that genetic material can be altered to suppress mosquito populations or make them less…

Men In India, Pakistan Joining Campaigns To End FGM In Dawoodi Bohra Community

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Men join campaigns in India against FGM rituals among the Bohra “Men in India and Pakistan are joining a campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), adding greater heft to the movement in the deeply patriarchal Dawoodi Bohra community…” (Chandran, 3/17).

Some Health Workers In Asia Refusing Care For People Living With HIV, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: People with HIV in Asia ejected from hospitals, women sterilized — study “Some health workers in Asia are refusing to perform surgery and provide services for people living with HIV, and are even expelling patients from hospitals and forcing women to undergo sterilization, according to grassroots organizations.…

Devex Profiles Health Organization Women Deliver, Founder Jill Sheffield

Devex: Maternal health issues ‘aren’t finished yet’ — and neither is Jill Sheffield “In 2007, 1,700 people gathered at a large conference center in an east London borough. They’d come at the invitation of Women Deliver, a fledgling advocacy organization founded by Jill Sheffield that same year. It was time,…

Blog Post Examines Reproductive Rights In Light Of Zika Outbreak

RH Reality Check: Tackling Zika: Have We Learned Our Lesson on Rights? Luisa Cabal, chief of human rights and law at UNAIDS, and Mariangela Simão, director of rights, gender, prevention, and community mobilization at UNAIDS, discuss the Zika outbreak and reproductive rights. “…The response demands long-term commitments to three rights…

Culturally Sensitive Care Imperative To Ensuring Sexual, Reproductive Health Of Refugee Women

Devex: Ensuring healthier sexual and reproductive lives for our refugee patients Komal Soin, family physician “With a rising influx of refugees resettling in the United States, it is imperative for health providers to feel comfortable discussing reproductive health issues with this population … Ultimately, to provide effective counseling and to…

Present Helms Amendment Interpretation Should Be Clarified, Some Members Of Congress Say

Humanosphere: Decades-old U.S. law still limits international women’s reproductive rights Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the U.S. role in advancing women’s reproductive rights, including the Helms Amendment and the push by some members of Congress for the Obama Administration to clarify its interpretation (3/11).

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