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Zika Spending Package Fails To Garner Votes In U.S. Senate Needed To Break Filibuster; White House Calls On Congress To Fully Fund Emergency Request

The Atlantic: Why the U.S. Senate Blocked Funding to Combat Zika “…The bill, which had already passed the House, failed to win the 60 votes it needed to break a filibuster as senators fell almost entirely along party lines in a 52 to 48 tally. Democrats opposed provisions restricting funding…

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Devex Examines Terminology Surrounding Family Planning, Contraception

Devex: Out with ‘family’ planning, in with ‘future’ planning “…Today, the two words that have so long acted as the umbrella term for women’s ability to choose the spacing and timing of their births are no longer serving young people who aren’t managing their reproductive health in the context of…

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Blog Post Outlines 3 Ways Global Health Community Can Address Adolescent Health Needs

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: History’s Largest Generation Isn’t Getting the Health Care It Needs to Thrive Aimee Jakeman, intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a new Lancet commission on the health needs of adolescents, and highlights three considerations: taking contextual…

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More Than 26M Children At Risk In Eastern, Southern Africa Due To El Niño Weather Pattern, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa — UNICEF “One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease in 10 countries in Eastern…

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International Community Must Tackle Inequality To Prevent 69M Child Deaths Through 2030, UNICEF Report Says

Associated Press: U.N. report: Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying “The U.N. children’s agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don’t accelerate action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged…”…

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama On 3-Nation Tour To Promote Let Girls Learn Initiative

Deutsche Welle: Michelle Obama on international tour to promote girls’ education “U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters are heading to Liberia, Morocco, and Spain as part of the White House’s Let Girls Learn Initiative. They will address the obstacles girls face in obtaining an education…” (6/26). NPR: Girl…

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Women’s Rights, Aid Groups Implore Economist Magazine To Recall Article Advocating Some Forms Of FGM Permissible

The Guardian: The Economist prompts outrage as it backs ‘minor FGM’ “An article in the Economist magazine has angered anti-FGM campaigners by suggesting that some forms of female genital mutilation (FGM) should be permissible. Campaign groups have condemned the leading article, which argues that allowing ‘minor’ forms of the practice…

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New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: June 2016 The new issue of “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including an editorial on expanding family planning services, particularly long-acting reversible contraceptives, in Nigeria; a commentary on how investing in family planning can accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development…

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‘Uruguay Model’ Offers Opportunity For Women To Undergo Safer Abortions Despite Legal Conditions

New York Times: From Uruguay, a Model for Making Abortion Safer Patrick Adams, freelance journalist “…It started 10 years before [Uruguay legalized abortion in 2012], with a medical protocol called the ‘Uruguay Model.’ Described by its architects as an ‘intermediate step’ toward allowing abortion, the protocol was designed to make…

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Vox Examines Zika’s Implications For Women’s Health, Access To Reproductive Services In Latin America, Potential U.S. Role

Vox: The Zika virus is fueling demand for self-induced abortions in Latin America “…Reproductive rights advocates are putting pressure on Latin American countries to liberalize their abortion laws in light of the huge public health threat Zika poses. They warn that deaths and injuries from unsafe abortions are likely to…

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