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Family Planning Should Remain Priority In West Africa To Avoid Future Security Issues, UNFPA Official Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: UNFPA West Africa director on the security benefits of family planning “…Places such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal have seen an average two percent growth in contraceptive prevalence each year, [United Nations Population Fund West Africa Regional Director Mabingue Ngom] said. … However, 2015 United Nations research…

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NPR Examines Fear, Stigma Surrounding Zika In Puerto Rico

NPR: Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting, And Fearing Judgment “…Since Zika appeared in Puerto Rico more than a year ago, doctors believe as many as a million people on the island have been infected. Some 40,000 cases of those cases have been confirmed, a number that…

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In Coordinated Effort, 13 African Nations Aim To Vaccinate More Than 115M Children Against Polio Next Week

Associated Press: U.N. aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio “The World Health Organization says it’s aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease. In a statement Thursday, the U.N. health…

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Once Approved By WHO, New Rotavirus Vaccine Could Protect Millions Of Children From Diarrheal Disease

New York Times: New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day “A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said…

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Governments Must Invest More In Clean Water, Sanitation, World Water Council Says; 1 In 4 Children To Face Water Shortages By 2040, UNICEF Report Shows

Associated Press: African governments urged to spend more on clean water “Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their budgets toward projects aimed at making safe water widely…

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Wilson Center Workshop Examines Ways To Close Maternal Health Gaps In India

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: For India, Achieving the Next Generation of Maternal Health Goals Requires New Approaches Francesca Cameron, program assistant with the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a two-day workshop organized by the Wilson Center and the Maternal Health Task Force…

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Trump’s Budget Blueprint Recommends Cutting McGovern-Dole Food For Education Program Providing School Meals To Children In World’s Poorest Nations

Washington Post: This program has fed 40 million kids in the world’s poorest places. Trump wants to get rid of it “Former senator Bob Dole, a pillar of the Republican Party and a staunch supporter of President Trump during his campaign, has accused the president of threatening ‘one of the…

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Birth Spacing, Family Planning Counseling Integral To Achieving FP2020’s Goals

STAT: Birth spacing, and the information and tools to do it, can save women’s and children’s lives Monica Kerrigan, vice president of innovations at Jhpiego “…Access to family planning is one of the most cost-effective investments a country can make in its future. … In most countries, counseling about birth…

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CSIS Report Offers Vision For U.S. Approach To Supporting Health Of Adolescent Girls, Young Women Globally

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Her Health, Her Lifetime, Our World: Unlocking the Potential of Adolescent Girls and Young Women The CSIS Task Force on Women’s & Family Health on Monday released a report outlining recommendations for the Trump administration and Congress related to supporting the health and development of…

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Wilson Center Event Highlights Results From Global Midwifery Survey

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities: Results From the First Global Midwifery Survey Nancy Chong, intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a Wilson Center event reporting results from a survey of midwives. Speakers at the event included Samara Ferrara,…

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