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Obama Administration Will Veto Zika Spending Package If Senate Approves Bill

CQ HealthBeat: Friday: Senate Trouble for Zika Response Funding Package “…Senators face a decision next week on the fate of a supplemental spending package to fund efforts to battle the Zika virus. Senate rules allow the conference report to jump onto the Senate agenda and avoid amendment haggling. However, the…

Proper Handwashing Essential To Maternal, Child Health, Infection Prevention

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Let 5-year-old Sherry tell you how handwashing with soap saves lives Myriam Sidibe, social mission director for Africa at Unilever, and Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya “…Access to good hygiene, including handwashing with soap, is an important indicator in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).…

NIH Announces Large Study To Follow Pregnant Women In Zika-Affected Countries

Associated Press/PBS NewsHour: NIH launches massive study of pregnant women in Zika-hit regions “Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil, and other Zika-hit parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, to better understand the virus’ threat. The U.S. National Institutes of Health…

Many Widows In Sub-Saharan Africa Stripped Of Rights, Advocates Say Ahead Of International Day

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From cleaning corpses to sex with strangers, widow rituals fuel disease in Africa “…Millions of widows in sub-Saharan Africa are left destitute after being disinherited and robbed of their property, women’s rights campaigners said ahead of International Widows’ Day on Thursday. Many … are abused and exploited…

Emphasis On Equity, Health Care Access Critical To Ending Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

Huffington Post: Reaching the Unreached: How an Emphasis on Equity Can Help End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…Equity is at the heart of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s 2016 Acting on the…

Preventing, Managing Zika Requires Rights-Centered Approach For Women

The Lancet Global Health: The right(s) approach to Zika Editorial Board “…[P]oor women in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and elsewhere have been let down by their governments. They are at the center of the [Zika] epidemics; they are scrutinized and lectured, but lack of access to basic reproductive services and…

Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheets Examine U.S. Role In Global Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health Efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health Efforts This updated fact sheet examines international family planning and reproductive health efforts and the U.S. government’s role in FP/RH efforts, including funding and challenges (6/20). Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child…

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