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U.S. State Department Official Discusses 4 Multilateral Investments To Continue Into 2017, Beyond

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Four Worthy Multilateral Investments for 2017 and Beyond Tracey A. Jacobson, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the U.S. State Department, discusses the U.S. role at the U.N. and highlights four multilateral investments made by the Obama administration…

Tanzanian Government Shuts Down NGO Reproductive Rights Meeting, Raising Concerns Among Health Advocates, Donor Officials

Devex: In an apparent crackdown, Tanzania government raids NGO meeting on reproductive rights “…As the participants [of a mid-December training for Tanzanian reproductive health providers organized by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa] broke up for lunch, non-uniformed security officials swarmed the hotel, according to organizers and witnesses. Together…

Under New USAID Policy, Contractors Cannot Discriminate Against LGBTI People When Providing Services

Devex: What USAID’s new LGBTI anti-discrimination policy means for implementers “Contractors and implementers receiving funding from the U.S. aid agency cannot discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people when providing services, according to a new U.S. Agency for International Development policy. … The U.S. aid agency says the…

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…

News Outlets Examine Possible Impacts Of Trump Presidency On USAID, CDC Operations

Devex: Trump could roll back LBGT and family planning policies, warns former USAID general counsel “A former general counsel at USAID has warned the aid agency could face serious challenges under President-elect Donald Trump, including how it operates in conflict countries, the future of U.S. democratizing work, potentially scaling back…

Stigma Hinders Rollout Of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis In Kenya

Devex: Aid groups grapple with stigmatization in HIV prophylaxis rollout “…[Pre-exposure prophylaxis’ (PrEP)] success in sub-Saharan Africa — the region with the highest burden of HIV — will hinge more on the social than the scientific, though. Researchers and advocates will have to strike a balance in how they market…

Some Civil Society Groups, Experts Push For China To Allow Single Women To Give Birth

New York Times: With Fertility Rate in China Low, Some Press to Legalize Births Outside Marriage “…Last week, three civil society groups in the southern city of Guangzhou issued a report calling for greater reproductive freedom for single women to counter the country’s low fertility rate. The issue also affects…

November 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics including the growing recognition of transgender health, the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and HIV in Cuba and Thailand, and microcephaly rates in northeastern Brazil (November…

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