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Global Community Must Address Child Marriage, FGM, Early Pregnancy To Prevent Obstetric Fistula

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Obstetric fistula; a silent death for millions of women and girls Jenny Vaughan, senior campaigns and advocacy officer at FORWARD “…Fistula affects mostly those left behind, often those whose lives are affected by multiple factors; social norms that promote child marriage, FGM, and the condoning of domestic…

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Trump Administration’s Expansion Of Mexico City Policy ‘Will Hamper’ Health Care Delivery In Developing World

Los Angeles Times: Trump’s new global gag rule will devastate health care in poor countries Editorial Board “…[T]he new Trump administration incarnation of the [Mexico City policy] is far more expansive [than previous iterations]. Instead of applying specifically to [foreign NGOs’] family planning programs, … [h]ealth care providers overseas working…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Election Of, Highlight Issues To Be Addressed By Next WHO Director General

Foreign Policy: Who’s Going to Be the Next Leader of WHO? Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…This week, the Donald Trump administration will send a delegation to Geneva, casting its first U.N. leadership votes and weighing in on a long roster of…

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Science-Based Approach Can Improve Efficiency, Effectiveness Of Public, Private Development Financing

Project Syndicate: Science and International Development Policy Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America and professor emerita of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, and Kate Himes, foreign policy interrupted fellow and adjunct faculty at the Evergreen State College “…A team of scientists and engineers, rather than diplomats…

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New Research Project Provides Donors, Haiti’s Government With List Of Development Priorities

Project Syndicate: Changing the Narrative About Haiti Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…Focusing on the problems … tells us little about where donors or Haiti’s government could make the biggest difference. A new research project, Haïti Priorise, funded by…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Election For Next WHO Director General

Financial Times: The challenge that awaits a new leader of the WHO Editorial Board “…[W]hen officials gather in Geneva this week to select a new leader for the U.N. agency, they should take their vote seriously: the outcome matters deeply. … [U]nless the new director general is able to overhaul…

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Prevention Should Be Key Objective Of U.S. Foreign Assistance, National Security Strategy

CNN: What’s the real value of U.S. foreign aid? Mina Chang, chief executive officer of Linking the World and international security fellow with New America “…There are a lot of misconceptions about the value of foreign aid, at times seen as some form of naïve humanitarianism. But modern foreign aid…

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Editorial Discusses Campaign For Next WHO Director General; DG Candidates Discuss Their Visions For WHO

The Lancet: WHO: Director General campaign closes amid anxiety and hope Editorial Board “…The election [for next WHO director general] comes at a time of unparalleled uncertainty for WHO. … At this juncture in the history of WHO it feels right that there are two candidates from low- and middle-income…

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WHO Should Not Allow Politics Between Taiwan, China To Hamper Public Health

Nature: Clock is ticking for WHO decision over Taiwan Editorial Board “…For almost a decade, Taiwan — despite not being a member of the United Nations — has been permitted to attend WHO events as an observer. But, so far, its invitation for this year’s event in Geneva has not…

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New Guide Provides Information For Countries Negotiating Transition From Donor Support To Sustainable Financing

Project Syndicate: Immunization Independence Helen Saxenian, senior fellow at Results for Development, and Paul Wilson, senior fellow at Results for Development and assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health “…[N]ew international funding initiatives — such … Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — have invested billions of dollars in national…

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