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U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Preventing Female Genital Mutilation At Home, Abroad

The Hill: Michigan case shows more needs to be done to confront female genital mutilation Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Democratic Caucus “…[D]espite politics, the U.S. should not weaken its investments in critical funding sources like USAID and the U.N. Population Fund that support the culturally appropriate…

Ending Malaria Possible With Intensified Efforts From Global Community

Huffington Post: Ending Malaria Is Possible Melvin Sanicas, regional medical expert at Sanofi Pasteur, consultant for the WHO, and agenda contributor for the World Economic Forum “…[I]f we are to realize our goal of eliminating malaria, the world must commit to finishing what has been started. Now, more than ever,…

Global Community Should Formally Integrate Community Health Workers Into Health Systems

The Lancet Global Health: Community health workers: emerging from the shadows? Editorial Board “…[Community health workers (CHWs)] are desperately needed globally because existing health services do not meet health needs, yet despite decades of being used at the front-lines, they often still stand in a grey area at the fringes…

Cuts To U.S. Funding For Global Health, Including Family Planning, Could Be ‘Dangerous’

The Conversation: Will Trump’s global family planning cuts cause side effects? Rachel Sullivan Robinson, associate professor at American University School of International Service “…Rolling back U.S. support for family planning in developing countries is dangerous for two main reasons. First, contraception saves lives by limiting the total number of pregnancies,…

U.S. Congress Should Fully Fund PEPFAR, Build On Progress Made On Global HIV

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Trump and AIDS Relief Asia Russell, executive director of the Health Global Access Project “President George W. Bush was right to challenge President Trump’s proposed budget, given the life-or-death consequences of the foreign aid cuts he seeks. … Maintaining funding should be the…

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