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Access To Safe Abortion Critical To Lowering Global Maternal Mortality Rate

The Guardian: Illegal abortions are killing women and aid restrictions are just making it worse Hannah Mitchell, physician based in Botswana “…What is stopping women from accessing safe abortions? The first is restrictive laws in their own countries, which can extend to a ban. … The second barrier is the…

Ending Preventable Child Deaths Possible With Financial, Political Commitments

Quartz: India is proof that health care miracles can save millions of children from death and disease Mathuram Santosham, professor of international health and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and co-chair of the ROTA Council “…Four decades on, child mortality…

Obama Administration Should Raise Travel Alert To Prevent Spread Of Zika Virus To U.S.

Washington Times: Stopping the spread of Zika Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology “…[N]either the CDC nor the WHO go far enough to protect the health of travelers throughout the world. While CDC alerts include special precautions for pregnant women, the warnings…

Improving Access To Maternal Care Critical For Health Of Women, Families

Medium: Improving Access to Maternal Health Care for Tomorrow Christy Turlington, founder of Every Mother Counts “…[G]irls and women all over the world die from preventable and treatable pregnancy-related complications like hemorrhage, infection, hypertension, cardiac disorders, malaria, and malnutrition. Many [people] wanted to know why this still happens in the…

Fisheries Management, Marine Conservation Policies Should Focus More On Human Health Outcomes

Nature: Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health Christopher D. Golden, research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and associate director of the Planetary Health Alliance at the Harvard University Center for the Environment; and colleagues “…Combining data on…

Prioritizing Women, Girls Critical To Ending Poverty

Medium: 5 Ways to End Poverty by Focusing on Women and Girls Susan Markham, senior coordinator for gender equality and women’s empowerment at USAID “…[A]ll too often gender inequality gets pushed aside because of competing priorities or a lack of resources. … The truth is … [w]e cannot end extreme…

International Stakeholders Must Act On Commitments Made At World Humanitarian Summit

The Guardian: Ban Ki-moon: ‘We must work in new ways to help people in crisis’ Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the U.N. “…Despite their precarious conditions, there is a severe lack of funding to assist [people who need humanitarian aid] — raising basic questions about global solidarity in a world…

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