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China Should Help Fill Gap In Global Family Planning Funding Left By U.S.

The Conversation: As the U.S. stops funding reproductive health services, China should step in Tamara Nair, research fellow in non-traditional security studies at the Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) “On April 4, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to not fund the United Nations Population…

Participatory Approaches, Women’s Involvement Critical To Eradicating NTDs In Africa

Project Syndicate: Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the WHO “…Because women and girls in their childbearing years suffer disproportionately from the health and social effects of [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), it is critically important that they be included in any large-scale health…

U.N. Must Provide Proper Resolution Package To Haiti Cholera Victims

The Conversation: Haiti’s cholera victims still can’t get what they need from the U.N. Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, senior lecturer in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham, and Rosa Freedman, professor of law, conflict, and global development at the University of Reading “…The U.N.’s plan for Haiti includes both…

Proposed Cuts To NIH Budget Threaten Scientific Research

Washington Post: Why slashing the NIH budget is indefensible Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine “…When news of the proposed NIH cuts broke, scientists expressed fear about the far-reaching implications. In addition to biomedical research conducted at NIH headquarters in Maryland, more than 80 percent of…

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,…

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