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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…

U.S. Should ‘Supply Normal Share Of U.N. Funding For Food,’ Urge Other Nations To Contribute To Address Famine In South Sudan, Starvation In Other Nations

Washington Post: Millions may starve in Africa. The U.S. should do something about it. Editorial Board “…[The famines in South Sudan, and soon northern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen are] attracting remarkably little attention, and alarmingly paltry funding. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says $4.4 billion…

Cutting U.S. Foreign Aid ‘Counterproductive’ To U.S. Interests Overseas

Washington Post: The amorality and stupidity of eviscerating foreign-aid spending Jennifer Rubin, columnist for the Washington Post “…If [President Trump] is willing to use military power to achieve ends that enhance U.S. standing in the world, why not expend many fewer dollars to stem or prevent humanitarian disasters and political and…

Editorials Denounce U.S. Decision To Withhold UNFPA Funding

The Lancet: Defunding the UNFPA: sign of the times Editorial Board “…The removal of support [for UNFPA] is a blow to an agency that ensures access to contraception and maternal and child health services, and fights against gender violence, child marriage, and female genital mutilation in more than 150 countries…

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