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Mexico City Policy Could Stunt Progress Made In Women’s Health, Violates Women’s Rights

Project Syndicate: Donald Trump’s Little Women Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…[The] latest manifestation of the [Mexico City policy] goes further than its predecessors. Whereas previous versions affected U.S. family planning funding, [President] Trump’s rule affects all U.S. health aid, including for HIV, malaria, maternal and…

Women Play Leading Role In Advancing HIV Research

STAT: Women are leading the way in HIV research Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society and co-director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Center at the University of Cape Town, and Anthony S. Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases “…Women now represent half…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Challenges Of Ending Child Marriage In Bangladesh

Project Syndicate: A Blueprint for Ending Child Marriage Sajeda Amin, senior associate at the Population Council; M. Niaz Asadullah, professor at the University of Malaya; Sara Hossain, lawyer at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and honorary executive director of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust; and Zaki Wahhaj, senior…

Vaccine Manufacturers Group Improving Immunization Access In Islamic Nations, Could Serve As Model For Collaborative Development Approaches

Los Angeles Times: One way the Islamic world is tackling its problem with childhood vaccines Muhammad Naeem Khan, assistant secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation “…Most vaccines are imported from developed nations, making them unaffordable for those who need them most in developing nations. And vaccine shortages ……

Clean Air Regulations Critical To Responding To Global Air Pollution

Washington Post: Air pollution around the world takes a staggering toll Editorial Board “…[F]ocusing only on the pollution challenges of the past, not those of the present or the future, ignores vast volumes of evidence on the ecological and human damage various types of pollution still cause. … Fine particulates…

Female Community Health Volunteers Critical To Nepal’s, USAID’s Response To NTDs

Huffington Post: What My Aunt, A Health Volunteer In Nepal, Taught Me About Women And Neglected Diseases Kalpana Bhandari, monitoring and evaluation adviser at ENVISION “…[Female community health volunteers (FCHVs) form Nepal’s] health system’s backbone, providing basic maternal and child health, family planning, and community-based health services. … Although many…

U.S. Congress, Trump Administration Should Commit To Investing In Global Health

The Hill: Leading with our hearts and minds Eric P. Goosby, professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…It is imperative that those who run and advocate for global health programs prove that money invested in providing assistance to those…

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