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Global Health, Development Experts Discusses Implications Of Mexico City Policy Reinstatement

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/U.S. Development Policy”: Zombie Policy on International Family Planning Rises Again Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer and senior fellow at CGD, discusses President Trump’s executive order reinstating the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, writing, “[I]f you want to…

U.S. President Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy, Broadens Executive Order To Apply To All Global Health Aid

BuzzFeed News: Here’s How Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rule Will Affect Women Worldwide “President Donald Trump has reinstated the controversial ‘global gag rule’ — a policy reversal that women’s rights and health advocates fear will bring a rise in unsafe abortions around the world. The Reagan-era rule essentially prevents foreign organizations that…

IntraHealth International Outlines 7 Global Health Issues To Track In 2017

Humanosphere: 7 global health issues to watch in 2017 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer for IntraHealth International, discusses seven global health issues the organization is tracking in 2017 including drug-resistant bacteria, potential complacency around HIV, reproductive health, Zika, vaccine development, shortages in the global health care workforce, and uncertainty…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Mexico City Policy Explainer

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer A new explainer from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the history of the Mexico City policy and its impact. “The policy requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not ‘perform or actively promote abortion as a method…

Group Of U.S. Republican Senators Introduce Resolution Asking President Trump To Reinstate Mexico City Policy, Expressing Desire For Permanent Statute

St. George News: Senators ask Trump to restrict family planning aid to foreign countries “A group of Republican U.S. senators, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, introduced a resolution Friday to permanently establish a statute that would prevent foreign aid [for family planning purposes from] going to any organization that provides…

NPR Examines Use Of Impact Evaluations Among Health, Development Aid Programs

NPR: How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out … We Often Don’t “…[F]or decades, questions [of aid effectiveness] have been left unanswered. Instead health and development aid for the world’s poorest has largely been designed based on what seems reasonable, rather than what can be proved with…

Reinstating Mexico City Policy Could Undo Reproductive Health Progress For Women Worldwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Trust a grandmother: Trump’s chance to learn from gag rule’s past mistakes Judy Kahrl, member of the Board of Directors of Pathfinder International and founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR) “…With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump may undo vital reproductive health progress by…

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