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Family Planning Plays Important Role In Saving Women’s Lives, Reducing Poverty, Lowering Carbon Footprint, Blog Post Says

The Life You Can Save: Trump’s Policy Threatens Reproductive Rights of Global Poor Frances Kissling, co-founder of the Global Fund for Women and the Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, discusses the potential implications…

The Guardian Speaks With International NGO Officials About Mexico City Policy’s Impacts

The Guardian: ‘There will be more deaths’: NGOs on Trump’s anti-abortion rule “Three days after his inauguration, Donald Trump reinstated the ‘global gag’ rule, which … prevents [foreign] NGOs from using private funds for abortion services, from referring women to groups that provide abortions, and even from offering information on…

Multiple U.S. Billionaires Funding Global Health Initiatives

International Business Times: A Cure For All Disease? Mark Zuckerberg Isn’t Only Billionaire Trying To Save Lives, So Are Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, And Ray Dalio “Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only billionaire trying to eradicate diseases. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, former New York City…

Continuing PEPFAR In Africa Important Humanitarian Effort, Critical To U.S. Interests

New York Times: America First, in Africa David Leonhardt, columnist at the New York Times “…The Chinese government is financing and subsidizing $1 trillion in spending, mostly in low-income countries around the world. … It’s a wonderful development in many ways. It’s also a reminder of China’s rising strategic challenge…

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces First Grants To Fund 47 Researchers

The Guardian: Ambitious Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to combat disease is about to be tested “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious $3bn aim to ‘cure, prevent, and manage’ all disease in one generation is about to take shape in a $600m ‘Biohub’ in Silicon Valley. The project’s conceit, that encouraging audacious science…

U.K. Foreign Aid Fraud Investigations Rise As More Funding Goes To ‘Fragile’ Countries, More Rigorous Approach Taken

The Guardian: U.K. foreign aid fraud investigations ‘quadruple in last five years’ “Fraud investigations involving foreign aid have quadrupled over five years as more public money is given to ‘fragile’ countries, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has found. … In a report released on Thursday, the [National Audit Office (NAO)] said it…

Investments In Efforts To Address NTDs ‘Well Worth Making’

STAT: Neglected tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Although we are closer than ever to a world without [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)], our work is not yet done. … [S]ignificant gaps remain in funding for both the…

Trump Administration Seems Set To Continue PEPFAR Support But Unclear How Mexico City Policy Expansion Affects Programs, The Atlantic Reports

The Atlantic: Trump Seems to Support Bush’s AIDS Program for Now “Despite concerns raised during the presidential transition, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) seems poised to continue its work. … Though keeping [Obama-appointee Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health…

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