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U.S. Funding For Basic Scientific Research ‘Will Save Lives’

Washington Post: The March for Science could save lives Editorial Board “…Many of those organizing and participating in the March for Science [on April 22] say it is a statement of belief in the power of empirical discovery, and not an anti-Trump protest. It is fine to remain nonpartisan, but…

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…

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…

2 Studies Published In The Lancet Examine History, Future Of Global Health Financing

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: Widely disparate spending on health forecast through 2040 “Spending on health care by nations is expected to increase significantly over the next two decades, but the rates of increase and sources of spending will differ widely, according to a new analysis. If current trends…

Financial Times Special Report Focuses On Vaccines

Financial Times: FT Health: Vaccines “Vaccine research grows vigorously, propelled by rising world demand to fight existing diseases and to guard against new threats. Ebola and Zika have recently caused huge international alarm. Yet the Trump era may give voice to increased vaccine skepticism…” This special report includes eight articles on…

Two-Thirds Of Australians Say Nation’s Foreign Aid Budget Should Support Sexual, Reproductive Health Programming In Pacific Island Countries, Poll Shows

BuzzFeed News: Aussies Don’t Want To Follow Trump By Banning Charities That Offer Abortion Services “…The Australian Christian Lobby urged [Australian] Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to … reinstate a ban on the use of foreign aid to terminate pregnancies in other countries. The ban, introduced by former prime minister John…

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…

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