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Pope Francis, International Aid Groups Call For Increased Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on calls for greater assistance in West African nations hit by Ebola. Associated Press: Pope urges international aid to fight Ebola “Pope Francis is urging international assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Francis also urged the 30,000 people who attended his weekly general audience on…

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U.N. General Assembly Reaffirms Population, Development Goals

News outlets examine leaders’ efforts to reaffirm the tenets of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Inter Press Service: Religious Leaders Call for U.N. Action on Sexual & Reproductive Health “On the eve of a major U.N. special session on population and development, a delegation of religious leaders…

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Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

The following blog posts address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Center for Global Development “Global Health Policy Blog”: “We Are Running Out of Time” — A Letter from the Front Lines of Ebola Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, presents a letter written by…

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Liberia’s President Appeals To U.S. For Help In Ebola Outbreak As Liberians Turned Away At Clinics

News outlets report on the Liberian president’s pleas for the U.S. to assist the nation in containing the Ebola outbreak, as patients are turned away at health care facilities. The Hill: Liberian president appeals directly to Obama for Ebola help “Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed directly to President…

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Blog Post Examines Role Of FBOs In Global Health, Development

Global Health TV: Are donors adequately funding faith groups for maximum impact in global health? David Olson, a global development communications consultant, discusses the role of faith-based organizations in global public health and development (8/26).

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Pope Francis Must Address Women’s Reproductive Well-Being

The Guardian: Pope Francis has done little to improve women’s lives Tina Beattie, professor of Catholic studies at the University of Roehampton in London “Pope Francis has repeatedly said he wants a poor church of the poor. … He has also acknowledged the need to give women a greater say…

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Access To Contraception Controversial In Philippines Amid Growing Population

PBS NewsHour: Amid population explosion, birth control access roils the Philippines “In the Philippines, amid a population explosion and staggering birth rate, caused partly by limited access to contraception or family planning advice, NewsHour Special Correspondent Mark Litke follows mothers and newborns from one of the busiest maternity wards in…

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U.N. Officials Condemn Sexual Violence In Iraq

U.N. News Centre: ‘Barbaric’ sexual violence perpetrated by Islamic State militants in Iraq — U.N. “Two senior United Nations officials today condemned in the strongest terms the ‘barbaric acts’ of sexual violence and ‘savage rapes’ the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control…”…

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Muslim Clerics In Nigeria Mobilize Communities In Polio Vaccination Initiative

Washington Post: Muslim clerics in Nigeria advocate for polio vaccination and mobilize community “A few years ago, northern Nigeria was a global epicenter of polio transmission, but a program that mobilized local Muslim clerics, who were once opposed to immunization and are now advocates for vaccination, has helped radically reduce…

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Ugandan Lawmakers, Religious Leaders Push To Revive Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on the push from Ugandan lawmakers and religious leaders to re-introduce the anti-gay law that the Ugandan Constitutional court struck down last week. Associated Press/New York Times: Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Gay Law “Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay…

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