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U.S., E.U., Canada Protest Islamic Countries’ Move To Block Some Groups From Attending U.N. AIDS Meeting

New York Times: U.N. AIDS Meeting Faces Dispute Over 22 Barred Groups “The United Nations is scheduled to host a global meeting to stop the AIDS epidemic. Should groups that represent transgender people or drug users be allowed to participate? No, according to a number of countries that belong to…

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Faith Leaders Have Opportunity To Advance Women’s Health, Rights

Inter Press Service: Religious Leaders Can End Harmful Cultural Practices & Advance Women’s Empowerment Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya “…Passion and compassion for those who suffer are key pillars of most faiths, and this is why leaders of religion are…

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U.S. Vice President Biden, Pope Francis Urge More Investment In Cancer Research, Care During Vatican Conference

Bloomberg: Joe Biden Looks for Pope’s Help on Cancer After Son’s Death “…On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden sought a lift from Pope Francis for the White House’s ‘moonshot’ effort to cure cancer. Speaking at a Vatican conference on regenerative medicine, Biden asked foreign governments and pharmaceutical companies to join…

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Abortion Legal In Colombia, But Women Face Barriers To Accessing Procedure

Foreign Policy: Colombia’s Pro-Lifers Are Objectively Pro-Zika “…Before 2006, Colombia was one of three countries in the region that completely banned abortion. But that year, a group of human rights lawyers won a hard-fought constitutional battle, and the country’s Constitutional Court overturned the ban. … [T]hanks to a byzantine bureaucracy,…

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Pakistan, Afghanistan Begin Synchronized Polio Immunization Campaigns In Border Areas

Inter Press Service: Challenges of Polio Vaccination “Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two remaining polio-endemic countries, have joined forces to eradicate poliomyelitis by vaccinating their children in synchronized campaigns. The two neighboring countries — sharing a 2,400 km long and porous border — have been bracketed as the stumbling block in…

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International NGO CMMB Pledges $500M To Achieving Maternal, Child Health SDGs

Inter Press Service: NGO Pledges $500 Million Towards Sustainable Development Goals “CMMB — Healthier Lives Worldwide — a leading international nonprofit health non-governmental organization (NGO) — has pledged 500 million dollars to help implement the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — with a specific focus on maternal, newborn, child, and…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding World Water Day

The Hill: We can do better on water Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) “…The national and global need for increased investment in water infrastructure is desperate and urgent. We have the resources to take action — what’s been lacking is the urgency to pull the pieces together. This World Water Day,…

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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Outbreak Response

Washington Post: Swatting the Zika carriers Editorial Board “…[T]he age of genetic engineering has brought new possibilities: The tiny building blocks of life can be manipulated to impede the disease. So far, laboratory trials have shown that genetic material can be altered to suppress mosquito populations or make them less…

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New York Times Examines Islamic State’s Use Of Birth Control For ‘Sex Slaves’

New York Times: To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control “…It is a particularly modern solution to a medieval injunction: According to an obscure ruling in Islamic law cited by the Islamic State, a man must ensure that the woman he enslaves is free of child before…

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Sierra Leone Bill To Expand Abortion Access Expected To Be Approved, Despite Religious Groups’ Opposition

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone religious groups believe abortion law a lost battle “As the president of Sierra Leone equivocates over signing a bill to extend abortion provision in a country with sky-high maternal mortality rates, its powerful religious authorities believe the battle against it is already lost. … For reasons…

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