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CSIS Events Examine Role Of Faith-Based Organizations In Global Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Nexus of Faith and Health Janet Fleischman, a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), writes, “…To explore the nexus between faith and health, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center…

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Global Health Researchers Lack Data On Faith-Based Organizations’ Health Care Services, Lancet Series Says

SciDev.Net: Faith-based care invisible to health researchers “Christian, Islamic, and other faith-based organizations provide extensive health care in the world’s poorest places, but are invisible to global health researchers, according to a series of papers published this month in medical journal The Lancet. The result is a dearth of data…

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Chilean President Bachelet’s Efforts To Relax Nation’s Abortion Laws In Jeopardy, Create Split Within Ruling Coalition

Reuters: Chile’s abortion reform in trouble with ruling coalition split “President Michelle Bachelet’s push to relax strict abortion laws in socially conservative Chile has created a rift inside her ruling coalition and key elements of the reform are likely to be scratched. … Bachelet’s proposals would allow an abortion if…

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U.S. Must Support Local Capacity Building In Development Agenda To Reduce Climate Change Impacts, End Global Hunger

The Hill: A moral commitment to end hunger Faustine Wabwire, senior foreign assistance policy analyst at the Bread for the World Institute “…[I]t will be impossible to end hunger and extreme poverty without addressing climate change. One step the United States and its partners can take [at the Third International…

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Development Agencies Must Work To Find Common Language When Engaging Faith-Based Groups

Devex: Beyond ‘human rights': Finding the right language to engage communities of faith “Global development professionals may have to think harder about the language they use when engaging with faith-based groups and faith communities around the world. … There is growing consensus among development institutions that boosting economic growth and…

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In South America, Pope Calls On Leaders To Help Poor Populations Through New Economic Models

Reuters: Pope rails against unbridled capitalism, ‘idolatry of money’ “Pope Francis appealed to world leaders on Saturday to seek a new economic model to help the poor, and to shun policies that ‘sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit’…” (Pullella et al., 7/11).

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Faith-Based Groups Can Help Nations Achieve Universal Health Care, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Faith groups can help boost health care in developing nations: experts “Religious groups are an under-used health resource that could help achieve universal health care and accelerate the medical response to disease outbreaks, health experts said on Tuesday [in a study published in The Lancet]…” (Mis, 7/6).

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Traditional Healers Should Play Important Role In Sierra Leone’s Health System, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Scapegoated faith healers needed in Sierra Leone health system: report “Traditional healers were blamed for worsening the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, but they need to be included in any plan to improve the country’s health care and prevent such crises in future, researchers [from the…

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Unsafe Abortion Persists In Indonesia, GlobalPost Reports

GlobalPost: Indonesia’s secret abortion problem “In a country where abortion is illegal and talking about reproductive health is taboo, women are terminating their pregnancies in unsafe ways, often getting hurt and sometimes dying as a result. The Guttmacher Institute estimates that abortion is about 20 percent more prevalent in Indonesia…

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Pope Francis Addresses FAO On Food Security

U.N. News Centre: Pope Francis and U.N. agency discuss sustainable future of agriculture “Addressing over a hundred delegates attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference in Rome, Pope Francis [Thursday] urged Member States to work toward combating food waste, reducing the volatility of food prices, and creating…

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