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Christian Principles Support Case For Foreign Aid

Washington Post: The Christian, conservative case for foreign aid Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., and Sean Callahan, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services “…[The U.S. government] plays a critical role in fulfilling the moral responsibility of all Americans to help those less fortunate. … Yet now, President…

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Polio Eradication Efforts Hampered By Conspiracy Theories, Terrorism

Motherboard: Conspiracy Theories Are the Reason We Still Have Polio “…The last countries with polio have some important commonalities: They are rankled by terrorism that threatens health workers and makes it difficult to disseminate vaccines. But the root of this is often based in something else entirely: conspiracy theories that…

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Organizations Release Statements In Response To U.S. President’s FY18 Budget Blueprint

The following are excerpts of statements from several organizations regarding the president’s FY 2018 budget blueprint, which was released Thursday. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: Statement from Chip Lyons on the President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint “The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses great concern with the…

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Philippines President At Odds With Catholic Church Over Executive Order Calling For Immediate Implementation Of 2012 Reproductive Health Law

New York Times: Duterte’s Free Birth Control Order Is Latest Skirmish With Catholic Church “…The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, signed an executive order this month calling for the full and immediate enforcement of a 2012 law that would give six million women … free government-distributed contraception and reproductive health services.…

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Pope Francis Announces All Roman Catholic Priests Have Power To Forgive Abortion

Reuters: Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all Roman Catholic priests “Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a…

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International Conference On NTDs Presents Collaborative Opportunities For Church Leaders, Researchers, Policymakers

Global Network of Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: All Roads Lead to Rome: the Path to the Vatican Conference on NTDs “The Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers is hosting an international conference on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and rare diseases November 10-12, 2016 at the Vatican, ‘Towards a…

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Severe Malnutrition Plagues Northeastern Nigeria Due To Boko Haram; Some Aid Workers Say Situation Qualifies As Famine

Los Angeles Times: How a terrorist group set off a famine, affecting thousands of families “…The famine killing thousands of children in northeastern Nigeria is forcing parents to take drastic measures, and aid workers fear the death toll will continue to spiral upward. The famine is the product of Boko…

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Addressing Threats To Contraceptive Security Critical To Achieving SDGs, Universal Access To Family Planning Methods By 2030

Devex: Big questions remain about global contraceptive access Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, and John Skibiak, director of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition “…[I]t will take much more than funding alone to meet the growing global need for contraceptives. The supply chain that moves family planning products into the…

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Thailand Makes Abortion Legal For Women Carrying Fetuses With Serious Zika-Linked Defects

International Business Times: Thailand makes Zika-linked abortions legal as fears over microcephaly rise “Thai authorities have decided that pregnant women infected with Zika virus can undergo abortion without legal consequences. After much deliberation doctors decided to ease the stringent laws, Thailand’s child health unit said on 5 October…” (Ray, 10/6).…

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Nigerian Lawyer Working To Train Community, Religious Leaders To Advocate For Maternal, Child Health Care

NPR: Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions “[Harvard-trained lawyer] Aminu Gamawa wants to change the way Islamic scholars think about health care. … Gamawa thinks [Islamic leaders’] influence can actually be used to improve maternal and infant health. In association with the Development Research and Projects Centre…

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