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Saudi Arabia Working To Stem Surge Of New MERS Cases Ahead Of Hajj Pilgrimage

New York Times: New Surge of MERS Infections Hits Saudi Arabia “Saudi Arabia is facing a new surge in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral disease that has infected more than 1,100 people and killed more than 480 in the kingdom since it appeared in 2012. … The…

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…

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…

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).

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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