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Mexico City Policy Threatens ‘Global Health Aid Writ Large’

The Lancet: The Trump global gag rule: an attack on U.S. family planning and global health aid Ann M. Starrs, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute “…Under [U.S. President] Trump’s [executive order reinstating the Mexico City policy], the gag rule now applies not only to U.S. bilateral family planning…

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85% Of Cervical Cancer Deaths Occur In Low- To Middle-Income Countries, WHO’s Cancer Agency Says

U.N. News Centre: Low- and middle-income countries bear disproportionate burden of cervical cancer — U.N. agency “Noting that cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women every year and that 85 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, the United Nations health agency underlined the importance of vaccinating…

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WHO Executive Board Discusses Global Polio Post-Eradication Transition Plan

Devex: WHO board discusses polio eradication endgame “Polio eradication and antimicrobial resistance were among the biggest issues at the World Health Organization’s weeklong executive board meetings, which concluded on Tuesday. … The board called for the director general to compile a thorough report ahead of the World Health Assembly in…

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African Governments Should Commit To Scaling-Up National HPV Immunization Programs

CNBC Africa: Op-Ed: Africa is now in serious danger of sleepwalking into a cancer crisis Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Currently 266,000 women die horrible deaths [from cervical cancer] every year — one every two minutes — of which 87 percent are in low- and middle-income…

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Family Planning Is Human Right, UNFPA Executive Director Says, Warning Of Detrimental Impacts Of Mexico City Policy

Associated Press: U.N. official on Trump order: Family planning is a human right “The head of the United Nations Population Fund says a recent executive order by President Donald Trump on abortion-related funding will not affect the agency’s family planning services, but he insists that family planning is a human…

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Fewer Zika Cases In Latin America This Year But All Countries Must Remain Vigilant, WHO Says

Reuters: Zika ebbing in Latin America but vigilance needed: WHO “Brazil and Latin America are recording lower numbers of Zika infections than last year, but all countries must remain vigilant against the virus which can cause birth defects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday…” (Nebehay, 2/1).

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WHO Recommends People Become More Active To Help Prevent NCDs

U.N. News Centre: With more people sedentary, U.N. health agency urges everyone to get moving “Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression, and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active. … WHO’s Global Action Plan for…

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Blog Post Outlines 5 Global Health Stories To Look Forward To In 2017

U.N. Dispatch: 5 Big Global Health Victories to Anticipate in 2017. (This is Humanity Affirming Stuff!) Alanna Shaikh, an international development professional who writes for U.N. Dispatch, discusses five global health victories to anticipate in 2017, including the elimination of Guinea worm; implementation of a dengue fever vaccine; expected approval…

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WHO Director-General Chan Reflects On Latin America Zika Outbreak, Spread Of Disease Worldwide

WHO: Zika: We must be ready for the long haul Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO, reflects on the Zika outbreak, which the WHO declared a public health emergency of international concern from February to November 2016. Chan writes, “In large parts of the world, the virus is now…

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WHO Executive Board Enters Into Official Relations With 5 New Institutions, Including Gates Foundation, KEI

Intellectual Property Watch: Gates Foundation, KEI Enter Into Official Relations With WHO “The World Health Organization Executive Board ended its meeting a day early [Tuesday], and agreed to have five new institutions to enter into official relation with the organization, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, despite protests from…

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