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HHS Secretary Price In Liberia To Promote Global Health Security

Newsweek: Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary Is In Liberia “…Dr. Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by Trump in February, [visited Liberia last week]. While Liberia, a country of 4.5 million people with a GDP of just $2 billion, may not carry much international…

Expanded Mexico City Policy Threatens Free Speech, Women’s Health

ACLU: Trump’s Version of the ‘Global Gag Rule’ Threatens Global Health and Free Speech Esha Bhandari, staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and Georgeanne M. Usova, legislative counsel at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, discuss the potential implications of the Trump administration’s expansion of the Mexico…

Blog Post Discusses Future Of U.S. Role In Financing Global Health

APHA’s “IH Blog”: What’s next for U.S. global health funding? Jean Armas, program coordinator at Global Strategies, discusses the future of U.S. global health funding, writing, “The bipartisan deal reached by Congress [to keep the U.S. government funded through the end of September] provides a small glimmer of hope that…

FT Health Discusses Recent Research Pledge, Features Interview With Head Of UNFPA

FT Health: Research pledge must go further The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses a pledge made last week by leading funders and researchers to publicly register and publish the results of all their clinical trials. The newsletter also features an interview with Babatunde Osotimehin,…

Bill Gates Outlines How Promoting Health, Development ‘Keeps Americans Safe’

Gates Notes: Foreign Aid Keeps Americans Safe Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses how promoting health and development “keeps Americans safe,” including through “preparing for the next epidemic … stabilizing vulnerable countries … [and] shoring up national security” (5/18).

Impacts Of Expanded Mexico City Policy On Global Health Services, HIV/AIDS Efforts Unknown

The Atlantic: Will Trump’s Expanded Policy Against Abortion Harm HIV/AIDS Relief? “[Last] week, the Trump administration moved forward with plans to withhold global health funding for [foreign] organizations that ‘perform or actively promote abortion’ abroad. This move revives an older policy that restricted funds for family planning organizations — groups…

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