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President-Elect Trump’s ‘America First’ Approach Does Not Have To Hurt Foreign Policy, Aid

Devex: Opinion: Foreign aid under Trump’s ‘America-first’ doctrine Alex Thier, incoming executive director of the Overseas Development Institute “While policy details are thin, President-elect Donald Trump’s likely views on foreign aid and development assistance can be summed up in two words: America first. … It is conceivable with a Trump…

Puerto Rican Women More Likely Than Men To Contract Zika, Study Shows

Reuters: Zika striking women at higher rates than men: U.S. study “Adult women in Puerto Rico were significantly more likely to develop Zika than men, researchers said on Thursday, raising new questions about the potential role of sexual transmission of the virus from males to females. The study, published in…

Aid Agencies Concerned Some CAR Refugees In Cameroon Forcing Young Daughters To Marry

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child marriage threatens future of young Central African Republic refugees in Cameroon “…While refugee camps provide free education, most of the refugees — two-thirds — live in villages where they struggle to afford [school] enrollment fees of up to 2,000 CFA francs ($3). Many end up sending…

1 Month After Hurricane Matthew, Women Need Greater Protection, Access To Health Care, 800K Need Immediate Food Aid, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti “With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention to women’s vulnerability in the aftermath of the storm, which devastated…

Concerted Global Effort Critical To Achieving FP2020 Goals

The Lancet: FP2020: accelerating progress in access to family planning Editorial Board “The Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) global partnership, launched at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012, set a goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020, with a focus on 69…

CSIS Report Examines Ethiopian Government’s Response To Political Unrest, Implications For Women’s, Children’s Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Imperiling Progress: How Ethiopia’s Response to Political Unrest Could Undermine Its Health Gains In this report, Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Katherine Peck, program manager and research associate, both with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine how political unrest and the Ethiopian government’s…

PRI Examines U.S. Provision Of Gender Equality-Linked Foreign Aid

PRI: When it comes to gender-equality aid, the U.S. lags behind its peers “…Many believe [a Hillary Clinton] presidency would be a boost for women’s rights movements in the U.S. and worldwide. As secretary of state, she championed advancing gender equality through U.S. foreign policy. But, in looking at the…

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