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March 28, 2017

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Foreign Policy Examines Potential Impacts Of Reinstated, Expanded Mexico City Policy In Africa

Foreign Policy: The Global Gag Rule: America’s Deadly Export “…Family planning advocates from Washington, D.C., to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia worry that Trump’s global gag rule will not only roll back many of the modest but critical gains African countries have made on safe abortion, but also the decade’s worth…

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Zambia Vice President Inonge Wina Discusses Concerns Over Proposed Cuts To U.S. Foreign Aid

ABC: Zambia fears health programs will suffer under Donald Trump’s proposal to cut foreign aid “Critical programs across Africa will be impacted by significant foreign aid funding cuts proposed by the Trump administration, the sub-Saharan nation of Zambia has warned. … Questioned about U.S. aid cuts during a recent trip…

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Bush-Era Global Health Official Bill Steiger Working At State Department, Advising Trump Administration

ScienceInsider: Trump recruits controversial Bush-era global health official “William ‘Bill’ Steiger, a global health official under former President George W. Bush who crossed swords with many scientists, is now advising President Donald Trump. Steiger is working at the U.S. Department of State on a so-called ‘beachhead team,’ which helps agencies…

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Family Planning Should Remain Priority In West Africa To Avoid Future Security Issues, UNFPA Official Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: UNFPA West Africa director on the security benefits of family planning “…Places such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal have seen an average two percent growth in contraceptive prevalence each year, [United Nations Population Fund West Africa Regional Director Mabingue Ngom] said. … However, 2015 United Nations research…

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U.N. Declares Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII As Famine Threatens 4 Nations In Africa, Middle East, Trump Administration Proposes Cuts To Foreign Aid

Associated Press: Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid “The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role…

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Somalia Aims To Reach 450K People With Cholera Vaccine In Effort To Stem Disease’s Spread

New York Times: As Cholera Spreads, Somalia Begins Vaccination Campaign “Somalia, which has been hit by a series of crises that sound like a page from the Book of Job, is starting a major effort to vaccinate 450,000 people against its latest plague: cholera. … In 2015, the country had…

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Pakistan Officials Launch Polio Vaccination Campaign In Islamabad After Virus Found In Sewage System

Associated Press: Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad “A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city’s sewage system…” (3/28).

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Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint ‘Shortchanges Basic Scientific Research’ Across Government

New York Times: The Trump Administration’s War on Science Editorial Board “…[President Trump’s] first budget blueprint is a cramped document that sacrifices American innovation to small-bore politics, shortchanging basic scientific research across the government — from NASA to the Department of Energy to the National Institutes of Health — in…

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Trump Administration, Congress Should Continue Support For Global Fund

Houston Chronicle: Global Fund is effective in improving world health Michael Winters, a Houston volunteer with RESULTS “…Over the past 20 years, the United States has led the investment for global health during both Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses. … The results of U.S. investment in global health are encouraging.…

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