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Center For Reproductive Rights, Ipas Leaders Discuss Trump Administration’s Expanded Mexico…

Elite Daily: The Global Gag Rule Is Harming Women Around The World — EXCLUSIVE Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Anu Kumar, the interim CEO of Ipas, discuss the anniversary of the Trump Administration’s reinstated and expanded Mexico City Policy, noting, “The Global Gag Rule undermines fundamental human rights to life,…More

New UNICEF Report Examines Newborn Deaths Globally

Associated Press/ABC News: UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns “The U.N. children’s agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. … The report, with its dismal figures that show South Asia and…More

Blog Post Examines Changing Landscape Of Global Health Finance

PLOS Blogs: Global health finance: adapting to a new reality Oleg Kucheryavenko, senior consultant at the World Bank, highlights an event hosted by UBS Optimus Foundation and USAID on accelerating innovation and impact in global development and discusses the changing landscape of global health finance (2/19).

CGD Blog Post Examines Potential Impact Of FY 2019 Budget Proposal On U.S. State Department,…

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Will Trump’s Big Aid Cuts Hurt Chances for Reform? Erin Collinson, senior policy associate and assistant director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discusses the international affairs aspects of the Trump Administration’s FY19 budget proposal released last week and examines how it could affect State Department…More

FT Health Issues Latest Weekly Global Health Newsletter

FT Health: Lessons from the Oxfam scandal The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses “the responsibilities of humanitarian aid organizations, focused on how Oxfam handled the departure of its head of mission in Haiti in 2011 following allegations of sexual exploitation”; features an interview with Stewart Cole, the newly appointed…More

NPR Examines Issues Surrounding Pox Virus Research

NPR: Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety? “In the brave new world of synthetic biology, scientists can now brew up viruses from scratch using the tools of DNA technology. The latest such feat, published last month, involves horsepox, a cousin of the feared virus that causes smallpox in people. Critics…More

U.N., IMF, Other Partners Call For Strengthening Of Tax Systems, Domestic Resources In…

U.N. News: Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge U.N., partners “Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key…More

IMPACT Program In Kenya Aims To Develop Leaders, Strengthen Country’s Public Health System

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: IMPACT Program in Kenya: A Fellow’s Experience Oren Nyambane Ombiro, fellow at CDC’s Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) program in Kenya, discusses his experience working with the program, and writes, “I believe improving public health management through innovative programs like IMPACT is a step in the right direction for…More

Malnutrition Deeply Interviews Expert On Nutrition Challenges Among Adolescent Girls

Malnutrition Deeply: Nutrition Community ‘Leaving Adolescent Girls Behind’ “Marie T. Ruel, the director of the poverty, health, and nutrition division of the International Food Policy Research Institute, believes the nutrition community cannot afford to ignore adolescent girls anymore. Ruel thinks these efforts need to be modeled along the 1,000 Days campaign, which prioritized the nutrition…More

USAID, DFID Announce Humanitarian Grand Challenge

USAID: USAID and DFID Launch Humanitarian Grand Challenge In this press statement, USAID and DFID announce the first-ever Humanitarian Grand Challenge at the Overseas Development Institute in London, noting “‘Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge’ calls on innovators around the world to submit ideas to save and improve the lives of the most-vulnerable…More

African Leaders Review Index To Help Monitor NTD Treatment, Progress

SciDevNet: Index adopted to track NTD treatment in Africa “African leaders have adopted a new index that helps track progress in mass treatment of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Five NTDs — lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma — were added to African heads of states’ annual scorecard or index on…More

Opinion Piece Discusses Oxfam Scandal, Haiti’s History With Aid Organizations

Washington Post: For Haiti, the Oxfam scandal is just the latest in a string of insults Joel Dreyfuss, columnist at the Washington Post “By now, many Haitians must be asking themselves: What is the price we have to pay for foreign aid? The Oxfam sex scandal is just the latest humiliation heaped on this poor…More

Studies Examine Impact Of Future Disease Outbreaks On U.S. Economy

CIDRAP News: Studies: Next major outbreak could bring high U.S. job loss “The next large-scale infectious disease outbreak would not just be a public health crisis but also an economic crisis for the United States, in the shape of jobs lost and a draining of the export economy — even if it were to happen…More

SDG Progress For Women ‘Unacceptably Slow,’ Says New U.N. Women Report

Devex: Progress on gender equality ‘unacceptably slow:’ U.N. Women “The United Nations has warned that progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for women and girls is ‘unacceptably slow,’ and has called for better data as well as a special focus on unpaid care work and ending violence against women to drive change. The monitoring…More

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