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A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of Read More

How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More

Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global Read More

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Group Of U.S. Republican Senators Introduce Resolution Asking President Trump To Reinstate…

St. George News: Senators ask Trump to restrict family planning aid to foreign countries “A group of Republican U.S. senators, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, introduced a resolution Friday to permanently establish a statute that would prevent foreign aid [for family planning purposes from] going to any organization that provides or promotes abortion as an…More


A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of Read More


Trump Set To Reinstate Mexico City Policy On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, According To…

Foreign Policy: Will Trump Target Women’s Programs Worldwide? “Lawmakers, government officials, and aid workers are bracing themselves for a broad offensive from President-elect Donald Trump against federal programs that support family planning and gender equality around the world. As one of his first acts in the Oval Office, the Republican president-elect plans to restore the…More


Guardian Video Examines History Of ‘Global Gag Rule,’ Likelihood Of Reinstatement Under…

The Guardian: What is the ‘global gag rule,’ and why does Trump support it? — video “This U.S. aid policy, rescinded by Obama, is likely to be brought back by Trump. Campaigners say it will endanger the lives and health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women by denying access to life-saving family planning,…More


How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More


Philippines Supreme Court’s Restraining Order On Reproductive Health Law Will Hinder…

Inter Press Service: Family Planning in the Philippines: Stalled Again Barry Mirkin, former chief of the Population Policy Section of the United Nations Population Division “With the landslide victory of the tough talking … Roberto Duterte to the presidency of the Philippines in May 2016, news reports of the South-East Asian country have been dominated…More


Wilson Center Blog Post Reviews State Of The World Population Report, USAID Report On Family…

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: State of the World Population 2016, and Fostering Development Through Family Planning Anam Ahmed, an intern at the Wilson Center, discusses recommendations from UNFPA’s 2016 State of the World Population report to invest in 10-year-old girls, as well as a recent report from USAID…More


7 International Family Planning Issues To Consider In 2017

Devex: Opinion: 7 international family planning trends that will shape 2017 Christopher H. Purdy, president and CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, chair of the DKT Board of Directors “Use of modern contraception is increasing in developing countries, including in historically low-performing regions such as West Africa. However, contraceptive adoption must rise further in…More


CGD Blog Post Discusses Considerations For Donor Funding For Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/U.S. Development Policy”: Global Family Planning Funding — What Should Funders Be Thinking About Now? Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses donor funding for family planning, examining how potential U.S. funding cuts could affect global family planning efforts and suggesting questions funders might consider to ensure…More


Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global Read More


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More


Obstetrics and Equity in Kenya

As a second year OBGYN resident based in San Francisco, I spent my second year elective at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More


2016: The Year in Quotes

Photo by Cecille Joan Avila / Partners In HealthEarly morning in Butaro, Rwanda. “If it weren’t for this hospital, I would be dead.” Isemelie Bazard, a 64-year-old street vendor who underwent surgery and chemotherapy at PIH’s University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. The cancer center at University Hospital performed free biopsies for 1,600 patients and delivered chemotherapy to roughly 15 patients per day in 2016. The full story.


Gates Foundation Works With DKT International To Advance Family Planning Mission

Inside Philanthropy: What Has Gates Done Lately on Global Family Planning? Big Things, With a Big Partner Sue-Lynn Moses, global editor of Inside Philanthropy, discusses the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s support of DKT International to help the organization “provide contraceptives to at least 11 new countries designated as critical to the FP2020 initiative…” (12/15).


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