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The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read 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

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

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Child mortality, commodity price volatility and the resource curse

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Yousef Makhlouf, Neil M.


The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More


To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More


[Articles] Levels and trends in contraceptive prevalence, unmet need, and demand for family…

The demand for family planning among the states and union territories in India is highly diverse. Greatest attention is needed in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, and Meghalaya to meet UN targets. The analysis can be generalised to other countries as well as other subpopulations.


[Articles] Community resource centres to improve the health of women and children in informal…

This community resource model seems feasible and replicable and may be protocolised for expansion.


U.K. To Host International Family Planning Funding Summit

The Guardian: U.K. to host summit seeking extra funds for family planning “Britain will lead efforts to secure extra funding for family planning at an international summit in London, ministers have said, amid concern about Donald Trump’s decision to ban U.S. financial support for organizations involved in abortion services overseas. Priti Patel, the international development…More


New Pathfinder CEO Lois Quam Discusses Challenges Facing Reproductive Health, Family Planning…

Devex: Q&A: A systems view saves more lives, says new Pathfinder CEO Lois Quam “Lois Quam is assuming leadership of Pathfinder International at a particularly tumultuous time for the reproductive health and family planning sector under a new U.S. administration. It’s this challenge — and the excitement she feels about tackling it — that drove…More


‘Inside Philanthropy’ Article Examines Possible Funding Gaps Created By Mexico City Policy…

Inside Philanthropy: Gag Reflex: Melinda Gates Isn’t the Only Funder Worried About the Mexico City Policy Sue-Lynn Moses, global editor of Inside Philanthropy, discusses President Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico City policy, its potential impact on foreign NGOs that work on sexual and reproductive health programs, and remarks made by Melinda Gates, co-chair…More


Complementary Feeding and Diarrhea and Respiratory Infection Among HIV-Exposed Tanzanian…

Objective: To examine the association between complementary feeding and risks of diarrhea and acute respiratory infection (ARI) among HIV-exposed infants aged 6–24 months.


Reducing adolescent smoking in India

David P Thomas and Marita Hefler1 suggest ways to reduce adolescent smoking in low-income and middle-income countries, in response to the Article by Bo Xi and colleagues (November, 2016).2 We suggest some additional measures to reduce adolescent smoking in India.


Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact – Shedding New Light on Child Brain…

Link: Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact – Shedding New Light on Child Brain…


The global state of child marriage #GirlsNotBrides

OK, it’s finally happened, I’ve woken up with nothing to post – I’ve been on the road for the last two weeks, and it’s hard to keep feeding the blog between events, travel etc. So I thought I’d just repost the most powerful item from the 60 or so articles in my RSS feed today. Shanta Devarajan setting out the case for a Universal Basic Income …


Australia To Provide $7.3M To International Planned Parenthood Federation; Move Seen By Many As…

Devex: Australia responds to the global gag rule “Australia [Wednesday] announced $9.5 million Australian dollars ($7.3 million) in funding for the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. The move was seen by many as a pointed rebuke to President Donald Trump’s controversial reinstatement of a strengthened ‘global gag rule,’ which bars any foreign NGO that offers or…More


State, USAID Working To Develop Implementation Plan For Mexico City Policy; NGOs Remain…

U.S. News & World Report: Global Gag Order Leaves NGOs Confused, U.S. Agencies Scrambling “Weeks after President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum banning federal funds for foreign nonprofits that perform or advise patients about abortion, the effects of the order are still not clear because officials in the U.S. and abroad are still trying…More


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