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The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More

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Reproductive Health in Madagascar

I vividly remember the beginning of my trip to Madagascar to perform reproductive health research. At the end of providing an update to my mentor Read More

Undocumented immigrants lining up for a health care at a volunteer mobile free clinic on a farm in south Georgia, 2015.

A Medical Provider’s Perspective on Treating Undocumented U.S. Immigrants

As I was writing this article I received a message from a medical friend in the Midwest regarding one of her patients: “Liz, I need Read More

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India To Offer Injectable Contraceptives As Part Of No-Cost Family Planning Program

Inter Press Service: Debate Roils India Over Family Planning Method “The Indian government’s decision to make injectable contraceptives available to the public for free under the national family planning program (FPP) has stirred debate about women’s choices in the world’s largest democracy and second most populous country…” (Lal, 11/29). Quartz: After battling women’s rights groups…More


Funding For Family Planning Services Helps To Improve Access To Other Health Care For Women,…

News Deeply: Family Planning Provides Backbone for Health Care Delivery in a Crisis Aileen Gleizer, policy manager at Marie Stopes International “…Family planning is critical for preventing unintended pregnancies, maternal and infant deaths, and unsafe abortions. Funding for international family planning enables the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),…More


Humanitarian Organizations Worried Trump Administration Will Cut Foreign Assistance Budget,…

Foreign Policy: Will Foreign Aid Get Cut on Trump’s Chopping Block? “Anxious humanitarian organizations are worried that President-elect Donald Trump, who sharply questioned the value of foreign aid during his campaign, is poised to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. assistance for developing countries — including programs promoting democracy, family planning, LGBT rights,…More


The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

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The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More


News Outlets Examine Possible Impacts Of Trump Presidency On USAID, CDC Operations

Devex: Trump could roll back LBGT and family planning policies, warns former USAID general counsel “A former general counsel at USAID has warned the aid agency could face serious challenges under President-elect Donald Trump, including how it operates in conflict countries, the future of U.S. democratizing work, potentially scaling back support for LGBTI and family…More


How can the international community help put women at the heart of bringing peace to South…

Oxfam’s Shaheen Chughtai reports back from a recent conversation at the UN Once in a while, the shroud of coded, diplomatic language that envelops discussions at the United Nations Security Council is ripped away by reality. On 25th October, it was the words of a women’s rights activist from conflict-ridden South Sudan, Rita Lopidia, which gripped the chamber. “I meet many South Sudanese women, and …


Starting Small: Treating Kids with HIV

Photo by Zack DeClerck / Partners In HealthDr. Sara Stulac (left) and Anatole Manzi (right) look through an album of children who were among their first pediatric patients to receive treatment for HIV in Rwanda. “You’re going to cry because you’re looking at the kids,” says Dr. Sara Stulac, putting her hand on Anatole Manzi’s shoulder. The two sat next to each other in Partners In Health’s office in Boston, bent over a thick pink and yellow album containing photographs of 184 Rwandan children—all patients of theirs living with HIV


What a Trump Presidency Might Mean For Global Health

Last week, the world was shocked by the news that Donald Trump would become the next United States President. In this post, Emory University’s James Michiel takes a first look at how this surprising result might influence global health in the coming years. ON Wednesday 9th November, America woke up to the shocking news that, after a long, bitter election cycle, Donald J. Trump, the reality television star and controversial businessman, had bested former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States. The news was a startling surprise to those who had trusted the statisticians and prognosticators who had predicted a sweeping victory for the Democratic nominee, and a terrifying shock to those who have been disgusted by Trump’s oftentimes violently racist and misogynist rhetoric throughout the campaign


Pregnant women must be able to access the right care at the right time, says WHO

WHO has issued a new series of recommendations to improve quality of antenatal care in order to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience.


Measles jab saves over 20 million young lives in 15 years, but hundreds of children still die…

Despite a 79% worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report.


World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016 competition finalists announced

Education systems around the world are failing to provide young people with the skills they need to fully realize their potential. The challenges are numerous and complex. If you could solve one educational challenge faced by young people, what would it be?  


Gates Foundation Announces Grand Challenges Explorations Awardees, Focused On Family Planning,…

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: From Assessing Family Planning Needs to Accelerating Drug Development for Childhood Diarrhea — Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both with discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Gates Foundation, “announce the new…More


Indicators measure progress towards providing family planning services at HIV clinics

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe following is a guest post by Mary Freyder, MPH of Community Health and Behavioral Health Department, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects women of reproductive age, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 60 percent of people living with HIV are women. In support of the global 90-90-90 targets, […](Read more…)


Behind the blog series “Strength in connections”

For 100 Kenyan shillings, or just one US dollar, you can buy a heaping serving of lentils, cooked kale, and chapati, at Sandy’s restaurant in Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city. The small restaurant doesn’t have a menu, but through word of mouth, foreigners learn of the kitchen favorites. If you scrunch up the chapati (similar […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDelivering new traditions for greater healthA picture of vitality: reversing the tuberculosis trendHIV positive and living positively ;


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