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A week in China with PATH

“Each of these little vials—every single one—can protect a child,” says PATH board member Dr. Yehong Zhang, leaning over a humming conveyor belt as hundreds of vials of Japanese encephalitis vaccine whisk by. “It’s moving, really. This is why we do this work.” I’m standing with Dr. Zhang at the Chengdu Institute of Biological Products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesReproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha BradyEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them mostNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;

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Reproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha Brady

As Martha Brady sees it, reproductive health is more than family planning. “We should be thinking about women’s health more broadly, across the life cycle,” says Martha, the new director of PATH’s Reproductive Health program. In her view, reproductive health encompasses the rights of individuals to make decisions concerning their own sexual activity and reproduction, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malariaInnovation: the key to an economic revolution in AfricaThe surprising consequences of tuberculosis ;

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Empowering women with the tools to survive cancer

Diluted vinegar. A flashlight. A set of trained eyes. These are the main requirements for a cervical cancer screening tool, called VIA, which put PATH front and center in the push to prevent cervical cancer around the globe.

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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

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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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Lack Of Funding Presents Hurdle To Refugees Seeking Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health…

BMJ Blogs: Danielle Solomon: The global gag rule is only one of many barriers to contraceptive access Danielle Solomon, specialist registrar in genitourinary medicine and HIV at the Mortimer Market Centre in London, discusses the Mexico City policy in the context of other barriers to access to sexual and reproductive health education and services in conflict situations.…More

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Guttmacher Institute Analysis Discusses Barriers To Providing Sexual, Reproductive Health…

Guttmacher Institute: The Growing Challenge of Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Women in Humanitarian Situations “…Women and girls are at particular risk when a region or country’s social, health, and other support systems collapse, exposing them to sexual violence, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, STIs (including HIV), and maternal illness and death. And yet, sexual…More

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[Comment] Community-based bundled interventions for reproductive and child health in informal…

Community-based bundled health interventions are complex and challenging to implement, monitor, and assess in informal settlements (slums). Such settlements in urban areas are generally characterised by congestion, squalid conditions, deprivation, violence, crime, and poor sanitation. In Asia and Africa, the numbers of informal settlements have grown exponentially in the large and mega cities of low-income and middle-income countries in the past few decades.1 Their growth has been driven by rapid urbanisation and economic opportunities, leading to and prompted by rural-to-urban migration of skilled and unskilled workers.

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International Community Must Continue Advancing Sexual, Reproductive Rights, Health For All

Huffington Post: Trump’s Global Gag Rule: A Call to Action and a Way Forward Suzanne Ehlers, president & CEO of PAI “…The [Mexico City] policy is unprecedented in its scope, not only because of the U.S.’s leadership and investment in global health over the past decade, but also because of the greater alignment and integration…More

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Media Outlets Examine Implications Of Mexico City Policy Reinstatement On Women’s Health…

The Star: Expect a rise in backstreet abortions, health experts warn “…The Mexico City Policy requires that all foreign organizations that receive U.S. government funding neither perform nor speak about abortion. This means that NGOs must forfeit all U.S. government aid if they so much as tell a woman abortion is a legal option in…More

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Letter To Editor, Opinion Piece Discuss Potential Impact Of Mexico City Policy On Global…

New York Times: The Global Gag Rule Adrienne Germaine, president emerita of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…President Trump’s executive order reimposing and widening the ‘global gag rule’ violates not only women’s right to health but also their right to life. … In 1994, with strong American leadership, 179 governments recognized that tens of thousands…More

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USAID-Supported Reproductive Clinic In Kenya Faces Significant Reduction In Ability To Provide…

NPR: In Kenya, Reproductive Clinics Fear Trump Policy’s Detrimental Effects “President Trump’s Mexico City policy will harm nonprofits providing health care for women. A USAID-funded clinic in Nairobi is afraid it will prevent it from helping Kenyan women in need of abortions…” (Peralta, 1/31).

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Mexico City Policy Threatens ‘Global Health Aid Writ Large’

The Lancet: The Trump global gag rule: an attack on U.S. family planning and global health aid Ann M. Starrs, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute “…Under [U.S. President] Trump’s [executive order reinstating the Mexico City policy], the gag rule now applies not only to U.S. bilateral family planning assistance … but also to…More

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Making cervical cancer a preventable disease

“Let me share with you the story of Carmen. She was only 37 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had three children; two girls and one boy. She was married, but by the time we had met, her husband had abandoned her.” It’s a story Jose Jeronimo has retold over the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsOur 8 favorite photos of 2016WANTED: idealistic students to save millions of lives ;

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