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Domestic Resource Mobilization: Connecting the Priorities of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Universal Health Coverage

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:23:42 +0000

At this week’s third annual UHC Financing Forum, over 30 country delegations from Ministries of Health and Finance in low- and lower-middle income countries, as well as other key decision-makers, will gather and explore how to create an equitable financing system for the health sector. The goal? Achieving universal health coverage (UHC). Domestic resource mobilization […]

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On World Health Day, Putting Quality at the Center of Universal Health Coverage

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:16 +0000

Quality. An elusive, hard-to-measure concept and current buzzword in discussions on the provision of health services. This word is everywhere, and it is rare to hear or read anything about health services without “quality” entering the dialogue. That is definite progress, especially when it comes to universal health coverage (UHC). We have gone from a […]

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Let’s Not Mince Words: The Trump Administration Just Erased Women and Girls Around the World

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:11:31 +0000

They say fact is stranger than fiction, and we are living in times that exemplify this. How can one take to the extreme a reality that already feels beyond the pale? Last week, the Trump-Pence administration tried their hand and surpassed our historically low expectations, yet again, when the State Department struck from its annual human rights […]

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Reflecting on a Year of International Family Planning Under the Trump-Pence Administration

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:49:27 +0000

Who Bears the Brunt of President Trump’s “Successes?” Women and Girls. President Trump is no wallflower when it comes to touting his accomplishments. On his 100th day in office, he denounced the media via tweet for refusing to cover his “long list of achievements” and the “great optimism” surrounding his presidency. At a televised cabinet […]

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Defy the Odds

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:22:07 +0000

2017: a year that defied the odds. It was a year that forced us to ask ourselves: how do we remain resolute in the face of adversity; how do we stay resilient when under assault; and how do we make time to rejoice in victory? The past year has shown us that adversity is often […]

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El Salvador: One of the Most Dangerous Places in the Western Hemisphere for Women and Girls

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:54:17 +0000

By: Rebecca Dennis, Senior Legislative Policy Analyst & Shilpa Kothari, Project Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean Last week, the Trump administration announced plans to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of more than 250,000 Salvadorans, many of whom have legally resided in the U.S. since TPS was granted to them following devastating earthquakes in […]

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On World AIDS Day, An Urgent Imperative For Integration

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:18:55 +0000

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, a day to both celebrate the progress that has been made and, critically, to unite in the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS. This year marks the first World AIDS Day of the Trump administration, an opportune time to reflect on how this administration’s policies and priorities have impacted […]

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How Trump’s Global Gag Rule Disproportionately Risks the Health of Girl Refugees in Uganda

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:21:26 +0000

With an influx of more than one million South Sudanese fleeing violence and conflict as of August this year, Uganda is now the largest host of refugees in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 85 percent of the forcibly displaced South Sudanese are women and children – 26 percent are women and girls of reproductive age. Worldwide, an […]

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Rohingya Women and Girls Could be Left Behind

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:28:05 +0000

In the last month, over 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh as a result of the Myanmar government’s scorched earth tactics, unlawful killings, arbitrary arrests, and use of rape and sexual violence. The long overdue spotlight on Rohingya fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar underscores a key humanitarian issue in terms of protection and […]

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Sentencing the Economy: The Costs of Expelling Adolescent Mothers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:40:45 +0000

On June 19th the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli said “As long as I am president…no pregnant student will be allowed to return to school… after getting pregnant, you are done.” This statement is in line with Tanzania’s 2002 law that allows girls to be expelled from school for “offences against morality”. These restrictions to […]

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