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Date: 04/05/2017
Source: NPR
Type: In the News
The Trump administration will withhold $32.5 million in funding that had been earmarked this current fiscal year for the United Nations' lead agency on family planning and maternal health, known as the United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA. The administration says it's doing so because it has determined that UNFPA helps to support a Chinese government family planning program that forces people...
Date: 04/05/2017
Source: Reuters
Type: In the News
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that a decision by the United States to withdraw all funding to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) could have "devastating effects" on vulnerable women and girls around the world, a spokesman said. The State Department said it was dropping the funding because the U.N. Population Fund "supports, or participates in the management of, a program...
Date: 04/05/2017
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
The US state department said on Monday it was ending funding for the UN population fund (UNFPA) – the first concrete move in what activists describe as President Donald Trump’s “crusade against the health and rights of women and girls globally”. Following weeks of speculation, a letter to Bob Corker, the chairman of the US Senate foreign relations committee, announced the state department was...
Date: 04/03/2017
Source: USA Today
Type: In the News
Last week, just a few days after the White House proposed dramatic cuts to health and development aid, I headed to Indonesia. The timing was coincidental — the trip had been planned for months — but the reason I was going happened to be especially relevant to our country’s national debate. Indonesia has strategically used foreign aid to transform itself from a poor nation into a middle-income one...
Date: 03/29/2017
Source: PAHO/WHO
Type: Updates
A new partnership between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Government of Canada aims to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths addressing reproductive needs of women as well as health care priorities of newborns and infants in Haiti. The SESAME project aims to improve the health, the lives and rights of women and children in Haiti and to advance the...
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