Global Health Archives - C-Fam

Family Planning and Newborn Survival: Diminishing Returns

Improved child survival is one of the major global health goals, and for good reason. Not only are many deaths of newborns, infants, and children the result of preventable or…

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Can the metrics of the REACH Act be fixed?

(For an in-depth look at the problems with the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, also known as the REACH Act of 2017, see our policy brief here. I also…

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How Abortion Pills Upend the Politics and Practice of Abortion

Since the dawn of the abortion movement, activists insisted that abortion should be solely the concern of a woman and her doctor. 

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Event Highlights Divided Priorities in Global Maternal Health Agenda

Thirty years ago, experts and activists joined to put maternal health on the international aid agenda.

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Vatican Academy “Rethinks” Pro-Life, Will Focus on Social Justice

After a year of turmoil and speculation about its future, the Pontifical Academy for Life is holding its first plenary session at the Vatican.

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The Myth of “Sex Work” Named and Shamed.

Did you know that AIDS groups have used—and continue to use—their (your) money to advocate for prostitution?  If you did not, or even if you did, there is a new…

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UNESCO Promotes Sex-Change and Abortion for Kids

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has promoted a report that endorses sex-change procedures and abortion for youth without parental consent.

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Abortion Groups Attack Religious Medical Providers, Right of Conscience for Health Workers

In early August, an international group of abortion advocates met in Uruguay to discuss the potential removal of conscience protections for healthcare providers with regard to abortion.

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Guttmacher Institute Says Latin American Children Must Learn Homosexual Sex

A 2017 report from Guttmacher Institute confirms that in order to teach “comprehensive sexuality education,” nations much teach very young children about same-sex activities, and may not teach objections to abortion or to premature sexual activity.

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London Family Planning Summit: The Cracks Are Showing

With its ambitious agenda off target and its largest funding source threatening to pull out, the international family planning partnership (FP2020) tried hard to appear positive at its summit in London this week.

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Secretary of State Tillerson Defends Trump’s Pro-Life Actions in State Department Budget Hearings

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended President Donald J. Trump’s pro-life policies during four separate Congressional hearings this week on the president’s proposed budget.

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Sudden Death of Chief Overshadows UNFPA Executive Board Meeting

Just as nations convened on Monday to discuss the UN Population Fund’s new strategic plan, news broke that the agency’s executive director had died suddenly the night before.

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Abortion Groups Celebrate New Head of World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected Tuesday to a five-year term as head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Trump Expands Mexico City Policy, Abortion Groups Keep Some Funding

The Trump administration announced additional restrictions on abortion funding in foreign aid this week, in effect neutralizing U.S. complicity in the proliferation of global abortion.

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Trump Budget to Cut Gender Office that Falls Outside Mexico City Policy Protection

The Trump administration’s budget will reportedly put on the chopping block a controversial gender rights office created by the Obama administration.

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UNICEF Position on Babies Born of War Rape Still Unclear

The UN Children’s Fund recently acknowledged that many of the girls returning from captivity by terrorists are pregnant, but stopped short of treating the maternity of the girls, or the children they bear, as a separate area of concern for the agency.

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Epidemic? Says WHO?

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a webinar to discuss its updated guidance on Depo Provera, issued in response to reports suggesting its users may be at…

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Protest to Trump’s Defunding UNFPA Reveals Poor Results, Lackluster Support

President Donald J. Trump cut U.S. funding to the UN Population Fund last week, and protests from Democrats, abortion groups, and UNFPA revealed UNFPA’s dogged determination to partner with abortion groups, lackluster results in improving maternal health, and alienation of constituents due to controversial promotion of sexual rights.

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WHO Still Pushing Dangerous Contraceptive on African Women at Risk

The World Health Organization is urging women to use a contraceptive known to increase the risk of HIV.

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Abortion Lobby Admits to Using Maternal Health to Promote Abortion

A recently published article exposes how abortion practitioners used U.S. foreign aid and the guise of “post abortion care” to increase the number of abortions in Zambia.

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Canada and Europe Bolster Trump’s Arguments for Mexico City Policy

The creation of the new abortion fund by the Netherlands and its partners could undermine arguments against President Donald Trump’s ban on foreign abortion funding last week.

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Field Narrows in Race for New WHO Director-General

NEW YORK, March 27 (C-Fam) The United Nations’ next top medical official will be decided by May. The field of candidates has been narrowed from six to three. The race picked up momentum this week with interest groups scrutinizing each candidate’s statements and manifestos to see how they would lead on health issues, including abortion.

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Democrats Desperate to Preserve Obama Legacy on Abortion 

Pink-clad feminists ready to disrupt a second day of Senate confirmation hearings were ejected before Rex Tillerson’s testimony began.

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Global “Unmet Need” for Family Planning More Myth than Science: New Article

The claim that 200 million of the world’s women and girls want contraception but can’t get it is false, but it is still used to funnel billions of dollars to the international family planning and abortion industry each year.

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Best Moments of the Year for Life and Family at the United Nations

It has been a remarkable year. As has been the case in recent years, we have many more positive stories to highlight than negative ones.

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