Global Health Archives - C-Fam

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

While there were many positive moments to highlight this year, the bad ones were particularly bad, in fact, far worse than in any recent years.

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Editorial: We Can’t Contracept Our Way to Maternal and Child Health

For too long the answer to making childbirth less dangerous has been to urge women to avoid it.

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Abortion Advocates Seek to Sway Trump to Keep Foreign Abortion Funds

The biggest names in international abortion advocacy are looking for ways to convince the incoming Trump administration not cut their funding by reinstating the 1984 Mexico City Policy.

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Zika emergency downgraded, vigilance on emergency funding begins

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the end of the Zika emergency and shift to a long-term response to the virus on Friday

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The Contraception Crisis that Isn’t

The world’s most powerful family planning groups announced a “contraceptive crisis,” calling for more funding and “sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people.”

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Global Abortion Advocates Dispense with Mask of “Post-Abortion” Care

A leading consortium of reproductive health advocates announced its intention to drop “post-abortion care” from its title and to begin campaigning for “comprehensive abortion care” instead.

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UN Agencies Enlist African First Ladies to Sanitize “Reproductive Health” and Sex Ed

A recent UN event embodied a decades-long contradiction between UN staff and some UN member states who have opposite understandings of whether the term “reproductive health” includes abortion.

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PAHO on Zika: abortion is a right – and “a moral obligation”.

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) “access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare” means that women have…

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Organizations raise (false) alarm over “global contraceptive crisis”

Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released an article calling attention to the “global contraceptive crisis” and calling for signatures on a petition asking the UN Secretary-General to “highlight…

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Conservatives and Contraceptives

In recent years, there has been an increasing effort to convince the pro-life community to partner with family planning groups. This strategy has come to be closely associated with Melinda…

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