How is it possible that U.S. foreign aid, which does so much good around the world, can also prevent a woman from receiving an abortion that is legal in her own country?
In many ways, 2012 was a banner year for international family planning and reproductive health. What should we be looking for in 2013?
Pregnancy shouldn’t leave a woman with a disability and ostracized from her community. And Congress should ensure investments for the more than two million women worldwide that have obstetric fistula.
Providing comprehensive care for fistula survivors demands a coordinated group effort, from finding women in need of repair, to transporting them to services, to reintegration.
The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget proposal includes increased funding for critical domestic and international reproductive health programs that Republicans are trying to eliminate.
It’s been said that in an unequal world, women are the most unequal among equals. Obstetric fistula is a living example of this statement.
One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, much of the promised relief and reconstruction aid has not reached those most in need. In fact, the nation’s tragedy has served as an opportunity to further enrich corporate interests.
The ACLU is suing USAID for documents that may shed some light on unconstitutional funding of religion in abstinence-only-until-marriage programs abroad.
By using the peer-to-peer model, the Minnesota International Health Volunteers program avoids, or at least reduces, public health obstacles that arise when there’s a culture clash.
CQ’s Adam Graham-Silverman citing Hill aides and people in the foreign aid community, reports today that Dr. Paul Farmer, recently considered as the most likely nominee to head the United States Agency for International Development, is no longer in the running for the job.