Contraceptive Access May Not Be as Life-Changing for the World ’s Poorest Women as Previously Thought, According to a New Study
At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris in early July, the U.N. attracted political and business leaders from across the globe to talk about gender equality, and also invited them to put their moneys where their mouths were. Among the Forum’s seven key platforms were a push for more economic justice for women—meaning equal access to education and jobs and caregiving support—and a greater ability for women to control their “bodily autonomy”—meaning more access to sex education, contraception and abortion services. It’s an article of faith among development experts that those two aims are inextricably linked. As everyone in public policy knows, it’s all just noble talk unless somebody funds it, and in Paris, funds materialized. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation promised to put $1.4 billion into family planning over the next five years. The Ford Foundation offered up $420 million to be spread over six of the different causes, and the government of Iceland doubled its contributions to the United Nations Population Fund to support “flexible funding for sexual and reproductive health services to those most in need.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The investment are large because family planning, and in particular, access to contraceptives, is widely acknowledged to have robust and far reaching ripple effects on the welfare of mothers and children, reducing maternal mortality, improving women’s hea...
David J. BierThe Biden administrationis planning to roll out a new policy in November that denies the right to travel or immigrate to the United States to anyone in the world who is unvaccinated. It will replace various nonsensical travel bans on Europeans, Chinese, Iranians, Brazilians, South Africans, and Indians, but a majority of the world (57 percent) has not received even a single shot of any of the vaccines, andonly 1.9 percent of people in low ‐income countries have received at least one dose. This includes pretty much the entire continent of Africa.Currently, everyone —vaccinated or not...
A few weeks into an academic year that ’s already included high numbers of coronavirus cases at Massachusetts colleges, the state’s 15 community colleges said Monday they’ll require students and employees to be vaccinated by January. The state’s community colleges join more than two dozen private colleges in Massachusetts that s aid this summer they’d require students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall semester. But until now, public schools have largely stayed away from that requirement. Community…
| LinkedIn Faced with crippling labor shortages that are hobbling its efforts to serve as a provider of COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, CVS will hire 25,000 new workers this week. www.linkedin.com Faced with crippling labor shortages that are hobbling its efforts to serve as a provider of COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, CVS will hire 25,000 new workers this week in a large-scale "hiring spree." The nation's largest pharmacy chain has grappled with "chaotic" scenes at its stores in recent months, marked by en...
Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have announced that their mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 is safe and appears to generate a protective immune response in children as young as 5.WebMD Health News
Vaccinated kids aged 5 to 11 showed evidence of protection against the virus, the company said. The data must be reviewed by the F.D.A. before children can be inoculated.
Covid has reached even the Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic. So vaccination teams are following, and finding ways to inoculate nomadic herders.
A nationwide study of more than 3600 adults found the Moderna vaccine does a better job at preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations than the two other vaccines being used in the United States.WebMD Health News
Dr Francis Collins, director of the NIH, told Fox News Sunday that he still believes COVID-19 vaccine boosters will be made available to all Americans despite a setback last week.
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