From the GHN’s daily email newsletter. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health firstname.lastname@example.org
How is this happening? Some examples the report, which was 1 years in the making:
- More young girls forced into marriage to help their families survive climate-related disasters.
- As wells dry up, women travel further to collect water-increasing their exposure to sexual violence.
- Women forced to exchange sex for a dwindling supply of fish
But funding solutions is a perennial challenge.
The US is the world’s biggest donor to women’s health-but a string of proposed budget cuts threaten those efforts, notes a Think Global Health series. Even though the cuts are consistently rejected by Congress, this uncertainty affects country-level planning every year.
Another piece urges African countries to act on the “lofty declarations” they sign — particularly by addressing the “unacceptable” ratio of maternal mortality.
Related: Climate change could pose ‘catastrophic’ security threat, experts warn – Reuters