Keith Martin, Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, responds to news of cuts to the CDC's epidemic prevention activities. Please read CUGH's press release for more information.
We are pleased to let you know that Consortium of Universities for Global Health is collaborating with National Peace Corps Association, Rotary, Peace Care, and World Run, Inc. to produce an annual World Health Run. The 2018 run will be held on April 7 (World Health Day). CUGH’s participation in this event will enable Member Institutions or Student Groups to raise funds and awareness for a domestic or international health-related project, support CUGH global activities, and build the conversation around health equity, globally.
Reproductive health is a lifetime concern for both women and men, from infancy to old age. Evidence shows that reproductive health in any of these life stages has a profound effect on one's health later in life. UNFPA supports programs tailored to the different challenges people face at different times in their lives, including comprehensive sexuality education, family planning, antenatal and safe delivery care, post-natal care, services to prevent sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), and services facilitating early diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health illnesses (including breast and cervical cancer).
UNFPA works with governments, the private sector, other UN agencies, and donors to develop comprehensive efforts to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care. UNFPA advocates for integrating the delivery of these services into primary health care, so it is as accessible as possible. This means, for instance, that a woman could address her family planning, antenatal care, HIV testing and general health needs all in one place.
Developed from a review of evidence and stakeholder testimony and contributions, the 2017 report by the Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent (IAP) centres on accountability to adolescents as well as broader measures for accelerating progress on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, with a focus on equity.
To access the report go to: https://iapewec.org/reports/2017report/