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News in the Humanosphere: Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus elected next WHO Director-General

The governing body of the WHO will make its final selection today on who will replace Margaret Chan as the director general. Today, the three candidates — David Nabarro of the U.K., Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, and Sania Nishtar of Pakistan — make their final pitch at the World Health Assembly, the U.N. organization’s major annual meeting.

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News in the Humanosphere: U.S. details anti-abortion rule expansion, affecting $9bn in global health funds

The Trump administration released new anti-abortion rules that will apply to almost $9 billion in global health funding, including a massive HIV/AIDS prevention program, the State Department announced. The rules restrict any foreign nongovernmental organization receiving U.S. global health aid from using any of their other funding to “perform or actively promote abortions as a method of family planning.” (BuzzFeed)

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