HOS flats a dilemma for market and government A family of seven spanning three generations lives like sardines, crammed into a 700-square-foot Home Ownership Scheme flat in Shau Kei Wan. But despite the crowded living conditions, the Huang family has no plans to look for a bigger flat. The reason is simple: they cannot afford to.
We need birth control, not geoengineering The pill, condoms and IUDs are some of the most effective – and cheap – weapons the world has to fight climate change. From Grist, part of the Guardian Environment NetworkI've written about my choice not to have children. What's all too easy to forget is that many women still don't have any reasonable choice about their fertility. An estimated 200 million women around the world don't have access to family-planning tools. If they did, 52 million unwanted pregnancies could be averted every year, according to the Guttmacher Institute [PDF]. I'm not talking government mandates or coercion or heavy-handed tactics — those approaches aren't just ethically dubious, they're wholly unnecessary. We just need to give every woman everywhere contraceptive options so she can have basic control over how many children she has and how close together she has them — something that we in the developed world take completely for granted. If we did so, many women would choose on their own to have fewer children, or to space them further apart. Not only would there be fewer new bodies on our already crowded planet, but the lives of women and the children they do choose to have would be improved.Most green groups don't like to talk about all this — population has become the third rail of the environmental community (more on that in a future post). Technologists don't like to either — they'd rather talk about traveling-wave nuclear reactors and CO2-sucking machines and space sunshades. We do need to explore and invest in cleantech options; climate change is serious enough that it requires all of our best efforts in all arenas.But it may be that many of the technologies with the most potential for averting climate change already exist — the pill, the condom, the IUD. We just need to spread t ピル、コンドームとIUDsはいくつかの最も効果的 - 安い - 武器、世界は、気候変動と戦うためにしています
Beyond the baby factory for women in the developing world | Marie Staunton The burning issue on maternal health in the world's poorest countries is for women to take control of their own bodiesGiving birth in the UK is complicated. Antenatal checks, ultrasounds, blood tests, BMI indices, dating scans and more – and that's before delivery. Giving birth in sub-Saharan Africa is simple by comparison. You can walk five hours for a basic check-up, if able. Then again, you are far less likely to survive.Across the developing world there are none of the integrated healthcare services for expectant mothers that are universally available in the west. That means mothers-to-be have to visit up to five different healthcare providers for services that could be provided by one clinic.And that is after conception. The burning issue on maternal health in the world's poorest countries is for women to take control of their own bodies and for their choices to be respected: when to have children, how often to have children, if to have children at all. Of course efforts to prevent deaths before, during and after childbirth should be a priority, but so should encouraging and empowering young women to pursue whatever life they choose for themselves. We must provide more career prospects than the baby factory alone.This view of women as more than childbearers was a call that echoed around last week's Women Deliver conference in Washington DC, yet the reality is that many countries still continue to care little for a more holistic approach to women's health. To reduce maternal mortality we must address the unmet needs for family planning and reproductive health alongside the unmet needs of pregnant women. If women aren't able to plan when they have children, then they have little chance when it comes to life's other big decisions, including education and job prospects 世界の最貧国の妊産婦の健康の情熱的な問題は、女性は複雑です英国で自分のbodiesGiving出生のコントロールを取るためです
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Michael Tomasky: What's next in the Senate The WashPost has a good rundown this morning of what comes next in the Senate. The language of the so-called reconciliation patch is here. As you can see it covers a range of issues, some that Obama brought up when he proposed his plan on Feb. 22, like closing the donut-hole completely, and then of course the longer-standing differences between the Senate and House versions, especially on revenue.From the Post:A small group of senators and staffers is expected to gather Monday with the Senate parliamentarian to determine whether a tax on high-cost insurance policies would affect the Social Security trust fund, and whether that would violate prohibitions against altering Social Security through the reconciliation process. Republicans say a ruling on their side could short-circuit the process, but Democrats are confident about their provision. The story doesn't go into the nitty-gritty, but as I get it it's like this. The bill will tax family plans above $27,500. The expectation is that insurers will simply reduce the cost of those plans to avoid tax. When they do so, they (and employers who buy their plans) will be reducing the employee's benefits. Therefore, employers might choose to compensate employees with higher salaries. Higher salaries means higher taxes, including higher Social Security taxes. Therefore, this Republican argument goes, the bill will affect the Soc Sec trust fund.That's a lot of if's. And if (that's another one!) the parliamentarian buys this argument, then Republicans could well succeed in forcing a change to the Senate bill, which the House would then have to vote on again. So it's complicated. But the bill passed last night will be law as soon as Obama signs it, tomorrow maybe. Nothing that happens in the Senate can change that. The only thing a WashPost良い荒廃、次に何が上院で来るのは今朝しています
Obama gets brickbats and plaudits over global health budget Hot on the heels of the Gates Foundation $10 billion donation to vaccines and Bill and Melinda's impassioned pleas to governments to increase their aid comes President Obama's budget announcement, which has attracted both praise and blame.Among those who say he is a good guy is the Global Health Council, lauding him for a 9% increase in the Fiscal Year 2011 budget request to Congress. This is their analysis of how the money is to be parcelled out.The Council is happy that there are increases for maternal and child health and malaria and family planning (Obama lifted the Global Gag or Mexico City rule imposed by Bush which prevented any US funds going to overseas organisations including UN agencies which were prepared even to discuss abortion with women). But other organisations are not happy and foremost among the critics is the formidable Jeff Sachs of Columbia University, who has labelled the budget request a Very Big Disappointment. Read his full comments on the Global Aids Alliance site here. Sachs plays the security card and reproaches the Obama administration:If we invest only four percent of the military spending in the development approach it's going to be a very unhappy world and a very dangerous world for us in terms of health, in terms of poverty, in terms of conflict. I expected better of the administration. This President campaigned with wonderful words pointing out that development was a path to national security but he's not following through in real programmatic terms. It seems a shame if scarcity of cash means Aids has to be played off against maternal health, when both urgently need more money. And US donations to the Global Fund for HIV/Aids, TB and Malaria, which has proven to be a very effective way of channelling donor cash into good disease-figh ホットゲイツ財団のかかとを政府にワクチンやビルアンドメリンダの熱烈な嘆願に100億ドルの寄付金の援助を増やすには、両方の称賛と人の彼はいいやつなんだと言うblame.Amongを集めているオバマ大統領の予算案発表は、付属されグローバル衛生審議会は、平成7年議会は2011年予算の概算要求では、9％増加したために。賞賛する