Vox — The domestic gag rule on abortion, explained

The Trump administration last year reinstated — and expanded — a rule banning family planning clinics that get aid money from the United States from performing abortions or even discussing abortion with their patients. Often called the “global gag rule,” it’s led to clinic closures and reductions in crucial services around the world. And now it might be coming to the United States.

HuffPost — Sudden Departure Of White House Global Health Security Head Has Experts Worried

Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, the head of global health security on the White House’s National Security Council, left the Trump administration on Tuesday. The news was announced one day after an Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Wired — The catch-22 of mass-prescribing antibiotics

A decade ago, a group of researchers were studying how best to prevent trachoma, a blinding bacterial infection, in clusters of villages in Ethiopia. They stumbled on a surprising result. Preventing trachoma requires periodic doses of antibiotics, and kids who received the drugs were surviving to their sixth birthday, in an area where death by the age of five is shockingly common.

Foreign Policy — Ebola Is Back. And Trump Is Trying to Kill Funding for It.

As U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, the White House discreetly released an official proposal to cut funding for children’s health programs, Medicare, and Ebola responses. The two policies may seem unrelated, but they share the same basic design — assuming vast national security risks simply for the sake of dismantling former President Barack Obama’s legacy.

Politico — Trump challenge to Native Americans’ health splits HHS, alarms Hill GOP

HHS leaders want states to settle the contentious question of whether Native Americans should get jobs in order to keep their health care — a move that likely won’t resolve the underlying challenge to tribal sovereignty and was sparked by an unusual split between the agency’s politically appointed administrators and legal counsel.