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Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a Read More

A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More

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Donations To She Decides International Family Planning Initiative ‘Still Coming In,’…

Devex: She Decides fund for family planning takes shape “Six months after U.S. President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of an extended ‘global gag rule,’ the She Decides family planning movement launched in its wake is beginning to take shape. A spokesperson told Devex that donations ‘have risen substantially’ since the She Decides conference in March, when…More


Faith-Based Organizations Explore Involvement With Family Planning Activities At Wilson Center…

Washington Times: Faith-based groups face dilemma in cooperating with family planning organizations “…Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and churches are effective vehicles for family planning education and resources, but religious convictions often deter such institutions from partnering in the cause. An event Tuesday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars — attended by about 100 people,…More


Global Community, Governments Should Strengthen Commitment To Women, Access To Family Planning…

Huffington Post: When Women Are In Charge Of Family Planning, Everyone Wins Jyoti Vajpayee, senior program officer for family planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India “…When women are empowered, they become active participants in decision-making for their family — determining its size, for instance. Enabling women to make informed decisions on…More


CGD Podcast Discusses Future Of Family Planning Funding, Strategic Resource Allocation

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: The Future of Family Planning — Podcast with Rachel Silverman In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Rachel Silverman, CGD’s assistant director of global health policy, about the future of financing international family planning efforts (7/19).


Meeting Global Need For Family Planning, Maternal, Newborn Care In Developing Countries Would…

Huffington Post: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health: The Value Of $8 Seema Jalan, executive director of the Universal Access Project “…Just-released data from the Guttmacher Institute found that meeting the global need for family planning and maternal and newborn health care in developing regions would cost just $8.39 per person per year. Imagine: less than…More


Donors Commit $207M To UNFPA At London Family Planning Summit; Agency Needs Additional $700M…

Associated Press: $207 million pledged to U.N. population agency facing U.S. cuts “The U.N. Population Fund, which has seen all funding cut by the Trump administration, says donors have committed $207 million to help expand family planning services and strengthen national health programs. But the agency, known as UNFPA, says it still needs $700 million…More


Digital Technologies Improving Access To Family Planning For India’s Youth

Inter Press Service: Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future “Online shopping may have its pros and cons, but when it comes to buying products that have an invisible morality tag, it’s the safest possible option, believes Franklin Paul. One of India’s most vocal advocates for youth rights to sexual health, education, and products,…More


FT Health Discusses Family Planning Summit, Features Excerpts From Melinda Gates’s Speech

FT Health: Family planning pledges more important than ever The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses pledges made at the 2017 Family Planning Summit in London last week, as well as funding challenges. The newsletter features excerpts from a speech made by Melinda Gates during the summit and provides a…More


Blog Posts Highlight Pledges Made At London Family Planning Summit, Next Steps For Donors

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Family Planning Summit Raises Much-Needed Funds. Now It’s Time for Donors to Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real. Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst with CGD, discusses her attendance at this week’s London Family Planning Summit, writing, “With significant new money raised for the cause — an…More


Devex Highlights 4 Key Takeaways From London Family Planning Summit

Devex: Highlights from the London Family Planning Summit “The London Family Planning Summit held in the United Kingdom on Tuesday has been heralded a major success — raising at least $2.5 billion in new funding commitments for reproductive health services, signing up new partners and countries to its 2020 targets, and delivering a renewed sense…More


Danish Family Planning Aid Will Help ‘Limit Migration’ Of Africans To Europe, Development…

BBC News: Denmark’s contraception aid to Africa ‘to limit migration’ “Denmark has pledged more funds for family planning in developing nations, saying this could also help ‘limit the migration pressure on Europe.’ The Minister for Development Co-operation, Ulla Tørnæs, said Copenhagen would contribute 91m kroner (£11m; $14m) for the program. She said unwanted pregnancies had…More


PAI Examines History Of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

PAI: Cents and Sensibility: U.S. International Family Planning Assistance from 1965 to the Present This report discusses the history of U.S. international family planning assistance and includes an interactive graph containing funding data from 1965 to the present (July 2017).


U.K.’s Role In Expanding Global Access To Family Planning ‘More Important Than Ever’ In…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: A smart investment for Britain: family planning Julia Bunting, president of the Population Council and member of the FP2020 Reference Group “…For Britain, as the global landscape continues to shift, now is the moment to recommit to its unique role as a key driver in expanding family planning access, especially in light…More


New Paper Identifies Actions To Accelerate Family Planning Efforts In Humanitarian Contexts

Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises: Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts “…In preparation [for the London Family Planning Summit,] the Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) convened an expert consultation on family planning in humanitarian contexts … At the expert consultation, IAWG members presented their…More


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