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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

How Developing Nations Are Harnessing Green Technologies

By: Julie Potyraj Tamil Nadu is a state on the southern tip of India steeped in history. Its countless fishing villages near the Bay of Read More

Do Mothers Have a Say?

A recent breakthrough in genetic engineering suggests new options in treating genetic diseases while raises ethical concerns. By Yvaine Ye Her phone rang. It was Read More

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U.N. Appoints Natalia Kanem Of Panama To Head UNFPA; Advocates Call For Strong, Supportive…

Devex: Family planning sector welcomes Kanem as new UNFPA head “Family planning advocates and women’s rights groups have welcomed Dr. Natalia Kanem’s appointment as the new head of the United Nations Population Fund and called on her to take a strong and supportive stance on divisive issues, including abortion, comprehensive sexuality education, and rights for…More


On World Contraception Day, Advocates Encourage Working Directly With Women, Girls In Need

Devex: Work with women not for them, say advocates on World Contraception Day “World Contraception Day presents a chance for organizations to highlight ways to reach the more than 214 million women worldwide without access to reliable family planning options. This year, the emphasis among many advocates who spoke to Devex is on the importance…More


How Developing Nations Are Harnessing Green Technologies

By: Julie Potyraj Tamil Nadu is a state on the southern tip of India steeped in history. Its countless fishing villages near the Bay of Read More


Marie Stopes International Closing, Scaling Back Programs Due To Reinstatement Of Mexico City…

CBC News: Trump changes to foreign aid restricting access to family planning services in poorest countries “Women in some of the poorest countries in the world are already feeling the effects of the Trump administration’s sweeping changes to foreign aid, and the impact will only widen, advocates say. The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy…More


Do Mothers Have a Say?

A recent breakthrough in genetic engineering suggests new options in treating genetic diseases while raises ethical concerns. By Yvaine Ye Her phone rang. It was Read More


September 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The September 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various issues, including the vulnerability of pregnant refugees, family planning services provision in Africa, and the economic impact of vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries (September 2017).


Egypt Implements Strategy To Promote Birth Control, Reduce Birth Rates

Reuters: Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth “Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development…” (Awadalla, 8/30).


HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plans of Sub-Saharan African countries: an analysis for gender…

AbstractNational Strategic Plans (NSPs) for HIV/AIDS are country planning documents that set priorities for programmes and services, including a set of targets to quantify progress toward national and international goals.


Costing essential services package provided by a non-governmental organization network in…

AbstractThe health profile of Bangladesh has improved remarkably, yet gaps in delivering quality health care remain.


Uganda Proposes Budget Cuts To Family Planning Efforts In Country

allAfrica/The East African: Uganda Threatens to Reduce Funding to Family Planning “Uganda is planning to cut back on funding for family planning activities, which could jeopardize its plans to attain middle-income status by 2020. Though reasons for the cutback are yet to be given, sources say the government is banking on donors to step in…More


DKT México Uses ‘Fun Strategy’ To Reach Adolescents, Young Adults With Contraceptive…

Huffington Post: How to Promote Contraceptives to Teens in Latin America? Don’t Be Boring David J. Olson, global health communications and social marketing adviser “…In 2015, DKT México launched a family planning campaign focused on increasing awareness of pregnancy among teenagers and young adults. They opted for a serious, medical campaign in traditional pharmaceutical company…More


CSIS Podcast Features Episodes Discussing Outlook For International Family Planning, Preventing…

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take As Directed”: The London Summit and the Outlook for International Family Planning Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, about the achievements of and challenges to the FP2020 partnership meeting its goals. Schlachter “stressed the importance…More


Guttmacher Institute Examines Benefits Of Family Planning Assistance, Potential Impacts Of U.S….

Guttmacher Institute: The Benefits of Investing in International Family Planning — and the Price of Slashing Funding Sneha Barot, senior policy manager at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses the benefits of international family planning assistance, including health, economic, social, and environmental benefits, as well as the potential impacts of U.S. cuts to family planning assistance (8/1).


Some Experts Question Motives Behind West African Governments’ Pledge To Increase Family…

Quartz: West African governments want to cut population growth in half, but for whose benefit? “…[O]n July 22, West African politicians took a new and unusual step to curb population growth themselves. At a conference on health and family planning in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West African parliamentarians committed to allocate five percent of national budgets…More


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