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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

The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

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Trump Administration Announces Expanded Mexico City Policy; Plan Will Impact All U.S. Global…

ABC News: Abortion restrictions expanded for foreign nonprofits receiving U.S. health funds “The Trump administration is expanding a policy that requires foreign non-governmental organizations to neither perform nor promote abortion as a method of family planning, if they receive U.S. global health assistance funding…” (Finnegan, 5/15). Associated Press: Trump details anti-abortion ban over U.S.


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


Strong Coffee, Stronger Women

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Money for her or for him? Unpacking the impact of capital infusions for female enterprises

In a 2009 paper, David McKenzie and coauthors Chris Woodruff and Suresh de Mel find that giving cash grants to male entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka has a positive and significant return, while giving the same to women did not.   David followed this up with work with coauthors in Ghana that compared in-kind and cash grants for women and men.  Again, better returns for men (with in-kind working for some


Strong Coffee, Stronger Women

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Family Planning Investments Could Reduce Maternal Deaths In 4 Ways

Huffington Post: Dollars and Sense … Investing in Mothers Jay Gribble, deputy director of family planning/reproductive health at Palladium’s Health Policy Plus “…Scientists have identified four ways that family planning can reduce maternal deaths. The first one is simple: if a woman does not become pregnant (through contraceptive use) then she avoids the risk of…More


Catholic Church In The Philippines Remains ‘Important Political Actor’ In Debate Over…

The Conversation: Inside the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health Gideon Lasco, PhD candidate in medical anthropology at Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam “On January 9 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning methods. The document also called…More


New Birth Waiting Homes to Welcome Expectant Mothers in Sierra Leone

Photo by Emily Bearse / Partners In HealthSupporters gather near the newly built waiting homes during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of April. Others are bigger. Elsewhere they’re more plentiful. But it’s tough to beat the understated dignity of the new birth waiting homes that Partners In Health opened in eastern Sierra Leone last week. The three white houses sit on a hill at the quiet edge of the city of Koidu.


Reproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha Brady

As Martha Brady sees it, reproductive health is more than family planning. “We should be thinking about women’s health more broadly, across the life cycle,” says Martha, the new director of PATH’s Reproductive Health program. In her view, reproductive health encompasses the rights of individuals to make decisions concerning their own sexual activity and reproduction, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malariaInnovation: the key to an economic revolution in AfricaThe surprising consequences of tuberculosis ;


Guttmacher Institute Policy Analysis Examines Impacts Of U.S. International Family Planning…

Guttmacher Institute: Just the Numbers: The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance This policy analysis examines the benefits of U.S. international family planning assistance and the impacts of decreasing or eliminating this funding. According to the analysis, “[E]ach decrease of $10 million in U.S.


Access To Family Planning Critical For Women’s Economic Empowerment, CGD Experts Say

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Women’s Economic Empowerment Means Access to Family Planning Too Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer and senior fellow at CGD, and Rachel Silverman, CGD senior policy analyst, write, “The development community was abuzz with a co-authored column in the Financial Times this week; Ivanka Trump and Jim Yong…More


Access To Family Planning Critical For Women’s Economic Empowerment, CGD Experts Say

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Women’s Economic Empowerment Means Access to Family Planning Too Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer and senior fellow at CGD, and Rachel Silverman, CGD senior policy analyst, write, “The development community was abuzz with a co-authored column in the Financial Times this week; Ivanka Trump and Jim Yong…More


The Economist Examines Family Planning, Contraception Use In Nigeria

The Economist: The problems of family planning in Nigeria “…Many Nigerian Muslims believe that pills and condoms are part of a Western plot to stop Muslims from multiplying. And in poor, rural areas, centuries of experience have taught people that having lots of children makes economic sense. … So the government in Kaduna, a majority-Muslim…More


China, 31 African Nations Hold Ministerial Conference On Health Cooperation

Xinhua News: China, Africa enhance cooperation in health “China and African countries held a ministerial conference [in Pretoria, South Africa,] on Monday with the aim of stepping up China-Africa cooperation in health. Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission Li Bin, and health ministers from 31 African countries attended…More


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