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Date: 04/11/2019
Source: Xinhua
Type: In the News
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Tuesday signed a five-million-U.S. dollar cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening the country's ailing health sector. Mary Otieno, UNFPA representative in South Sudan said the three-year work plan seeks to strength health sector through training of health workers and also facilitate procurement and...
Date: 11/14/2018
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Family Planning 2020's groundbreaking new report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries released this month shows more women and adolescent girls than ever before are making the voluntary choice to use contraception in their everyday lives. More importantly, country governments are prioritizing family planning programs as an essential part of their development strategies....
Date: 05/04/2017
Source: NewsDeeply
Type: In the News
THE TARPAULIN ROOF had barely been nailed down when the maternity clinic in the Bidibidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda welcomed its first patient. A woman who had fled violence in South Sudan arrived at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) temporary health center in labor. The makeshift structure was equipped and staffed to ensure a safe delivery of her baby. In many ways, it was...
Date: 03/06/2017
Source: Daily Monitor
Type: In the News
A new East African Legislative Assembly Bill is seeking to introduce contraceptives for children in member states; days after the Ministry of Health disowned a policy proposing the same for children aged 10 to 19 years in Uganda. Once passed into a law, the Bill dubbed the “EAC Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Bill 2017,” will bind the East African Community member states to provide...
Date: 01/18/2017
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
It is late afternoon when the white Jeep pulls up outside a compound attached to one of the largest camps for families fleeing South Sudan’s civil war. Accompanied by two UN police officers, a woman steps out and walks briskly past a rusty shipping container holding the man who allegedly raped her less than 24 hours earlier. In a country where UN investigators say sexual violence remains ignored...
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