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Date: 03/30/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Press Releases
Leaders from Canada, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, and Uganda, as well as Faith to Action Network, and Population Council join newly expanded governing body for FP2020 Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017) – Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), the global partnership dedicated to empowering women to access and use quality, rights-based family planning information, services, and supplies, today announced the...
Date: 03/28/2017
Source: Global Health Now
Type: In the News
The caseload for a midwife in the Kotido district of Karamoja, tucked in a remote part of north-eastern Uganda, strains belief: with just 18 midwives serving 9,600 mothers, according to district health officials, each midwife cares for at least 533 mothers a year. That’s more than triple the number recommended by the WHO (1 midwife/175 mothers a year). As a result, midwives are overloaded, says...
Date: 03/24/2017
Source: Huffington Post
Type: In the News
Margaret Nakanjakke was born in a small village in Uganda. As a young adult, she worked hard selling banana leaves, eggplant and plantains by the roadside to support her family and pay her school fees. A star student – and close to graduation – Margaret became pregnant at age 18. Margaret dropped out of school and was kicked out of her home. She gave birth to a son, but he was taken from her...
Date: 03/17/2017
Source: Coastweek
Type: In the News
Policymakers and health campaigners attended the launch of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) which is supported by bilateral donors and foundations to expand access to contraceptives among women of child bearing age in the region. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for planning and devolution, Mwangi Kiunjuri said the launch of a home grown initiative to reactivate family planning services is timely as the...
Date: 03/07/2017
Source: New Vision
Type: In the News
Every March 8, is International Women’s Day, marking a time in which to reflect upon and celebrate women’s progress on the emancipation and empowerment agenda. This year’s theme “Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” necessitates further reflection on some of the procreative considerations that impact women’s engagement in productive work. Fertility rates can impact women’s...
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