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Date: 05/09/2017
Source: BBC News
Type: In the News
Sayana Press has mostly been used by women in developing countries, as part of a global push to expand access to modern contraception. Working in collaboration with donor organisations has enabled the drug company Pfizer to drop the price from $1 a unit to $0.85 per dose. The move comes ahead of a big summit on family planning in London this summer. The summit, which will track progress from a...
Date: 05/08/2017
Source: BusinessWire
Type: Updates
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) today announced a multi-year extension of their collaboration to further broaden access to Pfizer’s all-in-one injectable contraceptive, Sayana® Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate), for women most in need in some of the world’s poorest countries. Sayana Press will...
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: 05/02/2017
Source: CNN
Type: In the News
At 22, Mudua Scovia is already a widower. She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. "I want to look after my children," Mudua says. "But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant." Women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US...
Date: 04/24/2017
Source: Health Reporters
Type: In the News
Today April 24, 2017 marks a historic moment as the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman Every Child Investors Group unanimously approved the Civil Societies’ Engagement Strategy that will support to roll out implementation of activities that will strengthen the participation of CSOs at global, regional and country level in GFF. It took place during the 5th GFF Investors Group Meeting...
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