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Date: 03/08/2017
Source: NewsDeeply
Type: FP2020 in the Media
A current of action and activism is surging in the U.S. to protect women’s access to contraception, triggered by a political environment in which women’s rights to reproductive healthcare is at risk. The movement understands that family planning protects women from unintended pregnancy, poor health and maternal mortality. But contraception does more than that – it allows women to lead their...
Date: 03/02/2017
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rolled out four new strategies to boost polio eradication drive, strengthen routine immunization and ensure revitalization of primary health care centres in the country. To this end, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has signed an agreement with the European Union for...
Date: 02/24/2017
Source: Daily Trust
Type: In the News
Health economists estimate Nigeria will need to invest at least $603 million (around N189.7 billion) by next year in family planning to reach its target of ensuring at least 36 out of every 100 women of child-bearing age get access to modern contraception methods. But experts meeting in Abuja at the launch on Thursday of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) said Nigeria was underfunding family planning...
Date: 01/19/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: Updates
A brutal attack by Boko Haram forced Zainab Abubakar, 28, and her six children to flee their home in northern Nigeria. “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ngala,” Ms. Abubakar told UNFPA from the Dalori displacement camp in Maiduguri. “During my escape, I lost my pregnancy.” Ms. Abubakar’s tragic miscarriage took place in 2014, but the Boko Haram crisis continues to drive women and...
Date: 04/30/2016
Source: Advance Family Planning
Type: In the News
Advance Family Planning (AFP) received a $750,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to sustain its advocacy initiative. The grant will strengthen AFP's advocacy efforts to make quality, voluntary family planning easier to access for women and girls around the world. The AFP initiative comprises more than 20 organizations in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India,...
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