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Date: 06/23/2017
Source: The Times of India
Type: In the News
PUNE: Injectable contraceptive, which was within the reach of affluent few till recently, will soon be made available for the underprivileged at public hospitals for free. The state government has received 80,000 injectable contraceptive doses through the Union government under its National Family Welfare Programme. It will be made available at government-run medical colleges attached hospitals,...
Date: 05/09/2017
Source: Department of Health, Philippines
Type: Updates
On behalf of the Philippine government and the Filipino people, the top leadership of the Department of Health (DOH) welcomes attendees of Family Planning 2020’s (FP2020) second Asia Regional Focal Point Workshop, which is being held in Manila from May 8-10. In her opening remarks on the two-day international workshop, Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial noted that the...
Date: 05/02/2017
Source: Hindustan Times
Type: In the News
A total of 33 women in the city died after undergoing tubectomy — a female sterilisation surgery — in the last ten years. The data was accessed through a query filed under Right to Information (RTI) Act by activist Chetan Kothari, who alleged that these deaths were an outcome of poor facilities in the public hospitals. Tubectomy is a permanent contraceptive method for women and is promoted by the...
Date: 04/26/2017
Source: The Economic Times
Type: In the News
Free condom boxes at strategic locations in cities and villages, a kit for newly-wed couples with packs of condoms, emergency contraceptive pills and a pregnancy testing kit, and saas-bahu sammelans are Uttar Pradesh government's latest tools to drive home the message of family planning in its post populous districts.  The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to roll out a new central family...
Date: 04/11/2017
Source: Ulla Muller and Shumon Sengupta
Type: In the News
On National Safe Motherhood Day (April 11), a look at how removing the obstacles to obtaining contraception and ensuring continued accessibility to various methods of birth control are vital for decreasing India’s maternal death toll. By the time you finish reading this, another woman in India would have died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. India averages one maternal death...
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