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Date: 03/06/2017
Source: Devex
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Last week’s "She Decides" conference drew 400 delegates, including 20 ministerial delegations, to Brussels to discuss the impact of the U.S. government’s “global gag rule” and to raise funds to help tackle the shortfall in family planning aid that has been created. The gag rule prevents non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations that provide services or information relating to abortion from receiving...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: Front Page Africa
Type: In the News
The Government of Liberia in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a 4-year programme aimed at the reduction of teenage pregnancies in the South East counties. The “Empowered and Fulfilled Programme” funded by the Swedish Government will complement other on-going Reproductive Health, Gender and livelihood related projects supported by UN agencies in Grand...
Date: 02/27/2017
Source: The New Times
Type: In the News
A clear monitoring framework is a must have if aspirations of the newly proposed regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill are to be achieved, an expert has said. Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) last week held public consultations in Kigali on the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Bill 2017. The Bill aims to promote women’s health and safe motherhood across the...
Date: 02/27/2017
Source: The Daily Star
Type: In the News
Bangladesh is widely recognised as a success story and as a somewhat exceptional case when it comes to the improvement of maternal and newborn health. During the 15-year era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (2000-2015) maternal mortality was halved and the number of couples, mostly women, accessing contraception increased to 62 percent. Is Bangladesh thus winning in the pursuit for...
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...
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