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Date: 09/06/2017
Source: World Health Organization
Type: In the News
Access to contraceptives in Africa has not increased at the same pace as elsewhere in the world. Some African nations are investing in family planning services to reduce fertility rates, improve economic development and their population’s health. Tatum Anderson reports. Berhane Assefa, national family-planning coordinator in Africa’s second most populous country, Ethiopia, recalls that only 20...
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: 03/29/2017
Source: PAHO/WHO
Type: Updates
A new partnership between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Government of Canada aims to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths addressing reproductive needs of women as well as health care priorities of newborns and infants in Haiti. The SESAME project aims to improve the health, the lives and rights of women and children in Haiti and to advance the...
Date: 03/08/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) commends the World Health Organization (WHO) for continuing to closely monitor research and evidence and update guidance on hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition.   The WHO released new guidance March 2, 2017 stating that women at high risk of acquiring HIV can use progestogen-only injectables, but when considering use they should receive comprehensive...
Date: 05/30/2016
Source: BHEKISISA
Type: FP2020 in the Media
When Kenyan Eunice Achieng, 24, found out that she was pregnant for the fourth time in six years she could not stop crying. Her other pregnancies had been hard on her young body and her first two babies were always in the hospital. Weak, sick and feeling alone, Eunice knew that she did not want to get pregnant again. Nearly 1 in 3 women in poorer countries have an unintended and completely...
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