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Date: 05/10/2016
Source: UN Foundation
Type: In the News
The end of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era in 2015 has provided the world with valuable and lasting lessons about what needs to be done differently and what can have a major impact in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Taking stock of progress made over the past 15 years, we have learned that many African countries did not meet MDG targets 4 and 5 to reduce maternal...
Date: 03/31/2016
Source: NPR
Type: In the News
There are lots of good reasons for women to space their babies at least two years apart. Studies show higher risks of premature birth, pregnancy complications and delivery problems, as well as higher death rates in the early years when babies are born very close together. But in countries where there aren't a lot of family planning options, women end up getting pregnant again sooner than they'd...
Date: 01/25/2016
Source: FP2020
Type: FP2020 in the Media
In a global health conference first, I attended a pageant at the International Conference on Family Planning this week in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Replete with sashes and flags, representatives from 16 countries paraded onstage to the Olympics theme song. Although there were no fire breathers or piano players in the show, the delegates’ performances remained impressive: to provide updates made in...
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