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Date: 04/11/2019
Source: The Herald
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Although Zimbabwe has one of the highest rates of contraceptive use in Southern Africa, sexually active adolescents who wish to protect themselves against sexually transmitted illnesses and unwanted pregnancies are not accessing them because of inconsistencies with current laws and other social and economic barriers. Difficulties in accessing contraceptives had seen adolescent girls exposed to...
Date: 04/10/2019
Source: India Spend
Type: FP2020 in the Media, In the News
New Delhi: India’s per capita gross domestic product (GDP) can rise an additional 13% by 2031 if family planning policies are actively prioritised, according to a new study. This can also prevent 2.9 million infant deaths and 1.2 million maternal deaths and save households Rs 77,600 crore (20%) of out-of-pocket health expenditure on childbirth and child hospitalisation, it added. Currently,...
Date: 03/26/2019
Source: FIGO
Type: FP2020 in the Media
FIGO is proud to partner with the Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NESOG) in support of the Nepalese government’s pledge to extend family planning access in Nepal: to “leave no one behind” and “reach the unreached”. At the Family Planning Summit in London, July 2017, the government reaffirmed its Family Planning 2020 commitments made in 2015.  In an attempt to ensure that women...
Date: 11/15/2018
Source: VOA Africa
Type: FP2020 in the Media
On November 14, Executive Director of FP2020 Beth Schlachter was interviewed by VOA Africa at the fifth International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. During the segment, beginning at 15:26 and ending at 16:51, Schlacter stressed the impact women's health has on a country's economy and development: "High population growth can be an impediment to all development indicators, and it...
Date: 11/14/2018
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Family Planning 2020's groundbreaking new report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries released this month shows more women and adolescent girls than ever before are making the voluntary choice to use contraception in their everyday lives. More importantly, country governments are prioritizing family planning programs as an essential part of their development strategies....
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