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Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Vinoy Manning, Devex
Type: In the News
The 2019 general elections in India saw a record turnout of women — equal to the percentage of male voters — and indicating that women expect the majority government of the day to prioritize and address their needs.  One of their primary expectations is improved access to women’s sexual reproductive health and rights services. India’s public health expenditure has for long remained a paltry 1.5%...
Date: 07/18/2019
Source: The Asian Age
Type: In the News
The private member’s bill, `The Population Regulation Bill, 2019’, introduced by Member of Parliament Shri Rakesh Sinha in the Rajya Sabha on July 12, 2019 calls for punitive action against people with more than two living children, including disqualification from being an elected representative, denial of financial benefits and reduction in benefits under the public distribution system. The bill...
Date: 07/17/2019
Source: Business Recorder
Type: In the News
After the independence of Pakistan, it has been noted that the decades of 1950, 60s and much of 70s can be regarded as spearheading towards global initiatives for eradication of diseases like malaria, small pox etc. However, the Alma Ata Conference on primary healthcare in 1978 marked the beginning of worldwide efforts on prevention and primary healthcare. These efforts got further impetus with...
Date: 07/17/2019
Source: IntraHealth International
Type: In the News
Here’s how the country could overcome them by 2020. The Ouagadougou Partnership is nearing the end of its 2015-2020 acceleration phase. This alliance of nine West African countries set an ambitious goal to reach 2.2 million new women and girls with modern contraceptives during those five years. So far, they’ve reached over 1.8 million. Their success now hinges on maintaining the momentum they’ve...
Date: 07/09/2019
Source: Daily Monitor
Type: In the News
Government has indicated the country is on course to meet the family planning 2020 commitments aimed at increasing the uptake of contraceptive use in the country as a tool to control the rapid population growth by next year. Initially made in 2012, the commitments were revised two years back to reduce the unmet need for family planning to 10 per cent and increase the modern contraceptive...
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