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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: 02/27/2017
Source: NTV
Type: In the News
Parents are seeking signatures to petition Parliament against a Ministry of Health policy that encourages girls who are 10 years and above to seek family planning. Stephen Langa the Executive Director of Family Life Network says the policy clearly undermines the moral values while a lawyer revealed it contravenes both municipal laws and international conventions.
Date: 02/24/2017
Source: Daily Trust
Type: In the News
Health economists estimate Nigeria will need to invest at least $603 million (around N189.7 billion) by next year in family planning to reach its target of ensuring at least 36 out of every 100 women of child-bearing age get access to modern contraception methods. But experts meeting in Abuja at the launch on Thursday of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) said Nigeria was underfunding family planning...
Date: 02/22/2017
Source: The New Times
Type: In the News
There is need to expand birth control teachings among teenagers in part to control teenage pregnancies, the Minister for Gender and Family Promotion Esperance Nyirasafari has said. Pregnancy among teenage girls in Rwanda increased from 6.1 per cent to 7.3 per cent according to the demographic and health survey 2014/2015. “Youth are increasingly becoming sexually active,” Minister Nyirasafari said...
Date: 01/23/2017
Source: Huffington Post
Type: In the News
We have close to 236.5 million adolescents in India today. This young generation, aged between 10 and 19 years, is the future of this country. They will drive our economic growth and social development in the decades to come and take us down the road to prosperity, provided we ensure that their health and wellbeing becomes and remains a top national priority. Adolescence is a critical stage in...
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