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Date: 11/23/2018
Source: Bhekisisa
Type: In the News
For more than a decade, obstetrician Coceka Mnyani’s conversations with her patients followed a script.  Had they used contraceptives before? Did they want more children? What contraceptive did they plan on using after delivery and why?  “Depending on what a woman said, you would advise, you know, ‘that’s not such a great idea, have you thought about this’, ‘maybe this one would be a better...
Date: 11/15/2018
Source: ICFP Hub
Type: In the News
At a time of unprecedented importance for women’s health and rights, I am heartened to see how the global family planning community is working together as never before to ensure women are able to plan if and when to have a child—to live the lives they have dreamed for themselves. Our efforts are paying off and revealing what is possible when we come together around common problems. A prime...
Date: 10/31/2018
Source: BBC
Type: In the News
Mothers should wait at least a year between giving birth and getting pregnant again to reduce health risks to mother and baby, a new study says. But researchers say they need not wait as long as the 18 months recommended in the current World Health Organization guidelines. Small gaps between pregnancies risk premature births, smaller babies and infant and mother mortality. The researchers hope...
Date: 09/14/2018
Source: Setopati
Type: In the News
The House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Bill, 2075 BS Friday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav had presented a proposal seeking passage of the bill in the meeting of the lower house of the Federal Parliament Friday. Prior to this, Minister Yadav had presented a proposal seeking deliberations...
Date: 08/06/2018
Source: Dhaka Tribune
Type: In the News
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and UNICEF Bangladesh have jointly launched the National Plan of Action (NPA) aiming to end child marriage in the country. The goal of the NPA is to end the marriage of girls below 15 years of age and to reduce by one third the rate of marriage for girls of 18 years in 2021, and to completely eliminate child marriages by 2041. The launching ceremony was...
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