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Date: 07/29/2019
Source: All Africa
Type: In the News
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies has challenged parents in rural areas to respect family planning programmes if they are to satisfy the needs of their children. Donatille Mukabalisa delivered the message on Saturday when she, alongside 17 Members of Parliament and local leaders, joined residents of Karama Sector, Nyagatare District in the monthly community work known as Umuganda. "The...
Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Nepali Times
Type: In the News
Two nurses visiting distant Maharudra Health Post in Baitadi had packed up, said goodbye to staff and started down the road when two local women waved down their jeep. “We want to have an implant,” they said. The nurses told the women they would be back next week, but they insisted: “We have walked three hours, leaving our breastfed babies to get our implants.” The nurses relented, the jeep...
Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Dawn
Type: In the News
KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho on Thursday launched ‘Sindh FP2020 Helpline’ called ‘Poocho’ (Ask) that would be available for the adult population to guide them on family planning and related issues, officials said. “This helpline is a reliable source of 24/7 family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and counselling services, especially for adolescents and...
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...
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