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Date: 01/17/2017
Source: India Today
Type: In the News
With an aim to bring down the maternal and infant mortality rate in the state, the Haryana Government launched 'Project Salamati' on March 28, 2016. The project was launched by Haryana's Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar. With this, Haryana also became the first state in the country to implement the use of injectable contraceptives as a family planning measure. By using these injectable...
Date: 01/17/2017
Source: Inquirer
Type: In the News
The Department of Health (DOH) will push through with its plan to distribute condoms in schools despite criticisms from different groups, including the Catholic Church. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial assured the program’s critics that in implementing the program, the DOH would take it one step at a time. “We are taking this one step at a time because we really have to win the cooperation of the...
Date: 01/13/2017
Source: Al Monitor
Type: In the News
With the Egyptian GDP per capita decreasing and poverty rates on the rise, the parliament and the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, or Awqaf, are endeavoring to raise awareness about overpopulation, proposing legislation to encourage family planning. According to statements by officials from the Ministry of Awqaf and the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) ...
Date: 01/13/2017
Source: Malawi News Agency
Type: In the News
Looking disturbed, 20-year-old Nelson Matatizo Mumba says he is uncomfortable to come back again to Chitipa District Hospital to seek reproductive health services. The young man from Kameme Village in Traditional Authority Kameme in the district is disillusioned by the general absence of Youth Reproductive Friendly Health Services (YRFHS) at the hospital. He says the hospital no longer adheres to...
Date: 05/10/2016
Source: UN Foundation
Type: In the News
The end of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era in 2015 has provided the world with valuable and lasting lessons about what needs to be done differently and what can have a major impact in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Taking stock of progress made over the past 15 years, we have learned that many African countries did not meet MDG targets 4 and 5 to reduce maternal...
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