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Date: 01/17/2017
Source: IOL
Type: In the News
After liberalizing Ethiopia’s abortion law in 2005, the government implemented programs designed to train health care providers, to equip facilities and expand the services they offer and to integrate abortion care into broader reproductive health services. These efforts have resulted in significant improvements in access to abortion and postabortion care in the country. A new study reveals that...
Date: 01/17/2017
Source: Indian Express
Type: In the News
The Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme was launched almost two decades ago to reduce the maternal mortality ratio, the infant mortality rate and total fertility rate. However, women in slums remain largely unaware of their own reproductive health as well as the related healthcare services. While the awareness level among such women about the ante-natal care was good, not many were...
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) ...
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