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Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Huffington Post
Type: In the News
In 1952, India, a fresh-faced nation, was one of the first countries to recognise the need for family planning and formulate a National Family Planning Programme. The country's sustained efforts over the years to achieve population stabilisation have yielded positive results. Most recent data reveal that India has attained a total fertility rate of 2.3 and the urban fertility rate has fallen to 1...
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Graphic Online
Type: In the News
The National Population Council (NPC) had held a two-day workshop to build the capacity of the cast of a television series that promote adolescent sexuality and rights, to be role models and ambassadors in their localities. The cast, who are themselves young persons star in the YOLO (You only live once) television series that seeks to increase young people's access to appropriate health...
Date: 02/27/2017
Source: Le Soleil
Type: In the News
Le Sénégal a élaboré un nouveau cadre stratégique national de planification familiale pour la période 2016-2020. La cérémonie de lancement s’est tenue, jeudi dernier, en présence du ministre de la Santé et de l’Action sociale, Awa Marie Coll Seck, et des représentants des partenaires. L’objectif est de faire passer le taux de planification familiale (Tpf) pour les femmes en union de 21% à 45% en...
Date: 02/27/2017
Source: The New Times
Type: In the News
A clear monitoring framework is a must have if aspirations of the newly proposed regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill are to be achieved, an expert has said. Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) last week held public consultations in Kigali on the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Bill 2017. The Bill aims to promote women’s health and safe motherhood across the...
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...
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