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Date: 05/22/2017
Source: NewsDeeply
Type: In the News
VIENTIANE, LAOS – In a strategic move to graduate the country from Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2020, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – commonly known as Laos – has held its First National Conference on Family Planning, with the theme “Investing in Family Planning for Economic Prosperity.” Initiated by the ministry of health and supported by the UNFPA, the conference brought...
Date: 05/17/2017
Source: DZRH News
Type: In the News
The Department of Health is hoping that the Supreme Court will lift its Temporary Restraining Order issued against the distribution and acquisition of contraceptives in the country. In a media forum called ‘Legal Barriers to Family Planning: Putting Women’s Lives at Risk’, DOH Spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag said that though they are preparing for the ‘worst case scenario’, the agency remains confident...
Date: 05/17/2017
Source: Standard Digital
Type: In the News
Recently, several prominent personalities including Kilifi gubernatorial aspirant Kazungu Kambi have been reported telling crowds at political gatherings to ‘multiply and fill the earth’. This is not the first time that a public figure has made such an argument. No less than five members of the National Assembly have been quoted in the press encouraging their constituents to have more children so...
Date: 05/15/2017
Source: Ghana Web
Type: In the News
“I work but the income I make is not enough to take care of my family,” says 20-year-old Salamatu Abubakar. Although not married, Salamatu is a mother of three children. At age 17, she was already a mother of a set of twin boys, two years later, she got pregnant again and gave birth to a baby girl but says she did not plan for both pregnancies. “I already come from a big family and it is...
Date: 05/15/2017
Source: Inquirer.net
Type: In the News
Two years into the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order (TRO) on the distribution of contraceptives and pregnancy-control devices, the Department of Health (DOH) continues to keep faith with the justices’ “respect for the rights of women.” “We’re positive that the [Supreme Court] will issue a decision in our favor,” said Dr. Eric Tayag, spokesperson for the DOH. “[But] it’s up to them when...
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