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Date: 05/01/2019
Source: The Daily Show
Type: In the News
Melinda Gates explains how empowering women can have a ripple effect around the world and how birth control can be an anti-poverty tool.
Date: 04/23/2019
Source: Relief Web
Type: In the News
“I was inside our house when I heard powerful explosions and intense gunfire,” Nadia Muson, 35, told UNFPA. Eight months pregnant and the mother of six, she and her family were within earshot of the armed conflict in their municipality of Datu Salibo, Magindanao, in the newly formed political entity Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Philippines. “I was so anxious and...
Date: 04/23/2019
Source: Boston Globe
Type: In the News
Two budding entrepreneurs at Tufts University were recently awarded $15,000 for their proposal to improve health for female Bangladeshi garment workers. The annual Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition gives faculty, students, alumni and staff the chance to win cash and temporary office spacefor a business idea they pitch. Earlier this month, the competition announced it would divvy up $150,000 in...
Date: 04/23/2019
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
Women have advocated for reproductive health, child spacing and family planning in the 16 local councils of Taraba. According to them, observance of family planning methods would reduce the high infant and maternal rate in the state. Galvanised by the Social Behavourial Change (SBCC) Committee led by the Galadima of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Tukur; the leadership of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) as...
Date: 04/23/2019
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths. According to National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), the maternal mortality is one of the highest in the world with an estimate of 574 maternal deaths for every 100, 000 live births. This huge burden of maternal deaths makes the reduction of...
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