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Date: 07/14/2015
Source: IPPF, UNFPA
Type: Updates
By Giulia Vallese, UNFPA Nepal Representative, and Anjali Sen, Regional Director, South Asia Region, IPPF On April 25, 2015, Nepal was struck by its worst earthquake in nearly a century.  Measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, the quake destroyed nearly 600,000 and damaged almost 300,000 homes, and displaced some 2.8 million people.  More than 8,800 people were killed; tens of thousands were injured...
Date: 07/12/2015
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
By: Beth Schlachter  Executive Director, Family Planning 2020 Three years ago, global leaders gathered in London with an ambitious goal. The occasion was the landmark 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. And the goal was to empower an additional 120 million women and girls to control their own fertility and have access to modern contraception, services and information by 2020. Family Planning...
Date: 12/15/2014
Source: Government of Bangladesh
Type: Updates
The Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) has taken several steps to reduce the discontinuation rates of temporary methods: Previously all doses of injectable contraceptives (DMPA) were given by the health facility based Family Welfare Visitors (FWV) only. Community level FP providers i.e. Family Welfare Assistants (FWA) were not allowed to give injectables. The policy has been changed...
Date: 10/31/2014
Source: IPPF
Type: Updates
IPPF Member Association the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) played a very active role in making contraception free in the public sector. The Association participated in the Contraceptive Security Committee, which plays a leading role in finding solutions to challenges to contraceptive availability. In 2013, the government added contraception to the list of free services provided to...
Date: 10/30/2014
Source: IPPF
Type: Updates
Advocacy by Reproductive Health Uganda, an IPPF Member Association, helped to achieve the pledged budget allocation of USD$5 million from the government for contraceptive supplies. This work was in partnership with Advanced Family Planning.   RHU also helped achieve a task shifting policy that enables clinical staff to undertake sterilization (previously not allowed) and the establishment of the...
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