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Date: 07/29/2019
Source: ADA Derana
Type: In the News
In Sri Lanka, about 360,000 women become pregnant every year and 1 out of 3 of these pregnancies are estimated to be unplanned pregnancies, stated Dr. Kapila Jayaratne, the Secretary of SLMA and Consultant Community Medicine.  The Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) facilitated a dialogue with Religious Leaders,...
Date: 07/29/2019
Source: All Africa
Type: In the News
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies has challenged parents in rural areas to respect family planning programmes if they are to satisfy the needs of their children. Donatille Mukabalisa delivered the message on Saturday when she, alongside 17 Members of Parliament and local leaders, joined residents of Karama Sector, Nyagatare District in the monthly community work known as Umuganda. "The...
Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Nepali Times
Type: In the News
Two nurses visiting distant Maharudra Health Post in Baitadi had packed up, said goodbye to staff and started down the road when two local women waved down their jeep. “We want to have an implant,” they said. The nurses told the women they would be back next week, but they insisted: “We have walked three hours, leaving our breastfed babies to get our implants.” The nurses relented, the jeep...
Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Dawn
Type: In the News
KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho on Thursday launched ‘Sindh FP2020 Helpline’ called ‘Poocho’ (Ask) that would be available for the adult population to guide them on family planning and related issues, officials said. “This helpline is a reliable source of 24/7 family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and counselling services, especially for adolescents and...
Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Vinoy Manning, Devex
Type: In the News
The 2019 general elections in India saw a record turnout of women — equal to the percentage of male voters — and indicating that women expect the majority government of the day to prioritize and address their needs.  One of their primary expectations is improved access to women’s sexual reproductive health and rights services. India’s public health expenditure has for long remained a paltry 1.5%...
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