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Date: 11/12/2018
Type: Press Releases
New analysis shows better family planning can break the cycle of poverty, drive new economic growth, and improve the health of a country’s citizens [NOVEMBER 12, 2018, KIGALI, RWANDA] A groundbreaking new report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries released today shows more women and adolescent girls than ever before are making the voluntary choice to use contraception in...
Date: 08/06/2018
Source: Dhaka Tribune
Type: In the News
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and UNICEF Bangladesh have jointly launched the National Plan of Action (NPA) aiming to end child marriage in the country. The goal of the NPA is to end the marriage of girls below 15 years of age and to reduce by one third the rate of marriage for girls of 18 years in 2021, and to completely eliminate child marriages by 2041. The launching ceremony was...
Date: 05/12/2018
Source: Egypt Today
Type: In the News
The Ministry of Health and Population, headed by Minister Ahmed Emad El-Din Rady, launched a new program on Thursday for family planning in Egypt in cooperation with USAID to respond to Egypt’s rapid population growth. The program aims to improve citizens’ health behavior and support the quality of family planning services and reproductive health, Soaad Abdel Megid, head of the Population and...
Date: 04/30/2018
Source: The Arab Weekly
Type: In the News
In addition to being critical for the health of women and their families, family planning can accelerate a country’s progress towards reducing poverty and achieving development. It is even more pertinent in a politically unstable region with rapid population growth, which the Middle East and North Africa have been experiencing. A growing number of women are using contraception as family planning...
Date: 03/26/2018
Source: Nepali Times
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Sita Yonjan, 21, has a two-year-old daughter, and recently stopped using contraceptives even though she is not planning to have another child. She says she doesn’t need her birth control implant anymore because her husband went away to work in Qatar two months ago. Yonjan visited a health post in Rayale village of Kavre to remove the birth control implant that she had inserted last year. The tiny...
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