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Date: 03/01/2017
Source: Itad
Type: Updates
With the announcement this week that the UK will be holding the Family Planning Summit later this year, the Health Theme in Itad has been thinking about what evaluation means to them in the family planning arena. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), particularly family planning, is very close to our hearts. As highlighted in our 60-second interview, before we joined Itad many of us were involved...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: Front Page Africa
Type: In the News
The Government of Liberia in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a 4-year programme aimed at the reduction of teenage pregnancies in the South East counties. The “Empowered and Fulfilled Programme” funded by the Swedish Government will complement other on-going Reproductive Health, Gender and livelihood related projects supported by UN agencies in Grand...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: The East African
Type: In the News
Islamists and secularists are virtually at war in Sudan over a recent newspaper article on the condom usage and the concept of the faithfulness among couples. And the author of the article, Ms Shamail Alnour, is in deep trouble. Radical Islamists, led by cleric Mohamed Ali Al-Gizoli, want her charged with apostasy. The crime is punishable by a death sentence in Sudan. Ms Alnour's article had...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: New York Times
Type: In the News
Jhay-ar Tumala remembers sitting in a pew in Manila’s Quiapo Church, holding a sealed envelope with his H.I.V. test results, and praying. He was 19 and had been having sex since he was 15. “I didn’t know anything about H.I.V. or AIDS,” Mr. Tumala, 23, said last week. He does not remember reading about it in the papers or learning about it in school. And he had used condoms only intermittently....
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Type: Updates
How can we reduce maternal and child mortality by more than a quarter in the global south? The answer is simple: invest in family planning. If women wait 36 months to conceive after birth, 26 percent of under-five deaths can be averted. If these same women only give birth between the ages of 18 and 35 and have no more than three children, child mortality can be reduced by 30 percent. The impact...
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