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Date: 02/24/2017
Source: 120 Under 40
Type: Updates
120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders recognizes and highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide. Meet the 120 Under 40 Winners!
Date: 02/24/2017
Source: Daily Trust
Type: In the News
Health economists estimate Nigeria will need to invest at least $603 million (around N189.7 billion) by next year in family planning to reach its target of ensuring at least 36 out of every 100 women of child-bearing age get access to modern contraception methods. But experts meeting in Abuja at the launch on Thursday of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) said Nigeria was underfunding family planning...
Date: 02/22/2017
Source: Jillian Gedeon, Co-Executive Director, IYAFP & Emily Sullivan, Youth Engagement Manager, FP2020
Type: Updates
Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, 27, of Bangalore, India, summed it up: “Sexual and reproductive health rights are human rights. It is that simple, inalienable, and non-negotiable. Access to contraceptives speaks to the expansion of this right for young women and girls… In order for us to promise that these services are available to every single woman, the investment in youth needs to continue and...
Date: 02/22/2017
Source: The New Times
Type: In the News
There is need to expand birth control teachings among teenagers in part to control teenage pregnancies, the Minister for Gender and Family Promotion Esperance Nyirasafari has said. Pregnancy among teenage girls in Rwanda increased from 6.1 per cent to 7.3 per cent according to the demographic and health survey 2014/2015. “Youth are increasingly becoming sexually active,” Minister Nyirasafari said...
Date: 02/22/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
A ceremony in late January, 2017 marked the launch of Senegal’s brand-new Costed Implementation Plan (CIP)—including a new target to increase modern contraceptive use by in-union women to 45% by 2020. This ambitious goal builds upon commendable progress made since the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012: Since then, use of modern contraceptives by Senegalese women has rapidly increased.  ...
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