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Date: 05/10/2016
Source: UN Foundation
Type: In the News
The end of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era in 2015 has provided the world with valuable and lasting lessons about what needs to be done differently and what can have a major impact in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Taking stock of progress made over the past 15 years, we have learned that many African countries did not meet MDG targets 4 and 5 to reduce maternal...
Date: 04/30/2016
Source: Advance Family Planning
Type: In the News
Advance Family Planning (AFP) received a $750,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to sustain its advocacy initiative. The grant will strengthen AFP's advocacy efforts to make quality, voluntary family planning easier to access for women and girls around the world. The AFP initiative comprises more than 20 organizations in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India,...
Date: 04/13/2016
Source: RHSC
Type: Updates
Faced with costly and complicated product registration processes in several countries, many companies limit their market entry to countries they may perceive as low risk and have significant market potential. Often however, they make this determination on the basis of very little information. In many cases they gravitate toward countries with which they are familiar, rather than risk expansion...
Date: 03/31/2016
Source: NPR
Type: In the News
There are lots of good reasons for women to space their babies at least two years apart. Studies show higher risks of premature birth, pregnancy complications and delivery problems, as well as higher death rates in the early years when babies are born very close together. But in countries where there aren't a lot of family planning options, women end up getting pregnant again sooner than they'd...
Date: 03/28/2016
Source: CHAI
Type: Updates
A joint effort by the Government of Cameroon’s Department of Family Health/Ministry of Public Health, UNFPA, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc., has resulted in implant distribution in public health facilities increasing 3.7 times between 2013 and 2015. Specifically, Cameroon’s central warehouse distributed 33,708 implants to public health facilities in 2015 compared to 9,063 implants...
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