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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...
Date: 01/25/2016
Source: FP2020
Type: FP2020 in the Media
In a global health conference first, I attended a pageant at the International Conference on Family Planning this week in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Replete with sashes and flags, representatives from 16 countries paraded onstage to the Olympics theme song. Although there were no fire breathers or piano players in the show, the delegates’ performances remained impressive: to provide updates made in...
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