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Date: 07/22/2015
Source: PMA2020
Type: In the News
By Zipporah Sakhasia, Resident Enumerator for Nairobi County, PMA2020 Kenya Two years ago I never would have imagined that one day I would be going door to door in my neighborhood, asking women if they used contraception.  But in my job with Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020), that’s exactly what I do. PMA2020 is a five-year project to gather information about family...
Date: 07/21/2015
Source: Pathfinder International, USAID
Type: Updates
By Callie Simon, Pathfinder International, and Sandra Jordan, USAID Today, more Mozambicans are using mobile phones than ever before. What if we could use these phones to share accurate, clear information about sexual health contraceptives with youth? Could we deliver this information in a creative way that fosters reflection and dialogue, ensuring young people have full and informed choice? Yes...
Date: 07/19/2015
Source: MSI, USAID
Type: Updates
By Sandra Jordan, USAID, and Faustina Fynn-Nyame, Marie Stopes International Rahinatu is 18 years old and works in one of Accra’s busiest markets. She has travelled down to Accra from Northern Ghana to work as a kayayei (market porter), hoping to save enough money to buy the household goods and utensils she’ll need before she can get married.  She has worked in the markets for six months, but...
Date: 07/17/2015
Source: Population Council
Type: Updates
By: John Townsend, Population Council Providing a range of safe and effective contraceptive methods that enable women to plan their families promotes gender equality and female empowerment.  But if manufacturers and designers don’t take women’s preferences and life contexts into account, a new product could fail to meet their needs and end up as a waste of the considerable resources required for...
Date: 07/16/2015
Source: WHO, CARE USA
Type: Updates
By Moazzam Ali, Regional Manager for Asia and Pacific Regions at the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, and Jean José Nzau Mvuezolo, Senior Regional Advisor/SAF PAC Initiative, CARE USA  What keeps women from accessing family planning services? In Pakistan, as in many low-income countries, one of the obstacles is cost. Pakistan’s state-run health program is...
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