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Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Vinoy Manning, Devex
Type: In the News
The 2019 general elections in India saw a record turnout of women — equal to the percentage of male voters — and indicating that women expect the majority government of the day to prioritize and address their needs.  One of their primary expectations is improved access to women’s sexual reproductive health and rights services. India’s public health expenditure has for long remained a paltry 1.5%...
Date: 07/17/2019
Source: Business Recorder
Type: In the News
After the independence of Pakistan, it has been noted that the decades of 1950, 60s and much of 70s can be regarded as spearheading towards global initiatives for eradication of diseases like malaria, small pox etc. However, the Alma Ata Conference on primary healthcare in 1978 marked the beginning of worldwide efforts on prevention and primary healthcare. These efforts got further impetus with...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: AFP
Type: In the News
Four Kenyan counties have, for the first time, established multi-agency government task forces with action plans to address their high teenage pregnancy rates. The action plans commit to leverage resources for, address policy barriers to, and enhance efficiency in providing contraceptive information and services for young people aged 10 to 19. As of June 2019, the action plans are officially...
Date: 06/07/2019
Source: bdnews24.com
Type: FP2020 in the Media, In the News
Director of the Institute of Health Economics of Dhaka University Syed Abdul Hamid said, Bangladesh is still far behind achieving the indicators of the Family Planning 2020, popularly known as FP2020. “And that is why smart investment is needed,” he said, speaking at a session on the sidelines of the Women Deliver Conference 2019 in Vancouver. The largest conference on gender equality discusses...
Date: 05/21/2019
Source: GFF
Type: In the News
Following the GFF replenishment event in November 2018 that raised more than US$1 billion for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF), the GFF announced today that 9 countries—Chad, Ghana, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia, Tajikistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe—will join the GFF, bringing the total number of GFF-supported countries to 36. Many Ministers of Finance...
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