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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: 06/05/2019
Source: PSI
Type: In the News
From Jennifer Pope, Senior Director, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, PSI: "PSI committed to reaching 10 million users under the age of 25 with modern contraception by 2020. As of Dec. 2018, we’ve reached 14 million young people, and counting, with a contraceptive method, two years ahead of schedule. How? In short, our pledge catapulted a movement at PSI. Together, we got youth-powered....
Date: 04/23/2019
Source: Boston Globe
Type: In the News
Two budding entrepreneurs at Tufts University were recently awarded $15,000 for their proposal to improve health for female Bangladeshi garment workers. The annual Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition gives faculty, students, alumni and staff the chance to win cash and temporary office spacefor a business idea they pitch. Earlier this month, the competition announced it would divvy up $150,000 in...
Date: 03/25/2019
Source: Guttmacher Institute
Type: In the News
Comprehensive Approach Needed to Improve Young Women’s Well-being Empowering adolescents to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights—including preventing unintended pregnancy—is critical to their overall health and well-being. Yet new data from the Guttmacher Institute show that sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya fall short of meeting adolescents’ needs. For example, an...
Date: 03/25/2019
Source: Guttmacher Institute
Type: In the News
A Comprehensive Approach Is Essential to Improve the Well-being of Young Women The ability to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights, including being able to decide when and whether to have children, is critical for the health and well-being of all women. Yet new data from the Guttmacher Institute show serious gaps in sexual and reproductive health services for adolescent women in...
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