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Date: 04/25/2017
Source: Newsweek
Type: In the News
Miranda was four months pregnant and extremely anxious when she got her first HIV test. She had long been afraid of a positive diagnosis, and shortly after stepping into a tent offering free HIV tests at a taxi stand in central Johannesburg, her fear was confirmed. Miranda—who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her safety and privacy—had never been tested. “[I thought], It’s not going to happen...
Date: 04/13/2017
Source: ICFP
Type: Updates
The fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 12 to 15, 2018. The announcement was made today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, the conference co-hosts. The ICFP will be held at the state-of-the-art Kigali Convention Centre, which in...
Date: 04/11/2017
Source: Ulla Muller and Shumon Sengupta
Type: In the News
On National Safe Motherhood Day (April 11), a look at how removing the obstacles to obtaining contraception and ensuring continued accessibility to various methods of birth control are vital for decreasing India’s maternal death toll. By the time you finish reading this, another woman in India would have died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. India averages one maternal death...
Date: 04/06/2017
Source: The Asian Age
Type: In the News
Contraception, safe abortion and the ability of women and children to decide on the number of children to have unleashes their potential, ensures their empowerment, says Ulla E Muller, President and CEO of EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health organisation. Committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival, Ms...
Date: 04/05/2017
Source: UN News Centre
Type: In the News
Indonesia is on track to develop a sustainable and equitable healthcare system, but problems related to access and quality of services persist, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Puras, said today. “Despite commendable efforts, availability, access to and quality of health services remains a challenge in a country where population is spread throughout thousands...
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