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Date: 05/05/2017
Source: Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Type: In the News
MANILA—House Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano sounded the alarm on the looming possibility of untapped contraceptive supplies running out by 2020, which could endanger the health and lives of at least 13 million Filipino women. Cayetano, principal author of the Reproductive Health Law, joined in the call of women and health advocates for the lifting of the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the...
Date: 05/05/2017
Source: Nigerian Tribune
Type: In the News
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly will pass a bill for a law to give family planning programmes full legal backing, to effectively tackle maternal mortality in the state. Alhaji Mohammed Opkede (PDP-Doma North), Chairman, House Committee on Health, disclosed this in Akwanga at the end of 3-day workshop on “Development of the Nasarawa State Costed Implementation plan for Family Planning.” The...
Date: 04/27/2017
Source: The Economist
Type: In the News
Faith and tradition favour high fertility. Education pulls the other way Not everyone thinks birth control is a blessing. Boko Haram, a jihadist group that terrorises north-eastern Nigeria, deems artificial contraception to be a product of infidel learning, and therefore forbidden. Its ideologues also believe that females should avoid school, marry early (sometimes while still children) and have...
Date: 04/26/2017
Source: The Economic Times
Type: In the News
Free condom boxes at strategic locations in cities and villages, a kit for newly-wed couples with packs of condoms, emergency contraceptive pills and a pregnancy testing kit, and saas-bahu sammelans are Uttar Pradesh government's latest tools to drive home the message of family planning in its post populous districts.  The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to roll out a new central family...
Date: 04/25/2017
Source: Daily Trust
Type: In the News
Stakeholders representing the various strata of the society have called for improved efforts towards the adoption and funding of family planning in the country. Speaking separately, the stakeholders which comprise community and religious leaders, youth leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations,  among others said there was need for change methods of advocacy in order to achieve...
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