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Date: 03/05/2019
Type: In the News
A U.S.-funded initiative to improve quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia resulted in significant reductions in maternal and newborn mortality at participating hospitals, according to a new study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The $55-million initiative, known as Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS), was...
Date: 02/26/2019
Source: IncPak
Type: Press Releases
Families in Pakistan are getting healthier according to the newly released 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS). The 2017-18PDHS is the fourth DHS survey conducted in Pakistan since 1990-91. The survey results, released today at a national seminar in Islamabad organized by NIPS, highlight major improvements in child survival and maternal health care, while progress has been...
Date: 11/15/2018
Source: ICFP Hub
Type: In the News
At a time of unprecedented importance for women’s health and rights, I am heartened to see how the global family planning community is working together as never before to ensure women are able to plan if and when to have a child—to live the lives they have dreamed for themselves. Our efforts are paying off and revealing what is possible when we come together around common problems. A prime...
Date: 11/15/2018
Source: VOA Africa
Type: FP2020 in the Media
On November 14, Executive Director of FP2020 Beth Schlachter was interviewed by VOA Africa at the fifth International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. During the segment, beginning at 15:26 and ending at 16:51, Schlacter stressed the impact women's health has on a country's economy and development: "High population growth can be an impediment to all development indicators, and it...
Date: 11/14/2018
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Family Planning 2020's groundbreaking new report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries released this month shows more women and adolescent girls than ever before are making the voluntary choice to use contraception in their everyday lives. More importantly, country governments are prioritizing family planning programs as an essential part of their development strategies....
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