This report focuses on the promise of private sector solutions to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and help save lives. It outlines opportunities for the global health community to better engage the private sector and move beyond traditional aid and philanthropy for stronger results. Three areas with enormous potential for accelerating impact to benefit women and childrenare:
The end of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era in 2015 has provided the world with valuable and lasting lessons about what needs to be done differently and what can have a major impact in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.
Taking stock of progress made over the past 15 years, we have learned that many African countries did not meet MDG targets 4 and 5 to reduce maternal and child deaths.
In a global health conference first, I attended a pageant at the International Conference on Family Planning this week in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Replete with sashes and flags, representatives from 16 countries paraded onstage to the Olympics theme song. Although there were no fire breathers or piano players in the show, the delegates’ performances remained impressive: to provide updates made in accelerating access to postpartum family planning (PPFP) in their respective countries.
The question was clear: Are you a positive disrupter? The response from the 170 participants was a resounding, “Yes!”
There are lots of good reasons for women to space their babies at least two years apart. Studies show higher risks of premature birth, pregnancy complications and delivery problems, as well as higher death rates in the early years when babies are born very close together.
But in countries where there aren't a lot of family planning options, women end up getting pregnant again sooner than they'd like.
This report is a contribution from the public health community to support the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It was written at the request of the President of the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP23), Prime Minister Bainimarama of Fiji, to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to prepare a report on health and climate change, to be delivered at COP24. The three aims of this report are to provide:
Family Planning 2020 launched its sixth annual progress report, FP2020: Catalyzing Collaboration, on November 12 during the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. For those of you who were unable to attend, we discuss key findings featured in the report in this webinar.
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. Below is a round-up of media attention the report has received around the world.