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Midwives: Critical Players in Delivering Family Planning in Indonesia

Recognizing the need to re-dedicate their efforts to family planning, in July 2012, at the London Family Planning Summit, Indonesia made a strong commitment to increase access to family planning across the country.

On January 1, Indonesia introduced a universal health insurance plan for all citizens, which will be phased in over the next five years. A key part of the government’s plan to improve health care is to strengthen midwives to provide family planning services.

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Advocacy Country Spotlight: Mauritania

Issue: At the end of 2016, the Mauritanian government approved a new reproductive health bill that included groundbreaking provisions on reproductive rights and family planning, including recognizing them as constitutional and universal rights. To help the country deliver on its FP2020 commitment, support was needed to operationalize and disseminate the new law, including ensuring clear communication on execution and mitigating risks of resistance from subnational authorities, religious leaders, and conservative groups.

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Tanzania: Euroleverage Annual Family Planning Policy and Budget Review report 2014-2015

Since 2010, DSW and its Euroleverage partners have conducted policy and budget analyses to help improve budget allocation, policy implementation, and family planning (FP) services, by holding governments accountable for their policy decisions. Findings and information generated from focus group discussions, health facility assessments, and policy and budget analyses, assist governments in knowing more about the gaps that exist in family planning policies and budgets, as well as in service provision.

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Rwanda: Euroleverage Annual Family Planning Policy and Budget Review report 2014-2015

Since 2010, DSW and its Euroleverage partners have conducted policy and budget analyses to help improve budget allocation, policy implementation, and family planning (FP) services, by holding governments accountable for their policy decisions. Findings and information generated from focus group discussions, health facility assessments, and policy and budget analyses, assist governments in knowing more about the gaps that exist in family planning policies and budgets, as well as in service provision.

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Kenya: Euroleverage Annual Family Planning Policy and Budget Review report 2014-2015

Since 2010, DSW and its Euroleverage partners have conducted policy and budget analyses to help improve budget allocation, policy implementation, and family planning (FP) services, by holding governments accountable for their policy decisions. Findings and information generated from focus group discussions, health facility assessments, and policy and budget analyses, assist governments in knowing more about the gaps that exist in family planning policies and budgets, as well as in service provision.

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What Does Not Work in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Review of Evidence on Interventions Commonly Accepted as Best Practices

Youth centers, peer education, and one-off public meetings have generally been ineffective in facilitating young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, changing their behaviors, or influencing social norms around adolescent SRH. Approaches that have been found to be effective when well implemented, such as comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services, have tended to flounder as they have considerable implementation requirements that are seldom met.

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Healthy women and children at the centre of the Sustainable Development Goals

After three years of intense advocacy, women and children’s health is poised to claim a central role in the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. The proposed outcome document of the SDG Summit, Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was published this week. It includes a broad range of targets relating to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).

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Healthy women and children at the centre of the Sustainable Development Goals

After three years of intense advocacy, women and children’s health is poised to claim a central role in the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. The proposed outcome document of the SDG Summit, Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was published this week. It includes a broad range of targets relating to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).

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World Population Data 2015: Focus on Women's Empowerment

Every year, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) provides the latest demographic data for the world, global regions, and more than 200 countries. This year’s data include indicators on the status of women in key areas such as education, employment, and government. Looking at the numbers across the world, we can get a picture of women’s progress towards equality.

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