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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: 09/27/2017
Source: Advance Family Planning
Type: In the News
In October 2016, Tharaka Nithi county in Kenya initiated a tracking mechanism to capture data on community health volunteers’ provision of DMPA injectable contraceptives. Advance Family Planning local partner Jhpiego Kenya advocated for its establishment so that local leaders could track uptake of the method. The 2011 national policy that enabled community health volunteers (CHVs) to provide...
Date: 09/11/2017
Source: The Challenge Initiative
Type: Updates
Jhpiego is the Initiative’s implementing partner for the East Africa Accelerator Hub. Since 2010, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Jhpiego-led Tupange Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI) Project has been addressing urban family planning supply and demand side interventions as well as advocacy in five urban cities of Kenya, including Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa,...
Date: 03/21/2017
Source: STAT
Type: FP2020 in the Media
As the third eldest of nine kids, I can hardly recall my mother not being pregnant during the 1960s and ’70s, when I was growing up in Ohio. Many people assume that’s why I’m so fierce about family planning. They’re right — but most are mistaken about the reason why. My parents wanted a big family. Together they decided how many kids to have, and when to have them. Their approach to family...
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Type: Updates
How can we reduce maternal and child mortality by more than a quarter in the global south? The answer is simple: invest in family planning. If women wait 36 months to conceive after birth, 26 percent of under-five deaths can be averted. If these same women only give birth between the ages of 18 and 35 and have no more than three children, child mortality can be reduced by 30 percent. The impact...
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