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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: 10/31/2018
Source: BBC
Type: In the News
Mothers should wait at least a year between giving birth and getting pregnant again to reduce health risks to mother and baby, a new study says. But researchers say they need not wait as long as the 18 months recommended in the current World Health Organization guidelines. Small gaps between pregnancies risk premature births, smaller babies and infant and mother mortality. The researchers hope...
Date: 09/14/2018
Source: Setopati
Type: In the News
The House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Bill, 2075 BS Friday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav had presented a proposal seeking passage of the bill in the meeting of the lower house of the Federal Parliament Friday. Prior to this, Minister Yadav had presented a proposal seeking deliberations...
Date: 05/30/2016
Source: BHEKISISA
Type: FP2020 in the Media
When Kenyan Eunice Achieng, 24, found out that she was pregnant for the fourth time in six years she could not stop crying. Her other pregnancies had been hard on her young body and her first two babies were always in the hospital. Weak, sick and feeling alone, Eunice knew that she did not want to get pregnant again. Nearly 1 in 3 women in poorer countries have an unintended and completely...
Date: 05/10/2016
Source: UN Foundation
Type: In the News
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...
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