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Date: 01/13/2017
Source: Al Monitor
Type: In the News
With the Egyptian GDP per capita decreasing and poverty rates on the rise, the parliament and the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, or Awqaf, are endeavoring to raise awareness about overpopulation, proposing legislation to encourage family planning. According to statements by officials from the Ministry of Awqaf and the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) ...
Date: 01/13/2017
Source: Malawi News Agency
Type: In the News
Looking disturbed, 20-year-old Nelson Matatizo Mumba says he is uncomfortable to come back again to Chitipa District Hospital to seek reproductive health services. The young man from Kameme Village in Traditional Authority Kameme in the district is disillusioned by the general absence of Youth Reproductive Friendly Health Services (YRFHS) at the hospital. He says the hospital no longer adheres to...
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...
Date: 04/30/2016
Source: Advance Family Planning
Type: In the News
Advance Family Planning (AFP) received a $750,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to sustain its advocacy initiative. The grant will strengthen AFP's advocacy efforts to make quality, voluntary family planning easier to access for women and girls around the world. The AFP initiative comprises more than 20 organizations in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India,...
Date: 03/31/2016
Source: NPR
Type: In the News
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...
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