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Date: 06/23/2017
Source: AllAfrica
Type: In the News
The International Confederation of Midwives, Toyin Saraki and former Tanzanian President, Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete have united health leaders at a high-level health forum to address the global state of midwifery. Skilled and educated midwives can provide 87% of essential healthcare needed during pregnancy and following birth - even in low resource settings. It is estimated that through their...
Date: 06/23/2017
Source: The Times of India
Type: In the News
PUNE: Injectable contraceptive, which was within the reach of affluent few till recently, will soon be made available for the underprivileged at public hospitals for free. The state government has received 80,000 injectable contraceptive doses through the Union government under its National Family Welfare Programme. It will be made available at government-run medical colleges attached hospitals,...
Date: 06/22/2017
Source: Daniel Otieno, The Standard
Type: In the News
According to Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organisation that seeks to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, Kenya recorded 469,690 cases of induced abortion in 2012. This corresponded to induced abortion ratio of 30 abortions per 100 births in the same year. Abortion remains a highly stigmatised issue in the society. Even though the law permits abortion in some cases,...
Date: 05/22/2017
Source: The News
Type: In the News
KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has stressed that rapid population growth is an issue that cannot be seen in isolation from development, as the effects of population growth affect all development sectors. Speaking as a guest of honour at the 6th meeting of the Sindh FP2020 Working Group here, she pledged her support for the objectives of the FP2020 Working Group on unchecked population growth. The...
Date: 05/22/2017
Source: Front Page Africa
Type: In the News
Buchanan, Grand Bassa County – The Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL) on May 17 launched a community engagement for youth family planning Program in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The colorful program which brought together students, youth groups and community members was held at the newly constructed Buchanan Hotel. The project is sponsor by the United States Agency...
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