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Date: 02/22/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
A ceremony in late January, 2017 marked the launch of Senegal’s brand-new Costed Implementation Plan (CIP)—including a new target to increase modern contraceptive use by in-union women to 45% by 2020. This ambitious goal builds upon commendable progress made since the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012: Since then, use of modern contraceptives by Senegalese women has rapidly increased.  ...
Date: 02/16/2017
Source: FP2020 Executive Director Beth Schlachter
Type: Updates
Less than three months into 2017, political transitions at the global and country levels signal changes to the international development framework that will, at best, prove challenging to the global health community, including family planning, and sexual and reproductive health and rights writ large.  The U.S. government’s recent reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy (also known as the Global...
Date: 01/19/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: Updates
A brutal attack by Boko Haram forced Zainab Abubakar, 28, and her six children to flee their home in northern Nigeria. “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ngala,” Ms. Abubakar told UNFPA from the Dalori displacement camp in Maiduguri. “During my escape, I lost my pregnancy.” Ms. Abubakar’s tragic miscarriage took place in 2014, but the Boko Haram crisis continues to drive women and...
Date: 10/01/2016
Source: Gouvernement du Bénin
Type: Updates
Les programmes de planification familiale (PF) menés au Bénin depuis plus de 20 ans, ont permis à 82,4% des femmes et 90,2 des hommes sexuellement actifs de connaître les méthodes modernes de PF en 2012. Cependant la prévalence contraceptive demeure faible 8% en 2012, et les besoins non satisfaits (BNS) ont augmenté à 33% en 2012 (EDS 2011-2012). Pour inverser cette tendance, il a été proposé par...
Date: 09/19/2016
Source: Government of Uganda
Type: Updates
In September 2016, the Government of Uganda shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020. The government of Uganda has undertaken the following to improve midwifery profession: Skills training: In 2015, Uganda finalized the review of the midwifery curriculum to make it competency based. The curriculum emphasizes more...
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