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Date: 10/10/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Press Releases
Series of Meetings in Support of the Partnership Build on Momentum from the Family Planning Summit Held in July 2017 ABUJA, NIGERIA – On October 12 and 13, Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), a global partnership dedicated to empowering women and girls to decide whether, when, and how many children they want to have, will hold a series of meetings to define priorities and next steps following the...
Date: 10/03/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: Updates
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General. Dr. Kanem, a Panamanian, is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director. She had been serving as Acting Executive Director since June, and as Deputy Executive...
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: 09/25/2017
Source: Pape Gaye
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Global health experts know that if we were to reach a point where every pregnancy was wanted, and where all unmet need for contraception around the world were finally met, 30% of maternal morbidity and mortality would be eliminated. Infant and child mortality would plummet, global gender equality would rise, and social and economic development would flourish. Contraception can affect all these...
Date: 09/12/2017
Source: 120 Under 40
Type: In the News
The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announces the 2017 winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders today. 120 Under 40 recognizes and highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide; it is led by the Gates Institute with support from...
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