Posts Tagged: child health

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MUST READ: ‘Rights in Action’ Blog Series  

July 11 marked the third anniversary of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning and the creation of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). To commemorate this milestone, FP2020 is pleased to launch a special blog series celebrating the longstanding dedication of our global partners in upholding principles of rights and empowerment in family planning. This 10-day series,… Read more »

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Family Planning Fair Dispels Rumors, Empowers Women  

AHUA, Côte d’Ivoire – As the crowds poured into the fairground in Ahua Village, in rural Côte d’Ivoire, it was clear that this would not be an ordinary festival. Instead of games and prizes, the village square was filled with midwives, health workers and educators directing people to private consultations on family planning. Attendees received pregnancy… Read more »


Ensuring Real Access for Women of Color Under the ACA  

Late last month, the Supreme Court decided (6-3 vote) again that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay and protected health care coverage for millions of Americans. The Black Women’s health Imperative, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and Planned Parenthood Federtion of America celebrated the decision on social media using #AfterKvB and spread… Read more »


Sustaining People and the Environment on Lake Victoria   

A meaty technical brief from our friends at Pathfinder International from phase one of their amazing program Health of People and Environment-Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project. The program aims to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services.


Celebrating Dads Worldwide this Father’s Day  

Yes, we support “women at the center,” but we also love our dads. What better day than Father’s Day to take a look at the first-ever global analysis of fatherhood?


People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention: “I’ll say, ‘OK, everyone stand up and yell the word blood!’ or say, ‘Half of the people in the world have their period!’ ” It’s her way of getting people talking… Read more »


Let’s Show Why Silo-Busting Programs Work  

What is the PHE approach? You can definitely be forgiven for not knowing this particular acronym. It’s a pioneering approach to international development that fuses population, health, and environmental interests. Instead of implementing separate programs to address these three issues, PHE programming regards them as critically interrelated.


What it’s like to be on your period and in a disaster zone   

Getting your period can be irritating at the best of times, but for women in Nepal dealing with the aftermath of April’s earthquake, it’s much worse. Many of them have lost everything, including their sanitary pads and because so many houses have been damaged, privacy is hard to come by. Saya Nagarkoti, a 20-year-old student, says the… Read more »