Posts Tagged: population

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It’s Not a Numbers Problem

Give our species some credit: We’ve learned a lot in the half-century since Paul Ehrlich warned that overpopulation would spell our doom. Start with the term “overpopulation.” It implies that there are too many people in relation to the planet’s resources, a concept that has fallen out of favor. We now know that resources are… 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.


Youth empowerment, education, employment key to future development  

Much the world is poised experience a demographic dividend – the economic growth that can occur when a population shifts from one with many dependents and comparatively few working-age people to one of many working-age people with fewer dependents. Demographic dividends have helped produce unprecedented economic growth in several East Asian countries. To realize the dividend, countries must invest in the empowerment, education and employment of their young people.


School campaign aims to help Côte d’Ivoire reap demographic dividend  

A nationwide campaign has been launched to help empower and educate Côte d’Ivoire’s young people, and to prepare them for future employment. Starting in 2013, the Zero Pregnancies in Schools campaign has contributed to a staggering 20 percent decline in youth pregnancies compared to the previous year.


Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Reproductive Health  

Health leaders from around the world convened at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, to highlight the need to ensure human rights are integrated into sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning. This means making sure care is non-discriminatory and aligned to the needs and desires of the community.


How to Save Oceans with Contraceptives: A Radical Approach    

In Velondriake, a remote fishing community in southwestern Madagascar, a quiet revolution is under way that takes marine conservation beyond saving the environment to improving economic opportunities and offering health services.

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Watch this Award-Winning Video about the HoPE Program in Lake Victoria Basin   

The HoPE-LVB project reduces threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health to improve maternal and child health in project communities. The project will develop and test two scalable models for building capacity and promoting an integrated set of Population, Health, and Environment interventions, which will be adopted by communities, local governments, or national governments.