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News Review – 13 October 2017

Girls Voices from across the reproductive justice world on the International Day of the Girl (or “Girl Child”) called for action, including the need to educate adolescent girls as the “key to tackling global...

News Review – 6 October 2017

Leadership! Dr. Natalia Kanem was named as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). A Panamanian and the first Latin American to take the post, she had served as Acting...

News Review – 29 September 2017

A week of days… Contraception World Contraception Day gave a spotlight to efforts around the world to increase access, investment and understanding. The essential point: 214 million women have an unmet need for modern...

News Review – 15 September 2017

Global trends, reports and movements As the world prepares for the UNGA, a number of relevant global reports were released to set the agenda. The Lancet launched a commission for the future of health...

News Review – 14 July 2017

It was a busier week than most resulting in a much longer weekly compendium. London Family Planning Summit More than 60 governments and partners met in London last week, collectively announcing some $2.5 billion...

News Review – 16 June 2017

Demographic Dividend? How will the “Demographic Dividend” pay out? The question got a lot of attention as the Day of the African Child approached. At a G20 conference, Jamie Drummond, a co-founder of ONE,...

News Review – 9 June 2017

The family planning and reproductive health world mourned the unexpected death of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who called himself an ‘Honorary Woman’ and  insisted that “family planning is not a privilege but...

News Review – 26 May 2017

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus Adhanom, the former foreign minister and health minister of Ethiopia, was elected to head the World Health Organization, the first African to hold the post. He immediately stated that his goal...

News Review – 19 May 2017

Access to medical facilities and supplies, trained doctors and midwives, changes in attitude and stigma, reaching people with the right information, evolved government policy, leveraged technological innovation – these are some of the most...

News Review – 12 May 2017

A week of important numbers. Guttmacher released an encapsulation of what US international family planning assistance does and how it could be damaged by the Trump administration’s proposals: “In FY 2017, $607.5 million made...

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