How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change

November 2015) In the mid-1990s, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a village in Niger, a West African country consistently ranked as...

A disposable $1 device could revolutionize women’s lives in rural Africa

  Self-injectable contraceptives, which are being trailed in Uganda and Senegal, could revolutionize women’s lives in rural Africa and dramatically cut maternal and newborn...

Fistula: How child spacing saves lives of women

­   For 63- year- old Mrs Lucia Ofoegbu, life took an ugly twist 50 years ago when she had her twins. Ofoegbu could...

We Can—And Must—Meet Contraceptive Needs in Developing Regions

This month, the fourth Women Deliver conference—in the wake of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—focused on how to implement the SDGs...

Contraceptive Failure Rates in the Developing World: An Analysis of Demographic and Health Survey Data in 43 Countries

In the most comprehensive study to date of contraceptive failure rates in the developing world, researchers found that overall, failure rates are lowest for...

4th Annual Meeting of The Ouagadougou Partnership

The Conference on Population, Development and Family Planning held in Burkina Faso February 8–11, 2011, marked a turning point in repositioning family planning (FP)...

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No better time for Canada to invest in francophone West Africa

I have spent many years advocating for access to family planning so that women and girls in my native Mauritania and the wider Francophone...

120 Under 40 : Young Family Planning Champions Nominations

120 Under 40 recognizes and highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders. We’re now accepting nominations of family planning leaders,...

Seven Tactics that Are Leading Francophone West Africa toward a Contraceptive Revolution

In 2011, nine francophone West African countries formed the Ouagadougou Partnership to change the story of family planning in the region. Thanks to their...

Planning to attend the International Conference on Family Planning in November?

    Learn how to transform global commitments into local action. Mark your calendars for November 8, 2015! The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project...