Tag Archives: family planning

This African billionaire wants us to talk openly about family planning to beat poverty

Africa’s population is rapidly growing: from an estimated 140 million in 1900 to one billion in 2010, it is expected to hit four billion...

In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning

In a region where increases in the use of modern contraception have been persistently sluggish, IntraHealth International is implementing TCI and focusing its efforts...

Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice

In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing. Innocent Ibrahim started out as a family...

These 5 Levels of Advocacy Are Moving the Needle on Contraceptive Use

In the struggle to end poverty, new ideas and powerful new voices are rising up, demanding change. And it’s working. Imagine: It’s 1981. Ronald...

The Economic Benefits of Family Planning

The ability to decide when or whether to have children is not only a basic human right; it is also the key to economic...

Seventeen Communes in Togo Commit 5% of their Health Budgets to Family Planning

Between September 2017 and March 2018, 17 communes in Togo signed commitments to allocate 5% of their annual health budgets for sexual and reproductive...

Giving girls and women the power to decide

Access to information and services for contraception and birth spacing are critical to maternal and child health programming. It is no surprise then, that...

Male family planning schools in Niger gaining ground.

In a region where more children are seen as a sign of wealth, family planning is almost unthinkable, especially among the menfolk. But in...

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017

In 2017, the nine countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by...

Gates Foundation invests $45 million to boost nutrition in Burkina Faso

The Gates Foundation will invest $45 million in nutrition and family planning programs in Burkina Faso, Melinda Gates said on Tuesday during a visit...