Tag Archives: family planning

Canada champions sexual and reproductive health and rights at Family Planning Summit in London

News Release From Global Affairs Canada July 11, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada With its Feminist International Assistance Policy, Canada is taking...

1.2 Billion Reasons Why Countries Must Empower Young People to Plan the Future

When I was growing up in Senegal, it was a very strict environment for the young. We were told when to speak and when...

Q&A: UNFPA West Africa director on the security benefits of Family Planning

Family planning in West Africa has increased in popularity in recent years, as local religious leaders, community groups and health outreach programs have gotten...

Family planning for ‘healthier, wealthier’ Africa: Melinda Gates

Family planning helps people in Africa to be healthier and wealthier, as women without contraceptives become locked in “a cycle of poverty,” Melinda Gates...

Family planning: the female pioneers of Dakar

Between women’s liberation and economic growth, Senegal has made birth control 
a unifying social project. Personal account and interviews. “It’s 5 o’clock in the...

The Gates Institute Announces “The Challenge Initiative” to Provide Greater Access to Family Planning for Urban Poor in the Developing World

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is launching The Challenge Initiative, a...

Out with ‘family’ planning, in with ‘future’ planning

In Kenya, the “Future Fab” teen lifestyle brand is taking off. Around the world, young people are rallying around the term “future planning.” And...

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...

5 Behavioral Science Tips for Integrating Health Services So People Actually Use Them

In Senegal, over a third of postpartum women who want to delay or avoid additional pregnancy do not use a modern method of contraception....

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...