Tag Archives: Reproductive health

Interview in july 2021 edition of USAID/West Africa Regional Health Office ParlerHealth Newsletter

What have been the biggest challenges for Ouagadougou Partnership countries during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, this health crisis has further strained and stretched Ministries...

PACE Launches Its Policy Communication Training Program in French in West Africa

The PACE Project (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health), funded by USAID and implemented by PRB, debuted its Policy Communication...

More women may die from pregnancy complications over poor family planning

Reproductive health stakeholders in Niger State have raised fears over poor funding for family planning and severe funding shortages to Child Spacing Advocacy amidst...

How Senegal is Providing Reproductive Health Services to those Who can Least Afford it

Pregnant with her second child, 30-year-old Ndiabou Niang was enduring pelvic pain, but couldn’t afford to access prenatal care in Diabe Salla, a village...

Using the Demographic Dividend as Anchor to Fight COVID-19 in Africa

The Year 2020 will be remembered as the year that heralded great global changes in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. This debilitating contagion has...

Universal access to reproductive health care: A global obligation and opportunity

Eleanor Roosevelt once said universal human rights begin in the small places close to home — and there’s no area closer to home than...

Progress in family planning in Africa accelerating

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that women in eight sub-Saharan African countries are gaining...

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...

In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocates

ABIDJAN — International health experts are hopeful that a West African family planning initiative will encourage wider contraceptive use by having young people act as...

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...