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 IDRC is supporting research in sub-Saharan Africa to investigate emerging questions and to propose ways to improve the reproductive health of women and adolescents. Across Africa, there is a significant unmet […]

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 “ambassadors” for family planning, furthering the discussion on reproductive health in the region. West Africa has the world’s lowest contraceptive prevalence rate accompanied by the world’s highest fertility rate. While 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 global urban reproductive health program supported by a three-year, $42 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Managing urban areas and providing essential health services, especially in urban poor settlements, […]

Parliamentary Delegation on Reproductive Health & Family Planning to Senegal

  Dakar, Monday 17 August 2015 – Today marks the start of a three-day Parliamentary Delegation on Reproductive Health and Family Planning to Senegal gathering 10 Members of Parliament from 10 African and European countries (Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Finland, Ivory Coast, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Togo and the United Kingdom) fromMonday 17 August to Wednesday 19 August […]