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Family Planning Should Remain Priority In West Africa To Avoid Future Security Issues, UNFPA Official Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: UNFPA West Africa director on the security benefits of family planning “…Places such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal have seen an average two percent growth in contraceptive prevalence each year, [United Nations Population Fund West Africa Regional Director Mabingue Ngom] said. … However, 2015 United Nations research…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World TB Day

Huffington Post: No Time To Lose Mandeep Dhaliwal, director of UNDP’s HIV, Health and Development Group at the Bureau of Policy and Programme Support “…Since the release of the report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, UNDP — in collaboration with governments, civil society, [and] other U.N.…

U.S. Must Protect ‘Critical Investments In Women’s Health Globally’

Huffington Post: From Here To Uganda: Why U.S. Leadership On Reproductive Rights Matters Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…Unprecedented efforts are under way to roll back gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. The U.S. administration’s January reinstatement and dramatic expansion of…

India Must Mobilize Resources To Fully Implement National Strategic Plan For TB Elimination

Devex: Opinion: In India, eliminating tuberculosis isn’t just a health issue — it’s an economic one Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, Montreal, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; Jorge Coarasa, senior economist with…

Gains In Development Indicators Improved Significantly Since 1990 But Progress Uneven, U.N. Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind — U.N. development report “A flagship United Nations report launched [Tuesday] finds that although the average human development improved significantly since 1990, progress is uneven, with systemic discrimination against women, indigenous peoples, and ethnic minorities. The latest Human Development…

Birth Spacing, Family Planning Counseling Integral To Achieving FP2020’s Goals

STAT: Birth spacing, and the information and tools to do it, can save women’s and children’s lives Monica Kerrigan, vice president of innovations at Jhpiego “…Access to family planning is one of the most cost-effective investments a country can make in its future. … In most countries, counseling about birth…

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