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Tanzanian Government Shuts Down NGO Reproductive Rights Meeting, Raising Concerns Among Health Advocates, Donor Officials

Devex: In an apparent crackdown, Tanzania government raids NGO meeting on reproductive rights “…As the participants [of a mid-December training for Tanzanian reproductive health providers organized by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa] broke up for lunch, non-uniformed security officials swarmed the hotel, according to organizers and witnesses. Together…

Philippines Supreme Court’s Restraining Order On Reproductive Health Law Will Hinder Achievement Of Government’s Demographic, Health, Economic Goals

Inter Press Service: Family Planning in the Philippines: Stalled Again Barry Mirkin, former chief of the Population Policy Section of the United Nations Population Division “With the landslide victory of the tough talking … Roberto Duterte to the presidency of the Philippines in May 2016, news reports of the South-East…

Wilson Center Blog Post Reviews State Of The World Population Report, USAID Report On Family Planning Benefits In Sub-Saharan Africa

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: State of the World Population 2016, and Fostering Development Through Family Planning Anam Ahmed, an intern at the Wilson Center, discusses recommendations from UNFPA’s 2016 State of the World Population report to invest in 10-year-old girls, as well as…

7 International Family Planning Issues To Consider In 2017

Devex: Opinion: 7 international family planning trends that will shape 2017 Christopher H. Purdy, president and CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, chair of the DKT Board of Directors “Use of modern contraception is increasing in developing countries, including in historically low-performing regions such as West Africa. However, contraceptive…

Wilson Center Event, Podcast Highlight Reproductive Health Care Services Provision In Crises

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Displaced and Disrupted: Closing the Gaps in Maternal Health in Conflicts and Crises Nancy Chong, an intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a December 8 Wilson Center event, titled Closing the Gaps of Maternal Health in…

CGD Blog Post Discusses Considerations For Donor Funding For Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/U.S. Development Policy”: Global Family Planning Funding — What Should Funders Be Thinking About Now? Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses donor funding for family planning, examining how potential U.S. funding cuts could affect global family planning efforts and suggesting questions…

New WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines Encourage More Health Care Visits For Pregnant Women

Devex: New WHO guidelines signal greater focus on antenatal care experience “…In the [new WHO antenatal care] guidelines released in November, the WHO now recommends eight contacts with health services instead of four over the course of a woman’s pregnancy. This shift provides more opportunity for women to meet with…

Menstruation Banishment Still Practiced In Nepal Despite Bans, Deaths Of Women

Washington Post: They banished their 15-year-old for having her period. She died in a cold Nepali hut. “A 15-year-old Nepali girl died over the weekend in a hut to which she had been banished for menstruating — the latest victim of an ancient ritual that persists in parts of south…

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