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China Could Introduce 2-Child Policy By Year End, Government Source Says

The Guardian: China may adopt ‘two-child policy’ this year as demographic timebomb looms “Thirty-five years after enacting draconian birth control rules blamed for millions of forced abortions and the creation of a demographic ‘time bomb,’ China could be on the verge of introducing a two-child policy. The new regulation, under…

Some Women Living In U.S. At Risk Of FGM, NPR Reports

NPR: Female Genital Mutilation Is A U.S. Problem, Too “Female genital mutilation seems like something that happens over there. Not in the United States. But in Africa, in the Middle East, in Asia. That’s not the case. More than half a million girls now living in the U.S. are considered…

Prioritizing, Investing In Girls, Women Can Help Propel Development Agenda Forward

Devex: What happens when you invest in girls and women? It’s simple: We all win Katja Iversen, chief executive officer of Women Deliver “…[I]nvesting in girls and women, particularly their sexual and reproductive health and rights, education, and economic empowerment, is among the smartest ways to advance progress for all.…

Morocco Considers Relaxing Strict Abortion Laws

The Lancet: Morocco debates liberalization of abortion “Moroccan doctors and campaigners pushing for more liberal abortion laws are hoping to influence technical discussions led by the Ministry of Health in a process of consultations kicked off by the king following a vigorous public debate. Some doctors hope to expand the…

Senegal Implementing Informed Push Model To Prevent Contraceptive Stockouts

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal Bocar Mamadou Daff, director of the Reproductive Health and Child Survival Unit at the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action, describes how Senegal’s testing and implementation of an Informed Push Model of contraceptive distribution is preventing clinics from…

PATH-Led Report Highlights 30 Global Health Innovations

ONE Campaign: 30 innovations that could transform global health Felicity Amos, digital content manager at the ONE Campaign, discusses the launch of a PATH-led report “featuring 30 innovations that could transform global health.” The innovations in the report are divided into four health areas: maternal, newborn and child health; infectious…

Innovation, Leadership, Investment Needed To Further Improve Global Family Planning

Huffington Post: Five Big Questions for the Future of Global Family Planning Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…It’s no coincidence that as global use of modern contraceptives rose from 55 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2010, global maternal mortality fell by a staggering 45…