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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…

Ahead Of World Population Day, IntraHealth Highlights Stories Of Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Happy World Population Day, to All Seven Billion of Us Ahead of World Population Day on July 11, Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International, highlights “10 stories on the emergencies, tragedies, and successes [of health workers] of the past year” (7/8).

Partnerships, Knowledge Sharing Can Advance Contraceptive R&D

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Connecting the Dots: Advancing Contraceptive R&D through Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing Laneta Dorflinger, director of contraceptive technology at FHI 360; Kate Rademacher, technical adviser in FHI 360’s global health, population, and nutrition group; and Lucy Wilson, monitoring and evaluation adviser for contraceptive technology…

Health Service Delivery Organizations Should Elevate Reproductive Health Within UHC Agenda

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Delivering a new era of reproductive health services Caitlin Mazillin, head of health financing at Marie Stopes International, discusses health service delivery within a universal health care context, and how “[s]ervice delivery organizations need to play their part to put contraception and reproductive…

UNFPA Launches New Transparency Portal To Track Financial Data

Devex: UNFPA support: Where is the money going and coming from? “Last week, the United Nations Population Fund launched a transparency portal that shows important information about how the U.N. agency spent contributions from its donors in 2014. While UNFPA — which is not funded by the U.N. regular budget…

GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a new contraceptive option, China’s role in global health R&D, and vaccines for MERS and pneumonia Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights some of the past week’s news in global health research (6/29).

FGM Practiced In Western, Southern Iran, Anthropologist’s Research Shows

Reuters: Anthropologist reveals FGM practiced in western, southern Iran “…[Anthropologist Kameel Ahmady] took global campaigners by surprise this month when he published a study suggesting tens of thousands of Iranian women have undergone FGM. … Ahmady’s research, based on 4,000 interviews, shows FGM is also performed in ‘secret pockets’ of…

Blog Outlines Six Strategies To Help Women In Developing Countries With FP/RH Needs

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: What women, girls and their partners want Angela Mutunga, the East Africa program adviser for Advance Family Planning, discusses six strategies for helping women in developing countries prevent unwanted pregnancies and protect their health (6/24).