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HIV-Positive Women Were Forcibly Sterilized, Namibia Court Says

News outlets report on Namibia’s Supreme Court ruling that health care workers sterilized three HIV-positive women without their informed consent. Agence France-Presse: HIV-positive women forcibly sterilized in Namibia, says court “Namibia’s Supreme Court on Monday found that HIV-positive women were forcibly sterilized after giving birth — a decision hailed by…

Devex #HealthyMeans Opinion Pieces Address Global Health Challenges, Opportunities

Devex: How to help us live longer — and better — lives Catherine Cheney, special projects editor at NationSwell Devex: Good for health, good for business Claire Hitchcock, director for community partnerships in GSK’s global health programs team, and Peter Muchiri Ngatia, director of capacity building at AMREF Health Africa…

India Continues To Make Progress In Family Planning

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Report shows progress on India’s Family Planning commitment Jyoti Vajpayee, senior program officer of family planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India, discusses the progress India has made on its “commitment to include family planning as a central element of its…

News Outlets Examine Cervical Cancer Screening In Developing Countries

News outlets report on cervical cancer screening in developing countries. Inter Press Service: Mozambique Tackles its Twin Burden of Cervical Cancer and HIV “…Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer among Mozambican women aged 15-44, says [Amir Modan of the United Nations Population Fund in Maputo]. Health authorities are tackling…

Family Planning, Contraception Play Important Roles In Development, Climate Change

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding family planning and contraceptives. Huffington Post U.K.: Hopes and Dreams: It’s Time to Act Michael Holscher, deputy chief executive officer at Marie Stopes International “…Contraception brings about hope. It brings health — for women and for entire families. It brings choice and personal…

Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health Through #HealthyMeans Campaign

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes. Devex: How one social enterprise is packaging quality Faith Muigai, director of clinical operations at Jacaranda Health “The nurse-midwives who work at Jacaranda Health’s two maternity hospitals in Nairobi believe deeply in…

FP2020 Releases Second Annual Progress Report

FP2020: Progress Report 2013-2014 “Today, Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released its second progress report detailing achievements since the landmark 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. The report, Partnership in Progress, shows the initiative is making steady progress toward its goal of enabling an additional 120 million women and girls in…