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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…

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…

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).

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…

World Bank Backs Access To Contraceptives, Improved Sexual Health In Sahel Region

Reuters: World Bank backs contraception, sexual health in Sahel region “Broadening access to contraceptives in Africa’s arid Sahel region and improving women’s sexual health are key parts of a $200 million World Bank project in the conservative Muslim region, its coordinator said…” (Piper, 3/31).

Lesbian, Bisexual Women In Cuba Receive Unequal Health Services, Activists, Health Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban Health Services “In addition to other forms of discrimination, lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba face unequal treatment from public health services. Their specific sexual and reproductive health needs are ignored, and they are invisible in prevention and treatment campaigns for…

More Work Must Be Done To Improve Health Care For Women, Girls

Devex: Women’s health is everyone’s health Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…You don’t have to be an expert in global development to know that women and girls around the world still face gender-specific barriers to reaching their full potential. Nor should it come as a…