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To Improve Women’s Access To Health, Improve Women’s Education

“When talking about improving health care, it is paramount that local traditions and customs are taken into account,” Edna Adan Ismail, a nurse-midwife, U.N. diplomat, and former Foreign Minister of Somaliland, writes in a Thomson Reuters Foundation opinion piece. “In some cultures, including mine, women — for example — cannot…

Ethiopia To Host International Conference On Family Planning

This year’s International Conference on Family Planning, the theme of which is “Full Access, Full Choice,” is set to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 12-15, VOA News reports. “A new resource will be unveiled at the conference called ‘Programming Strategies for Postpartum Family Planning’ …, a joint…

World Bank Announces $200M For New Sahel Project To Improve Maternal, Reproductive Health

“Responding to Niger’s ‘Call to Action’ for improvements in women’s reproductive health and girls’ education, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged [Wednesday] to strongly support the initiative and to invest $200 million in a new regional project aimed at improving the regional…

CRIEnglish.com Examines Sexual, Reproductive Health Among Chinese Adolescents

CRIEnglish.com reports on the Forum on Adolescent Pregnancy, held in Beijing on October 31, “to discuss challenges facing Chinese youth regarding sexual and reproductive health.” Noting the recent release of the UNFPA’s 2013 State of World Population Report, which discussed the challenge of motherhood in childhood, the news service features…

International Community Must Address Barriers To Health, Economic Well-Being Of Women

“Within a few days, thousands of members of the global family planning community will come together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to talk about ways to advance the health and economic well-being of women worldwide by improving the delivery of family planning services and information,” James Gribble, a principal associate and…

Blog Highlights USAID Official’s Comments Regarding Hormonal Contraception, HIV

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights comments made by Chelsea Polis, senior epidemiological adviser at USAID, at a recent Washington, D.C., event about hormonal contraception and HIV. Data regarding how hormonal contraception affects HIV transmission are inconclusive, the blog notes, and includes a link to a…

USAID Blog Reflects On ICFP 2013 Conference In Ethiopia

“[This] week more than 3,000 political leaders, scientists, health care professionals, advocates and young leaders from around the globe will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Family Planning or ICFP2013,” Ellen Starbird, director of the USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health, writes in USAID’s…

Opinion Pieces Address International Conference On Family Planning In Ethiopia

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the International Conference on Family Planning, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 12-15. Ward Cates and Rose Wilcher, Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog: “At this week’s International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), we are examining the latest evidence on integrating…