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PSI, UNFPA Report On Studies Examining Condom Use In 6 African Countries

“PSI and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) teamed up over the past year to study and report on the state of [male condom use] in six African countries. The results are out in six new case studies that will be presented during a consultative meeting on the Total Market Approach that…

Women Living In Poor Communities Most Powerful Resource For Health, Development

In a POLITICO opinion piece, published as part of “a series in which dozens of women will reveal what women they most admire … part of ‘Women Rule,’ a unique effort this fall by POLITICO, Google and The Tory Burch Foundation exploring how women are leading change in politics, policy…

Examining Prospects For U.S. Family Planning Funding In FY 2014

“While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy, [Wednesday’s] Senate passage of a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement (H.J. Res. 59) sets the stage for the negotiation of final fiscal year 2014 appropriations legislation,” Population…

2013 Saw Victories, Challenges In Global Health

Huffington Post: Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2013 Karl Hofmann, PSI president and CEO “Global health saw plenty of victories and setbacks in 2013. Drug-resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing…

New York Times’ ‘Room For Debate’ Feature Discusses Birth Control

New York Times: Thinking Beyond the Pill “More than 50 years after its introduction, the birth control pill — and altering hormonal levels in general — still seems to be the best contraceptive available. Has progress on developing new birth control methods stalled? What can be done to promote innovation?”…

More Effort Needed To Improve Myanmar’s Family Planning Services

IRIN: Burmese family planning left behind “Despite donor funding to advance Myanmar’s health care system, experts say more work is needed in life-saving family planning services, which have yet to receive the support they need. … At 200 deaths per 100,000 live births, Myanmar’s maternal mortality rate is one of…

Kaiser Family Foundation Maps Donor Landscape In Family Planning, Reproductive Health

The Kaiser Family Foundation on Thursday released a new report that examines the donor landscape for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) in countries around the globe. The fourth and final report in a series of analyses examining donor involvement in addressing different global health challenges finds that 147 countries…

Zhejiang Province Is First In China To Relax Family Planning Policy

Wall Street Journal: China’s Zhejiang Becomes First Province to Loosen Family Planning Policy “Eastern China’s Zhejiang province announced a loosening of its family planning policy on Friday, becoming the first province to make good on the Communist Party’s pledge to relax the country’s controversial one-child rule…” (Chin, 1/17).