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Philippines Senator Discusses Reproductive Health Bill

In a post in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, John Murphy, a communications officer and senior writer at the foundation, interviews Philippines Senator Pia Cayetano, a primary sponsor of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, also known as the RH Bill. Cayetano discusses…

New Initiative Aims To Address Gap In Access To Injectable Contraceptives In Africa, South Asia

“For many women, injectable contraceptives have tremendous advantages: one shot of the popular Depo-Provera protects for three months. It is safe and effective, with almost no risk of unintended pregnancy,” Sara Tifft, a senior program officer for reproductive health at PATH, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” “Depo-Provera is very popular in…

Women Deliver Conference Wraps Up With Call For Continued Investments In Girls, Women

“Women Deliver 2013 concluded [Thursday] with a call for continued investments in girls and women,” a Global Health Strategies press release/AllAfrica.com reports. “The final day of Women Deliver 2013 focused on the critical need to prioritize girls and women in the lead-up to the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) deadline…

Global Leaders Discuss Progress, Announce New Commitments At Women Deliver Conference

“On the second day of Women Deliver 2013, the largest conference on girls and women of the decade, global leaders announced progress and new commitments toward expanding contraceptive access for women in developing countries,” a Global Health Strategies press release/AllAfrica.com reports. “The day’s events built on commitments and energy generated…

Blogs Address Issues Discussed At Women Deliver Conference

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the Women Deliver 2013 conference taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week. Jaime-Alexis Fowler, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog: “We are facing huge, often seemingly intractable challenges to improving the lives of women around the world: from…

Women Deliver Conference Opens In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Women Deliver 2013 conference opened on Tuesday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, with “[o]rganizers call[ing] it the largest global meeting of the decade on the health and well-being of women and girls,” VOA News reports (De Capua, 5/27). “Civil society, government leaders, health care professionals, policymakers, two…

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