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Expanding Access and Choice for Family Planning

Women gather at a health post in Ethiopia. USAID trains and supports health extension workers across Ethiopia's health system in the most populous regions of the country. Photo credit: Nena Terrell, USAID Ethiopia

Women deserve family planning options that are “full access, full choice.” Read more >>

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What Does It Take to Get Contraceptives to Clients in Rural Nigeria?

DDIC truck delivering commodities at a rural health facility in Nigeria. Photo credit: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

What does it take to get contraceptives to clients in rural Nigeria to promote safe motherhood and healthy families? Read more >>

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FP2020: Plans, Partnerships and Progress – One Year On

Ghana woman at USAID health event. Photo credit: USAID

One year after the London Summit on Family Planning, FP2020 continues to accelerate progress towards achieving our goal of reaching an additional 120 million women with lifesaving contraceptive information, services and supplies by 2020. Read more >>

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Contraceptives Save and Improve Lives

Staff load family planning and other health commodities into a truck as part of the Delivery Team Topping Up system in Zimbabwe. 2009. Photo Credit: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.

Each year an estimated 74.4 million unintended pregnancies occur in the developing world; primarily among women who had an unmet need for effective contraception. Family planning programs, which provide counseling, services and contraceptive supplies, empower couples to make important decisions about the timing and spacing of their children. By choosing the healthiest times for childbirth, […]

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Saving Lives of Mothers and Babies through Family Planning

Mother and Child

During the month of May, IMPACT will be highlighting USAID’s work in Global Health. From May 11-17, we will be featuring the important role of mothers and partnerships in Global Health. With memories of Mother’s Day in the U.S. this past weekend still fresh in the mind—family gatherings, celebrations, festive meals, presents, flowers, and more—attention turns to the estimated […]

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The Promise of MPTs: An Integrated Approach to Women’s Health

A woman holding a ring. Photo Credit: USAID

Women and girls are fundamental to the health and well-being of societies worldwide and we still have significant challenges to overcome before reaching essential development goals. Read more >>

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