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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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Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health for All

World Population Day 2013 aims to draw awareness to the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Photo credit: Netsanet Assaye, Courtesy of Photoshare

On World Population Day, USAID joins the global community in raising awareness on the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Read more >>

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Introducing SILCS: It’s Not Your Mother’s Diaphragm

The SILCS Diaphragm is the first new cervical barrier method that will enter the market in more than a decade. Photo credit: Kessel Marketing

PATH, in collaboration with CONRAD and funded by USAID, designed the one-size-fits-most SILCS Diaphragm to increase access to contraception for women in low-resource settings. Read more >>

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SMART Training Enables Egyptian Woman to Educate Community on Nutrition, Healthy Behaviors

Gaz Mohamed, third from the left (in red scarf), attending the CHW training. Photo credit: MCHIP.

USAID-funded SMART project focuses on improving maternal and neonatal health and nutrition, and works through community development associations in Upper and Lower Egypt. Read more >>

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Contraception: Not to be left to serendipity

Kenyan women learning about IUDs. Photo credit: MSI

Contraception matters. It not only changes lives, it saves lives. Read more >>

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Women Deliver: Bold Visions for Women’s and Girls’ Health and Rights

Robert Clay serves as deputy assistant to the administrator for Global Health. Photo credit: Robert Clay

I’ve just returned from an inspiring and thought-provoking week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where leaders and advocates from 149 countries gathered for the Women Deliver 2013 conference. Read more >>

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Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Family Planning and Integrated Development in Tanzania

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Filmed in the northern coastal region of Tanzania, the short documentary “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” showcases an innovative approach to development Read more >>

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The injection advantage: Reaching more women with an effective and convenient family planning method

Small, light, and easy to use, Sayana Press is well-suited for community health workers. Credit: PATH/Patrick McKern

The women are about 25 to 30 years old. They’re married with two, or as many as nine, children. They’re tired. They may have miscarried, more than once. They want a break.

This is how community health workers in Senegal describe the women who visit village health huts for family planning. “Some are educated and some are not,” one health worker said, “but they are smart. They worry about the health consequences of multiple pregnancies.”

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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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Allowing Women to Nurture Themselves and Their Children Before Giving Birth Again

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In too many places around the world, women lack the access to contraception or the decision-making ability to seek services. Read more >>

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