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Happy Baby, Happy Mama: Private Sector Partnership Gets Results with Vouchers

Scovia Ketusiime holds a Healthy Baby voucher. Photo credit: SHOPS

When Scovia Ketusiime was 24 years old and five months pregnant with her second child she made a purchase that might have saved her life, the life of her baby, and that of her 18-month-old: she bought a voucher.Read more >>

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Embracing Innovation and Discovery to Accelerate Global Health Progress

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Improving women’s and children’s health is critical to the development of successful economies and stable communities. Read more >>

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Non-hormonal Methods of Contraception Meet Need in DRC

Christopher Hook with members of Maman An’Sar. Photo credit: USAID

USAID programs have worked to meet the needs of women in the DRC by expanding access to a wide range of family planning choices Read more >>

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Evidence Informing Impact for Global Health

A community health worker in rural Ethiopia tests a boy for malaria. Photo credit: Bonnie Gillespie, Photoshare

Beyond effectiveness studies, we need studies that focus on the implementation and adoption of public health interventions, also known as implementation science. Read more >>

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Ethiopia Shares Best Practice for Maternal and Child Survival

Members of the press interview women at a health center in Mikawa, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Nicole Schiegg

In advance of tomorrow’s African Leadership on Child Survival meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Ministry of Health organized a media site-visit to showcase their community health extension program and its impact on the country’s tremendous reductions in child mortality. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: A USAID Legacy in Latin America: Smaller Families and Better Health

Maryuri Arellano gives a health talk on adolescent pregnancy prevention.

Today, more than 1,000 men and women like Hernández are involved in the country’s ambitious community-based efforts to improve health by helping parents decide the size of their families. Read more >>

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The Right to a Nationality: Women and Children

On July 11, leaders from around the world are meeting in London at the Family Planning Summit to express support for a fundamental component of reproductive rights — the right of every woman to decide freely and responsibly whether, when, and how many children she will have.

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Protecting the Lives of Women and Girls: London Summit on Family Planning

Today I joined leaders from around the world at the London Summit on Family Planning to commit to the goal of providing 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries with lifesaving contraceptives, information, and services by 2020. This Summit comes at a crucial time, following up to last month’s Child Survival Call to Action. […]

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London Summit on Family Planning

Tomorrow, on World Population Day, world leaders will meet in London to discuss expanding access to family planning for millions of women around the world.  Many people have been asking me why the London Summit on Family Planning is important.  This brings me to think back to when my wife and I first thought about […]

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Reliable Family Planning Supply Chain Delivers Better Health and Prosperity to Ethiopian Families

“I started using contraceptives after I gave birth to my second child,” said Birtukan Bezabih, a 25-year-old married mother of three in southern Ethiopia. “I did not know that I was pregnant with my second child until [he] started moving inside my womb.  It was just a few months after I gave birth to my […]

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