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Family Planning Improves and Saves Lives

A community health worker in Malawi counsels a woman on her family planning options at a gathering place in her community. USAID works in more than 45 countries around the globe to increase access to family planning information and services for all who want them. Photo credit: Liz Bayer

Today, World Contraception Day, draws attention to the fact that more than 222 million women in the developing world say they want to delay or avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception. 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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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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Saving Lives of Mothers and Babies through Family Planning

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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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Join My Village Lift Women and Girls out of Poverty

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Join My Village helps to lift women and girls out of poverty through education while also providing sustainable improvement in maternal and newborn health. Read more >>

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Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life is addressing the problem of a disproportionately high rate of maternal
mortality rate in Zambia and Uganda. Read more >>

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New Partnership to Strengthen Mobile Health Programs for Moms

Appeared in the White House Science & Technology Policy Blog By: Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Kudos to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, USAID Administrator Raj Shah, Johnson & Johnson CEO William Weldon, and their colleagues at the United Nations Foundation, the mHealth Alliance, and BabyCenter on the launch of the Mobile Alliance for […]

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