With close to 600 million girls growing up in developing countries, achieving global prosperity starts with educating and empowering these young women so they can be healthy, productive members of their communities and become agents of change. This year’s World Population Day encourages us to “Invest in Teenage Girls.” Voluntary family planning is one tool […]
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Why support efforts to abandon Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting?
The same elements that will transform a culture from performing FGM/C on its girl children – the values, and norms that inform the expected and accepted ways that people behave in a culture – will also bring increased acceptance for the use of contraception and information on family planning.
Achieving Equity Through Women in Leadership
Improved access and choice in family planning services gives women more opportunities for leadership roles. Read more >>
Expanding Access and Choice for Family Planning
Women deserve family planning options that are “full access, full choice.” Read more >>
What Does It Take to Get Contraceptives to Clients in Rural Nigeria?
What does it take to get contraceptives to clients in rural Nigeria to promote safe motherhood and healthy families? Read more >>
Knowledge-Sharing in MHealth is Critical to Providing Life-Saving Solutions for Moms
In order for mobile to be scaled to address health issues, global communities must come together to openly share lessons learned Read more >>
Family Planning Improves and Saves Lives
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 >>
The LAC Effect: Addressing Inequalities to Save Lives
Assistant Administrator for Global Health reflects on the progress that USAID has made in the Latin America and Caribbean region in ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Read more >>
From the Field in Zimbabwe: Unexpectedly HIV-Free
Through USAID and partners’ efforts, the percentage of babies born HIV-positive has decreased significantly in Zimbabwe. Read more >>