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214M Women In Developing Countries Lack Access To Safe, Effective Family Planning, UNFPA Executive Director Says In World Population Day Message

Xinhua/New China: UNFPA chief: some 214 million women lack safe, effective family planning “U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) chief Natalia Kanem said Wednesday some 214 million women [in developing regions] still lack safe and effective family planning for reasons ranging from lack of information or services, to lack of support from…

Opinion Pieces Discuss World Population Day, Family Planning, Related Issues

Devex: Opinion: Family planning gives women a future. It shouldn’t be up for debate. Kathy Calvin, president and chief executive officer of the United Nations Foundation, and Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Back in 1968, we thought change was coming for women everywhere, especially…

IPS Examines Family Planning Challenges In Recognition Of World Population Day

Inter Press Service: Family Planning Is A Human Right “It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world. For World Population Day, held annually on July 11,…

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World Population Day 2018 Marks 50 Years Since Family Planning Recognized As Human Right

Thomson Reuters Foundation: 10 facts about the world’s population “World Population Day, a United Nations’ initiative celebrated every year on July 11 to raise awareness about the exploding world population, focuses on reproductive rights this year to mark 50 years since family planning won recognition as a human right. Here…

IntraHealth Medical Adviser Examines Increased Global Access To Family Planning Methods

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning Roy Jacobstein, senior medical adviser with IntraHealth International, recognizes World Population Day 2018, held on July 11 each year, and examines “what the international community has achieved on the road to making universal access to family…

IntraHealth Senior Manager Discusses Importance Of Investing In, Accelerating Family Planning

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: 11 Billion, Ready or Not: We Need To Put Family Planning on the Fast Track Corinne Mahoney, senior manager for communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the importance of investing in and accelerating family planning and reproductive health strategies. Mahoney writes, “The world’s population didn’t…

Oxford Economist Highlights 3 Facts On Global Development ‘Everyone Should Know’

Gates Notes: Memorizing these three statistics will help you understand the world In a guest post, Max Roser, founder of OurWorldInData.org and economist at the University of Oxford, highlights three facts on global development “everyone should know,” according to Bill Gates: “Fact #1: Since 1960, child deaths have plummeted from…

Better Family Planning Policies Needed To Improve Global Child Welfare

The Hill: Could Trump’s family separation crisis break the taboo around family planning? Carter Dillard, founder of Having Kids “…[T]here’s something missing in the constellation of stories revolving around Trump’s child separations, a story and connection around which all the others seem to be revolving. … What’s missing in these…

FT Health Discusses U.K.’s NHS, Features Interview With Gates Foundation’s Chris Elias

FT Health: Thanksgiving or tough love for the U.K.’s NHS? The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses the U.K.’s taxpayer-funded National Health Service (NHS) and features an interview with Chris Elias, president of the global development division at the Gates Foundation, in which he discusses…

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