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CGD Blog Post Discusses Considerations For Donor Funding For Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/U.S. Development Policy”: Global Family Planning Funding — What Should Funders Be Thinking About Now? Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses donor funding for family planning, examining how potential U.S. funding cuts could affect global family planning efforts and suggesting questions…

New WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines Encourage More Health Care Visits For Pregnant Women

Devex: New WHO guidelines signal greater focus on antenatal care experience “…In the [new WHO antenatal care] guidelines released in November, the WHO now recommends eight contacts with health services instead of four over the course of a woman’s pregnancy. This shift provides more opportunity for women to meet with…

Menstruation Banishment Still Practiced In Nepal Despite Bans, Deaths Of Women

Washington Post: They banished their 15-year-old for having her period. She died in a cold Nepali hut. “A 15-year-old Nepali girl died over the weekend in a hut to which she had been banished for menstruating — the latest victim of an ancient ritual that persists in parts of south…

Gates Foundation Works With DKT International To Advance Family Planning Mission

Inside Philanthropy: What Has Gates Done Lately on Global Family Planning? Big Things, With a Big Partner Sue-Lynn Moses, global editor of Inside Philanthropy, discusses the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s support of DKT International to help the organization “provide contraceptives to at least 11 new countries designated as critical…

Tanzanian, Kenyan Authorities Working Together To Stop Cross-Border FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania cracks down on secret ceremonies to circumcise teenage girls “…Mary Wandia, program manager for London-based charity Equality Now, said the law against FGM is poorly enforced in Tanzania, putting thousands of girls at risk and encouraging others from neighboring countries to travel there. … Police in…

Global Community Must Call For End To Violence Against Women, Girls

Huffington Post: It’s time to stop violence against women and girls Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for Family, Women’s, and Children’s Health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Violence against women and girls affects their physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in…

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