November 10, 2015News Link
On November 10 in the United States, we celebrate the historic and profound impact that birth control, also known as contraception, has had for women and families throughout the world. Despite the overwhelming benefits and usage, contraception and contraceptive education are still considered taboo topics in most parts of the world. Program Associate Amanda Ackerman explains more in a blog post. Learn more via Girls Globe.
October 18, 2015News Link
As Lauri J. Romanzi, the Project Director of the Fistula Care Plus at EngenderHealth, writes for the MHTF blog, "In a world where women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are 14 times more likely to die as a result of pregnancy than women in high-income countries, equity must serve both as the ethical platform of engagement and the ultimate goal." Learn more via Maternal Health Task Force.
October 14, 2015News Link
As Eleanor Goldberg writes in the Huffington Post, "An estimated 225 million women worldwide want access to contraception, but can’t get it. It’s an injustice that persistently begs the question: WTFP –- Where’s the family planning?" Learn more via Huffington Post.
September 18, 2015News Link
As Pam Barnes and Jenifer DeAtley write in the Huffington Post, "Fear of talking about sex can translate into shame at any age, but particularly during the formative years, when young people are just starting to learn about themselves and their bodies." Learn more via Huffington Post.
June 24, 2015News Link
The global community has recognized the need for better measures of the quality of maternal and newborn health services.
Improving quality of care is essential to achieve the new global targets for ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths. Read more.