Choosing ten top tweets from day two of the International Conference on Family Planning wasn’t easy. Thousands of experts, researchers, those representing NGOs, and stakeholders are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week at the largest conference on family planning and reproductive health. Below are ten tweets we feel are informative and provide fantastic discussion points […]
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I have been fortunate to visit health posts and family planning clinics in a handful of countries. One of the things I always ask to see while visiting are family planning kits used for educational purposes for clients. Some of the kits have been fancy, others have been fairly rudimentary, but they all serve the […]
An integrated approach to healthcare no matter the setting is a more effective and rights-based approach to healthier outcomes. When family planning services are available at HIV/AIDS clinics, Population Action International (PAI) believes patients will receive better care, health workers will be more efficient, and dollars will be saved. In sub-Saharan Africa integrated clinic settings […]
The second day of the Women Deliver conference was led by robust conversations and discussions about family planning. Wednesday’s events began with the plenary session: Global Progress on Family Planning—Putting Women at the Heart of the Global Health Agenda which was opened by Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive […]
This week I am a guest of Save the Children on an observational trip in Ethiopia. I, along with three distinguished US nurses, are here to learn about Ethiopia’s frontline health workers, the 38,000 women strong health extension workers. The health extension workers were put into place by the Ethiopian government in 2003 and now […]
There is an important article on the Gates Foundation’s blog Impatient Optimists that details the importance of the new UNFPA study on family planning. Do give it a read: New Report: Family Planning By Choice, Not By Chance. Photo By: Jennifer James (Kisumu, Kenya, Summer 2011) Infographic: UNFPA Read more of our family planning coverage.
In order to improve family planning services around the world and increase its access by an additional 120 million women in developing countries, these countries must first commit to making a wide range of improvements in their current family planning agendas. At the London Summit on Family Planning this week we heard from a wide range […]
The London Summit on Family Planning is just underway this morning in London. Here are some early photos before the summit started. The Media Galley Attendants filing into the summit.
WATCH LIVE This week we are in London covering the London Summit on Family Planning that will take place tomorrow morning through early evening. You will be able to watch live at londonfamilyplanningsummit.co.uk. OFFICIAL HASHTAG You can follow summit tweets at dialogue at the #fpsummit hashtag. TWEET CHAT There will also be a tweetchat from […]
As the date nears for the London Family Planning Summit more information is being spread through social media via summit partners about the importance of providing 220 million additional women in developing countries with the option of having greater control over when to have children, how many children to have, how long to space births, […]