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Nigeria: Donor Funding for Family Planning Drops $10 Million in 3 Years

Donor contribution to the family planning fund basket in Nigeria has increased from $14.03 million in 2018, $8 million in 2019 to $4 million in 2020, even as the federal government allocation does not did not exceed $4 million, LEADERSHIP audits revealed. Although identified as an important tool in the prevention of child and infant […]

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FG launches Family Planning materials

March 11, 2022March 11, 202282 The Federal Government launched the Nigerian Commitment to Family Planning 2030 and other reproductive health policy documents in Abuja. This follows a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund and UNICEF which says; approximately fifty percent of adolescent girls in Nigeria become mothers before the age […]

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Nigeria: Leveraging the Private Sector to Expand Access to Family Planning – Without Compromising Quality

The past few years have been difficult for maternal health. COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to our healthcare system, slowing us down in our efforts to improve the quality and equity of care to help pregnant women survive and thrive. In order to sufficiently address our country’s maternal health crisis, however, we must do […]

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Leveraging the private sector to expand access to family planning – without compromising quality

By Iyadunni Olubode (Lead Writer) The past few years have been difficult for maternal health. COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to our healthcare system, slowing us down in our efforts to improve the quality and equity of care to help pregnant women survive and thrive.In order to sufficiently address our country’s maternal health crisis, […]

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In New Hampshire, Secretary Becerra Highlighted the Importance of Family Planning and Mental Health Funding

Today, March 4, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a community health center for youth and families and led two panel discussions highlighting the Biden-Harris administration’s support for family planning programs. and mental health services. Throughout the trip, he spoke with state and federal leaders […]

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Groups Engage Ebonyi Stakeholders on Family Planning –

The high rate of adolescents and youth dropping out of school has become a growing concern among stakeholders in the education and health sectors in Nigeria. Although poverty has been implicated as being at the center of this development, issues of teenage pregnancy and reproductive health in general have been a major concern. The increase […]

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Challenging cultural norms to advocate for family planning

Leila Abdulkeir, twenty-five (Photo) is a woman on a mission. Although she comes from a conservative background, she has chosen a path that is sure to cause concern within her community. Leila lobbies for the adoption of family planning and other sexual and reproductive health rights among her people. We met the little woman from […]

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Framework for engaging the private sector in family planning – Journal

LAHORE: Participants in a multi-stakeholder dialogue presented a model framework for engaging the private sector to improve family planning services in Punjab. Comparative data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 show that the use of family doctors and pharmacies for family planning services is increasing. Private medical practitioners have enormous potential […]

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Donor Funding Cuts to Family Planning Hit Poor Countries

[LAGOS] Donor funding for family planning in 59 low- and middle-income countries has dropped by more than $100 million in 2020, putting women at risk of unsafe abortions and death, a report find. The report by FP2030 and the Kaiser Family Foundation, said cuts to UK overseas aid were the main driver of the decline, […]

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Maintaining Human Rights in Family Planning Policy as Depopulation Fears Rise

Human rights have been at the heart of the family planning movement for more than half a century, although family planning programs have not always lived up to the human rights commitments to which governments subscribe publicly. The right of couples to control their fertility was first codified in the Tehran Declaration of 1968who noted […]

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Family planning campaign to continue in state despite Covid pandemic: Government | Patna News

PATNA: Health Minister Mangal Pandey said on Wednesday that the department had developed a strategy to prioritize family planning even during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Parivar Vikas mission will take place across the state until January 29 to educate the population on family planning, he added. Sources said a couple contact campaign would be held […]

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Game-changing app tracks essential family planning supplies in Kenya

As a frontline health worker at Isiolo County Referral Hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a vital role to play in saving lives – and a new digital tool to help him do it. The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for predicting and preventing shortages and stock-outs of essential medical supplies, including contraceptives. If he receives stocks from […]

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Providers describe impact if Executive Council rejects family planning contracts

CONCORD- On Wednesday, December 22, contracts for family planning providers will be reviewed at the New Hampshire Executive Council meeting (#41C), including for three reproductive health providers whose contracts were rejected in September – Planned Parenthood of Northern New England; Health Center for Equality; and Lovering Health Center. This vote comes quickly on the heels […]

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UNFPA opens two new Family Planning Centers of Excellence and one-stop assistance center [EN/AR] – Iraq

December 13, 2021; Baghdad, Iraq – UNFPA, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs opened a One-Stop Assistance Center (OSAC) in Kirkuk this month with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA ). The center is integrated into a primary health care facility and provides comprehensive gender-based violence […]

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Four million Nigerian women interested in family planning lack access to commodities

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Nigeria Country Representative Ulla Mueller says the country has 15.1% unmet need for family planning. Ms. Mueller revealed this in Abuja at the NAN Forum, the flagship interview program of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to her, 15.1% of Nigerian women and girls who want to access […]

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Restoring Women’s Access to Medicaid Family Planning Services

Family planning services allow women to make their own choices about whether and when to have children. These services, which are essential to ensure gender and racial equity and reproductive justice, are not limited to contraception, pregnancy testing and fertility services. For many low-income women, especially those living in states that have not expanded Medicaid, […]

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HHS to invest $35 million in telehealth for family planning

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would make $35 million in U.S. Bailout funding available to Title X family planning providers to bolster their telehealth infrastructure and capacity. Title X family planning clinics help ensure access to a wide range of reproductive health services for low-income or uninsured people. “I’ve […]

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The NH delegation is holding a virtual press conference with NH family planning providers ahead of SCOTUS’ oral arguments on the Pivotal Court case threatening Roe v. wade

November 29, 2021 (Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today hosted a virtual press with representatives from New Hampshire’s family planning providers before the Supreme Court begins oral argument in a pivotal case that threatens the future of Roe vs. […]

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Kenya: Lamu still has low use of family planning, official

Four years after the Lamu County government launched a 136 million shillings family planning project, the use of contraceptive services is still low. The Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (PF CIP) was launched in 2018. The program, which was to last three years, aimed to accelerate the uptake of modern contraceptives among women from 43% […]

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Rebuilding Title X: New Regulations for the Federal Family Planning Program

On October 4, 2021, the Biden administration released final new regulations for the federal Title X family planning program. The new regulations replace those issued by the Trump administration in 2019, which made significant and well-documented changes to the Title X program, resulting in a significant reduction in the size of the Title X network […]

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HHS Rule Change for Title X Family Planning Puts Patients First, Lifts Harmful Restrictions – Sedona.Biz

Phoenix A-Z (October 18, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule for the Title X program, rolling back Trump-era restrictions and putting patients first, marking a critical step toward restoring access to Title X-funded care for thousands of people across Arizona. “We are deeply grateful that the […]

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Namibia: Family planning remains a huge challenge

REDUCING the vast unmet need for family planning remains a major challenge in Namibia. This was said by the Executive Director of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, while commemorating World Contraception Day at the Neudamm campus of the University of Namibia last week. World Contraception Day aims to promote awareness of contraception and empower […]

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Family Health Service office promises affordable care in Bellevue | Health

Family Health Services, a nonprofit founded in 1982 in Burley, Idaho, will open a new office at 602 N. Main St. in Bellevue this winter. The facility will provide deeply discounted medical, dental and behavioral health services to eligible residents. The new facility will provide a close-to-home option for Wood River Valley residents who traveled […]

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Kenya: Data Shows More Women Are Choosing Natural Family Planning Methods

Natural family planning has become a preferred method for women in the country even as the use of modern contraceptives among married women increases by 5%. According to the Ministry of Health’s Reproductive and Maternity Services Unit, as part of family planning methods, about 63,785 women (10%) were using natural methods in August, including abstinence […]

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‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ says UK | Global Development

The UK government has been urged to open its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN climate conference Cop26, an alliance of more than 60 NGOs called […]

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Involving men in family planning could cure India’s obsession with ‘population control’

The government of Uttar Pradesh population control bill – the UP Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021 – has recently become the latest salvo Indian political leaders have fired in their bid to manage a “population explosion” which they say is hampering the development of the ‘India. In his Independence Day speech in 2019, […]

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Abortions continue to rise in Iowa after GOP family planning change

There were 4,058 abortions performed in Iowa in 2020, a trend that has increased over the past three years. In 2018, there were 2,849 abortions, followed by 3,566 abortions in 2019, according to state data. The data comes from the Iowa Department of Public Health and was shared with legislative staff. State Senator Janet Petersen […]

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Nigeria: Family Planning Saves Lives – We must get the message out to men and women

A year ago, I met a 26-year-old breastfeeding mother who was a graduate student. She was married and had three children; the youngest was only eight months old. She started using birth control pills after her period returned after giving birth, but hid the pills from her husband. When he discovered them, he forced her […]

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Family planning in Georgia | Georgia Department of Public Health

Family planning in Georgia | Explore your options | Prepare your visit Find your local coordinator Find your local coordinator Services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your local public health clinic for tailored COVID-19 services available in your area. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Family Planning Program provides leadership, guidance, and resources […]

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Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone—Second Avenue

At Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone—Second Avenue, our physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives provide obstetric, gynecologic, and pediatric care. Family Health Centers at NYU Langone We meet the health needs of the whole family through programs focused on primary and specialty medical care, dentistry and social support services. View All Family […]

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CMS provides new clarity for family planning under Medicaid

Family planning services and supplies have been part of the Medicaid program since its inception half a century ago. And over the past few decades, Medicaid has become the primary source of public funding for family planning in the United States, representing three-quarters of this financing at the last count. This should come as no […]

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Title X: The Keystone of Publicly Funded Family Planning in the United States

The Title X national family planning program was created 45 years ago with broad bipartisan support. Today, Congress has Title X — still the only federal grant program dedicated entirely to family planning and related preventive health care — in the crosshairs for deep funding cuts or even elimination. The United States House of Representatives […]