Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Maternal Health, U.S. Foreign Assistance

At Global Leadership Council Meeting, Silence on Family Planning

What Washington insider–or aspiring insider like myself–doesn’t relish the chance to be in the same room with Secretary Clinton, The Honorable Tom Ridge, NBC’s Chuck Todd, and World Bank President Bob Zoellick to talk policy?

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Family Planning, International Policies, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

What’s Missing about the Missing MDG?

UN delegates and advocates gathered last month in New York to assess progress on the Millennium Development Goals. With just five years remaining to meet the goals, and maternal health (Goal 5) the furthest off-track, the MDG Summit was an … Continue Reading

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International Policies, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

Whoa Canada

Originally published on the Huffington Post. Canada did its best this week to act like George W. Bush. The government excluded family planning from a new maternal health initiative for developing countries it planned to launch at the G8 meeting … Continue Reading

International Policies, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

Motherhood, It’s Complicated

Originally posted on the Huffington Post A colleague on maternity leave recently sent an e-mail saying what an incredible experience pregnancy is and how she can’t help thinking of the millions of women who go through it without the support … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

Mothers — It’s Complicated

There are always complicated issues around mothers. Being one, having one, not having one, wanting one, losing one, not being one. Personally, we love our mothers even when we don’t. Culturally, we revere them. Globally, we say how important mothers … Continue Reading

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