U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Policy That Never Dies: The Global Gag Rule

  This policy lurks in the shadows, ready to be brought back to life by a future president hostile to family planning. Waiting to take a bite out of essential health services abroad. It’s the Global Gag Rule—also known as … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Key to Success on Maternal Health? Complete Access to Reproductive Health Services

Last week the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the appointment of a Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator. The position is a new one for the agency and will be responsible for helping USAID in their work to … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Reproductive Health Supplies

Supplies and Demand What’s Keeping Birth Control Out of Women’s Hands?

In sub-Saharan Africa, 270,000 women die each year due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We know access to family planning can reduce this number. Yet for 35 million women in the region, family planning supplies and services remain out … Continue Reading

Showing More With Less The Power of Good Visualization

Explore the interactive graphic by clicking above! Source: GreatBusinessSchools.org With interactive graphics increasing in popularity, you’ve probably seen a few that are just plain bad—either because they are visually unappealing, because the underlying data isn’t credible, or in the worst … Continue Reading

Reproductive Health Supplies

Ebola Epidemic Magnifies Reproductive Health Challenges in Liberia

What if you went to the pharmacy and the person dispensing your medication was not the pharmacist, but an electrician? No, this is not a practical joke. It is the unsettling reality uncovered by Lloyd Matowe, the director of Pharmaceutical … Continue Reading

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