Maternal Health

Rise in Maternal Mortality in the DRC Highlights the Changing Nature of Conflict

The Second Congo War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially ended in 2003. Yet even more women are dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth now than they were then. New survey results reveal maternal mortality in the … Continue Reading

Family Planning

There’s More Than One Way to Measure FP2020 Progress

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)—a global partnership launched in 2012 to provide 120 more million women and girls access to family planning by 2020–released their 2013-2014 progress report this week. In the video above, Melinda Gates, whose foundation is one of … Continue Reading

Reproductive Health Supplies

Sex, Money and Alcohol in Guatemala

There’s a surprising relationship between sex and alcohol in Guatemala—and no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Since 2004, reproductive health supplies have been paid for by a tax on alcoholic beverages. How did that happen? The simple answer is advocacy. … Continue Reading

Environment, Family Planning, Population and Climate Change

What We’re Reading: New Study Misses the Point on Family Planning

Last week, there was a flurry of media attention around a new study out of Australia that claimed the world’s growing population is just going to keep on growing, destroying the planet, and there’s nothing we can do about it. … Continue Reading

Reproductive Health Supplies

Celebrating a Decade of Supplies A Q&A with Elizabeth Lule, inaugural chair of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

Late last month, the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) celebrated their 10th anniversary at their annual partners’ meeting in Mexico City. The coalition is a global partnership of public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can … Continue Reading

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