Family Planning

Counting Down the Reproductive Health Wins of 2013

We won so many victories for reproductive health in 2013! Join us in celebrating the holidays and these reproductive health “wins”. Calling out countries to meet the need for family planning: PAI shined a spotlight on which donor countries aren’t … Continue Reading

Environment, Family Planning

Population + Health + Environment = Sustainability? Ethiopia Shows How It’s Done

It takes us two hours by rocky dusty road to get here. Hawaryat Town is nestled in the mountains of Southwestern Ethiopia. It is in the Guraghe Zone, one of the most densely populated in the country and as we … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

No One Said Changing the World Was Easy

Suzanna is writing from Nairobi, Kenya, where she is currently meeting with partners on PAI’s RH BudgetWatch project. The circumstances are challenging: Women go to facilities that are stocked out of the type of contraception they depend on to protect … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Blowing Out the Candles in a Changing Climate

Today is my birthday. Along with organizing a summer BBQ bash and the annual reflections on your life, goals, and relationships that happen around a birthday, I am also realizing that much of my life is impacted by global circumstances. … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Maternal Health, Youth

She’s Too Tired to Push. That’s Why We Must.

She forgot how to push after 22 children. The other woman had given birth 16 times and 4 of her children had died. I am sitting in the audience at Women Deliver 2013, and I wept as these stories were … Continue Reading

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Why We Care (And Why You Should, Too)

Recently, PAI President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers was featured by the United Nation Foundation’s Why We Care campaign, a platform for individuals to share their journeys to becoming champions for international reproductive health. In her essay, Suzanne talks about formative Peace … Continue Reading