Youth

No More Excuses: It’s Time to Collect Data on Young People

We often hear health statistics quoted for youth age 15 and up, children under 5, or women of reproductive age (15-49) to help tell their stories, and show why it’s important to invest in programs for these groups. Yet there’s … 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

Family Planning, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Maternal Health, U.S. Foreign Assistance

New Funding for MDGs 4 and 5 Should Make Family Planning a Priority

Great news! The World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway just pledged an additional $1.15 billion over the next three years to help achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, which focus … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Government’s Finances

Last month, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) posted 53,000 transaction records—updated through June 30, 2013—online. Now, anyone with an internet connection can see that the agency spent $569,650 to Pathfinder International to strengthen health systems for family … Continue Reading

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re all aware today is a day for giving thanks, and tomorrow and Monday are days for getting deals. But did you know that Tuesday is a day for giving back? Well, you do now. Next Tuesday, Dec. … Continue Reading