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Delivering on the Right to Contraception in Latin America

By A. Tianna Scozzaro “There is nothing more beautiful than to give birth to a baby who is planned and wanted,” says Sandra Lopez, a midwife in Guatemala, in the opening sequence of Con las Manos Vacias: Delivering on the … Continue reading »

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Equity Should Be Easy

By Jeff Locke As a Peace Corps Volunteer, one readily accepts President John F. Kennedy’s assertion that “life in Peace Corps will not be easy.” In fact, that’s why many of us signed up to join the Peace Corps, in … Continue reading »

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#AWomansWorth Tweet-A-Thon Tomorrow!

Right now, around the world, more than 222 million women want something they can’t get: access to modern contraceptives.   Fortunately, countries and other donors are joining together to help these women get what they want, and it’s time for … Continue reading »

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Time for Examination: My Visit to a Community Clinic in Khulna, Bangladesh

In October of this year, I had the opportunity to visit the Khulna office of Eminence. I was struck by the stark facilities: a bare office, minimum materials, a remote location – and one staff member, with big arms, a … Continue reading »

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Drumbeats of Change from Malawi

  Traveling to Africa, the continent of my birth, right after the U.S. elections results is particularly rewarding for me. Of course, there is palpable delight prevailing throughout the continent on the re-election of President Obama. Yet my excitement has … Continue reading »

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Creating Opportunities for Gratitude

Originally posted on the Huffington Post Naomi Daka smiles and swings her arms, singing along with the other women in a back room of the Chawama Health Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. It’s the end of her weekly meeting of her … Continue reading »

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No More Lip-Service: What It Would Mean To Really Invest In Women & Girls

Originally posted on InterAction Today marks yet another International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  Wouldn’t be wonderful instead if we were celebrating the anniversary of the day poverty was eradicated? Despite our best efforts, that day may still be … Continue reading »

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London Summit: Southern Governments’ Promises to Keep

by Suzanna Dennis My blog yesterday tried to make sense of the financial commitments made at July’s London Summit on Family Planning. Today the organizers of the Summit are concluding two-days of meetings on how to implement the commitments. While we … Continue reading »

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Mind the Gap: Crunching the Numbers from the London Summit on Family Planning

by Suzanna Dennis Last week the eagerly awaited Southern country commitments from the London Summit on Family Planning hit the web.  They complement the $2.6 billion in “new” money that donors and the private sector pledged for family planning over … Continue reading »

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HIV epidemic, family planning needs are linked, and demand an integrated approach

Originally posted on Science Speaks With the conclusion of the international London Summit on Family Planning earlier this month, the global health community has shifted its focus to the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. It is exciting to see … Continue reading »

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