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January 23, 2014

The Song Remains the Same—Status Quo for Family Planning Funding and Policy in FY 2014 Omnibus

After a three-month delay, Congress passed and the President signed on January 17th a trillion dollar omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3547 ) to fund the federal government during fiscal year 2014. In what passes for good news these days, funding … Continue reading »

December 19, 2013

Endgame Negotiations Set to Commence—How Will Family Planning Fare in FY 2014?

While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy, yesterday’s Senate passage of a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement (H.J. Res. 59) sets the stage for … Continue reading »

July 26, 2013

Senate Appropriators Shame House Counterparts on Family Planning

July 26, 2013 Senate Appropriators Shame House Counterparts on Family Planning After Wednesday’s disappointing House committee markup of the FY 2014 State Department and foreign operations bill, women’s health advocates enthusiastically applaud the actions of the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday … Continue reading »

July 24, 2013

For House GOP Appropriators, It’s Deja Vu All Over Again on Family Planning

Earlier this afternoon, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee voted to approve a bill that includes dangerous cuts to international family planning and destructive policy “riders.” The legislation is virtually identical to last year’s House bill in its hostile funding and … Continue reading »

April 11, 2013

President’s Budget Prioritizes International Family Planning

April 10, 2013 President’s Budget Request Continues to Prioritize Family Planning and Reproductive Health President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget request for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) proposes an important increase above the funding level just approved by … Continue reading »


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March 20, 2014

When Words Aren’t Enough: Who’s Holding Governments Accountable on Rights?

With the release of new guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) on “Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services,”  there is renewed discussion around shaping and implementing family planning policies and programs that respect, protect … Continue reading »

January 27, 2014

Transformation Doesn’t Happen Over Night

How can we best help countries realize their existing commitments to rights and ensure that rights-based approaches are the standard for all countries? These are the questions at the heart of an emerging dialogue in the family planning and reproductive … Continue reading »

December 19, 2013

A Starting Point for Rights-Based Family Planning

Since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action, there has been a global consensus that human rights and reproductive rights are core principles of family planning programs. Many donors, developing countries, and implementing partners are guided … Continue reading »

November 11, 2013

PAI’s Newest Newsletter: 2020Vision

This is the first in a new series of global family planning policy insight and analysis from PAI. It will cover issues ranging from FP2020 and the Post2015 agenda to reproductive health supplies to budget advocacy. To sign up, visit … Continue reading »


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April 25, 2012

RH-HIV Integration Agenda Advanced in Kenya

PAI staff recently visited reproductive health (RH) and HIV partners and stakeholders in Kenya as part of The Integration Partnership.   Kenya has a strong track record of government and donor support for RH-HIV integration so much of our visit focused … Continue reading »

March 29, 2012

TIP Partners Strengthen Advocacy to Global Fund

As part of The Integration Partnership (TIP), PAI conducted site visits in four countries in March: Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia. In Zambia, TIP partners are making strides in their advocacy to the Global Fund, and in their efforts to convene … Continue reading »

March 29, 2012

Measuring the Impact of Integration

On March 22, Population Action International convened a day-long meeting for PEPFAR implementing partners to discuss family planning/HIV integration indicators. The meeting brought together a program and monitoring and evaluation staff from EngenderHealth, PATH, FHI360, Pathfinder, the Elizabeth Glaser Foundation, … Continue reading »

December 22, 2011

PAI talks Integration at ICASA

PAI recently joined thousands of policymakers, advocates, health workers and activists in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 16th annual International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). More than 22 million people are living with HIV in Africa; 60 … Continue reading »

December 2, 2011

PAI Launches Tipping Point

The Tipping Point showcases how advocates are improving access to reproductive health and maternal, newborn and child health through integrated programs and services. Continue reading »