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Why Population Matters to Security

January 15, 2013

Demographic trends influence political stability and security. Over the past several decades, countries in which at least 60 percent of the population is younger than 30 have been more likely to experience outbreaks of conflict than countries with a more … Continue reading »

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New PEPFAR Blueprint: Civil Society Essential to Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

December 7, 2012

December 07, 2012 New PEPFAR Blueprint: Civil Society Essential to Achieving AIDS-Free Generation Last week the U.S. government released the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation, which puts forward a bold vision to save lives and achieve an AIDS-free generation.  … Continue reading »

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Election Outcome: What Family Planning Advocates Have To Be Thankful For

November 20, 2012

In this Thanksgiving season, supporters of international family planning programs have one thing to be truly thankful for—the 2012 election outcome. With the re-election of President Obama, advocates look forward to four more years of prioritized funding for overseas family … Continue reading »

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The Lancet Family Planning Series, French Translation

October 17, 2012

French translation of The Lancet Family Planning Series reviewing the evidence for the effects of population and family planning on peoples’ well-being and the environment. The Series was released ahead of the London Summit on Family Planning. The Summit brought … Continue reading »

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PEPFAR Takes Contraception Off the Table

October 16, 2012

The recently released Fiscal Year 2013 Country Operational Plan (COP) Guidance  states in no uncertain terms that “PEPFAR funds may not be used to purchase family planning commodities” (page 52).  As they have since the beginning of the program, PEPFAR … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa – Policy Brief

September 11, 2012

Population growth is occurring more rapidly in Africa than in other regions of the world, increasing vulnerability to climate change impacts and undermining sustainable development efforts on the continent. Indeed, most sub-Saharan development policies note that the region’s rapid population … Continue reading »

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Population, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Malawi

September 11, 2012

Malawi is one of 15 population and climate change hotspots characterized by a high population growth rate, a high projected decline in agricultural production, and low resilience to climate change. In addition, Malawi faces severe water scarcity. The combined effects … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa

September 11, 2012

A region’s population dynamics, including the size, distribution and composition of its population, influence its prospects for sustainable development. Virtually all development policies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cite the region’s rapid population growth, urbanization, and age structure as major challenges. … Continue reading »

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Promoting Family Planning/Reproductive Health-HIV/AIDS Integration

July 30, 2012

This policy brief looks at how the “integration” principle and the “country ownership” principle are applied to FP/RH and HIV/AIDS services and civil society engagement in the Global Health Initiative country strategies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. Continue reading »

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The Under One Roof storybook reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting reproductive health and HIV services when they need it. www.under-1-roof.org

July 30, 2012

Under One Roof, a companion storybook to In One Place, reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting family planning, reproductive health and HIV services when they need it. Some travel long distances and spend hours waiting for services that are not routinely offered together. Others face stigma based on their HIV status. Young people face discrimination based on age. Some of these individuals are able to overcome these hurdles, others are not. Continue reading »