Reproductive Health Supplies in Six Countries

June 3, 2009

By Elizabeth Leahy with Esther Akitobi, Nel Druce, Karen Hardee, Carlos Manuel Indacochea, Joana Nerquaye-Tetteh, Leslie Patykewich and Carolyn Gibb Vogel Reproductive Health Supplies in Six Countries: Themes and Entry Points in Policies, Systems and Funding, identifies the challenges faced … Continue reading »


How Do Recent Population Trends Matter To Climate Change?

April 30, 2009

by Leiwen Jiang and Karen Hardee Summary Strong evidence exists showing that demographic change is closely associated with greenhouse gas emissions, and that population dynamics will play a key role in attempts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of … Continue reading »


Re-Costing Cairo: Revised Estimate of the Resource Requirements to Achieve the ICPD Goals

March 3, 2009

by Suzanna Dennis, March 2009 Importance of Family Planning and Reproductive Health  Achieving universal access to reproductive health, including family planning services and supplies, is essential to ensuring the health and well-being of women and their families. Poor reproductive health … Continue reading »

Condoms and CFLs: Environmental Behavior Change Lessons from Public Health

December 22, 2008

Kimberly Rovin, MPH, Malea Hoepf Young, MPH, and Karen Hardee, PhD In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report recognized climate change as a global issue with the potential for catastrophic environmental effects. The report stated … Continue reading »


Population, Fertility and Family Planning in Pakistan: A Program in Stagnation

October 6, 2008

Karen Hardee and Elizabeth Leahy Since 2001, the geopolitical significance of Pakistan has become increasingly clear to the world, as has the country’s instability. Throughout this decade, Pakistan has suffered from growing strife, including, in the last year, the assassination … Continue reading »


“New” Donors: A New Resource for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Financing?

August 15, 2008

Malea Hoepf Young While the past decades have seen a foreign aid field dominated by the world’s wealthy countries who are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), a new form … Continue reading »


Reclaiming the ABCs – The Creation and Evolution of the ABC Approach

August 4, 2008

Karen Hardee, Jay Gribble, Stephanie Weber, Tim Manchester, Martha Wood During the 2003 State of the Union Address, U.S. President George W. Bush announced his vision for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a five-year Emergency Plan designed … Continue reading »


Comprehensive HIV Prevention: Condoms and Contraceptives Count

July 22, 2008

The AIDS epidemic has now spanned nearly three decades. In 2007, 2.5 million people became newly infected with HIV, bringing the total number of people living with HIV or AIDS to 33 million. Recent evidence shows that national HIV prevalence … Continue reading »


The Future of U.S. Government Involvement & Funding for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Programs in the Evolving U.S. Aid Architecture

March 25, 2008



A Measure of Survival – Calculating Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Risk

October 18, 2007

Pregnancy and childbirth are deadly to more than half a million women worldwide every year—a fact that is unacceptable, but not unavoidable. These women are typically poor, uneducated and living in rural areas or urban slums. Despite 20 years of … Continue reading »