Topic » International Policies
The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo created a platform signed by 185 countries that called for universal access to family planning and reproductive health services by 2015. U.N. Millennium Development Goals' target 5B also calls for universal access to reproductive health care.
PAI has tracked international commitments to family planning and held governments and donors accountable. Fulfilling the global demand for family planning can significantly reduce the costs of achieving the MDGs, especially those related to poverty, maternal health and education. PAI advocates that donor countries fully fund family planning and reproductive health services to help meet all of the Millenium Development Goals.
Too often, Latin American women go to a clinic for contraception, but they leave con las manos vacias — empty handed. When they return to the clinic, it will likely be for prenatal services. More than half of pregnancies in Latin … Continue reading
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The World Bank just released Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health (shown above) for Women Deliver. Its basic message is that investments in reproductive health are essential for development. In … Continue reading
Last week, UN Member States, civil society, regional commissions, observers and specialized agencies gathered in New York City for the 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD).* This year’s theme was migration, and the negotiations produced a … Continue reading
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can play a key role in ensuring accountability for meeting commitments made by governments, donors, UN agencies and other policymakers. With this assumption in mind, PAI convened a discussion alongside the EuroNGOs Annual Conference in October … Continue reading
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
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
In One Place shows why integrating family planning/reproductive health and HIV/AIDS is a priority for women and young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the voices of women in Zambia living with HIV, the film documents how separate health services can result in a range of missed opportunities, poor health outcomes and lost productivity. Continue reading
The London Summit is an historic opportunity to help the millions of women in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy but lack contraception. Providing access to contraception saves lives. Continue reading
Originally posted on RH Reality Check Albert Einstein once said, “Never memorize something that you can look up.” As we head into the July 11th London Summit on Family Planning, we can focus more on concepts than numbers, because we … Continue reading
As I predicted last week, the quality of input determines the quality of outcome. My blog in advance of the U.N. Commission on Population and Development, Teens in the Tinderbox, didn’t turn out to be true in the literal sense. … Continue reading