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Spreading the word: Youth educators provide sexual and reproductive health outreach in Honduras

A quiet student approaches a nondescript wooden box and casually slips in a folded piece of paper. On it is scrawled a burning question. “Can contraceptive pills cause infertility?” As the day goes on, the scenario…

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Two years since the Chibok girls’ abduction: Providing support for women and girls surviving Boko Haram

Two years ago on 14 April, Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from their dormitory beds at a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. Yesterday, on the two-year anniversary of their disappearance, a video surfaced showing 15 of…

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Transforming lives by improving access to fistula repair in Nepal

When Rita Devi Chaudhary gave birth to her first child, at age 23, a small, congenital fistula that had caused her mild discomfort since age 10 tore into a much larger injury. As a result, like many of the 2 million…

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Census reaches vulnerable women and girls in a remote area of Myanmar for the very first time

“When people are not counted, they are excluded,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, yesterday during the opening session of the 49th Commission on Population and Development (CPD). “Data and analysis are critical…

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A new mobile app brings the digital revolution to adolescent maternal care in Uganda

For four months, Team GetIn worked late into the night, feverishly coding and brainstorming, dedicated to achieving two main objectives: One, develop a mobile app that could revolutionize maternal care for young mothers…

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How a new blood bank is saving the lives of pregnant women in Darfur

Last year, when Zahar Ali went into labour with her first child, her family brought her to El Fasher Maternity Hospital, North Darfur’s largest health facility offering maternity services. After examining Zahar, her…

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Quality Generics: Pharmacoeconomics at its best

Please join us for the webinar "Quality Generics - Pharmacoeconomics at its best" onThursday 14 March 2016 at 14.30 CET.

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Prime time dads: Improving gender equality in Georgia through reality TV

The camera zooms in, panning across a marble mantle covered with family photos of three young boys and their happy, smiling parents, then stops on what studies have shown is a statistically uncommon site in Georgia: A…

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Ensuring safe deliveries for women in conflict-affected areas of Eastern Ukraine

Elena, age 31, found out that she was pregnant with her second child shortly before a ceasefire was declared in Eastern Ukraine last September. Elena’s home town of Makiivka had been experiencing heavy, often deadly…

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