Monthly Archives: July 2013

World Population Day 2013

On Thursday, July  11, 2013, the world celebrated the 2013 World Population Day. The focus for this year is Adolescent Pregnancy. About 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year. Another 3.2 million undergo unsafe abortions. The vast majority – 90 per cent — of the pregnant adolescents in the developing world are married.

FP2020 anniversary: The global momentum continues

A year since the historic London Summit on Family Planning, the energy is converting to tangible results. Countries are taking ownership of family planning and driving progress. New approaches are giving women what they really want: voluntary access to high-quality family planning information, services and supplies. Countries are leading the charge: Governments in over

ResUp MeetUP Symposium & Training Exchange

The ResUp MeetUp community is designed to help research uptake and communication professionals keep up-to-date with this rapidly evolving field. Emerging from the health sector in the mid-90s, the evidence-informed policy movement has evolved significantly over the last decade – especially in the international development and humanitarian aid arena. There has been significant emphasis

Fostering security in the Sahel

The OASIS Initiative, a Project of the University of Carlifornia, Berkley and AFIDEP The Initiative released a report, Crisis in the Sahel, Possible Solutions and the Consequences of Inaction, April 2013 with a goal of  starting to build a network of scientists and policy makers committed to helping the Sahel address its population, environment,