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The London Summit on Family Planning, organised by DfID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, can be seen as a success. Thanks to the mobilisation and participation of development partners, civil society organisations, and more than 20 developing countries such as Rwanda, Ethiopia, India and the Philippines, 120 million more women and girls
AFIDEP Executive Director, Eliya Zulu, was interviewed on February 11th, 2011, by former American public radio reporter Russell Sticklor, about population growth, economic growth, and Africa. This audio interview originally appeared on the New Security Beat, the blog of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. Eliya Zulu on Population Growth, Family
On January 18th, 2011, the Population Reference Bureau hosted a live online discussion featuring Dr. Ben Bellows, current associate with the Population Council’s Reproductive Health programme in Nairobi and former technical advisor to AFIDEP’s partner organization, Venture Strategies for Health and Development. Dr. Bellows answered a range of questions on reproductive health voucher programs.
On a panel on the “impact of the population growth factor on development”, alongside Dr. Martha Campbell (CEO of Venture Strategies for Health and Development), Dr. Malcolm Potts (Chair of the Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability at U.C. Berkeley), and Dr. Jotham Musinguzi (Director of the Partners in Population and Development Africa
There is now increasing evidence that population and family planning are linked not only to the health of women, children and families but also to the achievement of international development goals and objectives more broadly – including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, a 2007 report from the United Kingdom Parliament concluded that there