On July 4th 2012, Dr. Eliya Zulu participated in the High Level Dialogue conference on Value for Money, Sustainability and Accountability in the Health Sector in Tunis, Tunisia. Organized by the Harmonization for Health in Africa mechanism (HHA), in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
On July 9th, 2012, The Lancet launched a major new series revealing the evidence of the effects of population growth on people’s well being and the environment. In line with the July 11th, 2012 DfID- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Family Planning Summit in London, The Lancet Special Issue on Family Planning provides the
Despite concerted efforts and commitments by African governments and development partners to increase the use of family planning (FP) in sub-Saharan Africa, evidence shows that there is a general stagnation in FP use in eastern and western Africa. Contraceptive use levels are considerably lower and stagnation is worse in western Africa compared to eastern Africa.
Family planning (FP) enables families to have the number of children they would like to have and at the time that they would like to have them. Recent evidence by Cleland and colleagues shows that access to FP can reduce maternal deaths by 40 percent, infant mortality by 10%, and childhood mortality by 21%.
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD) organised a first Population Footprints meeting on May 25th – 26th, 2011 at the Southern Sun Hotel in Nairobi. The meeting was part of a larger international conference on Population Footprints taking place in the same dates