This is the 3rd ICFP conference held by the Gates Institute. The November 2013 conference will be co-hosted by The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia with a multitude of international and national partners.
The 2013 International PHE Conference, Nov 11-12, 2013 aims to bring to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, organizations working on PHE across sub-Saharan Africa. The conference objectives are to: Create a space for sharing, learning, and networking among PHE implementers Identify needs and priorities for PHE advocates and implementers in order to chart areas for future
Starting sexual intercourse at an early age places a young person at risk of unwanted or unintended pregnancy, early childbearing and high fertility. Evidence has shown that those who initiate sex at early ages are more likely to be exploited by adults and less likely to use protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases,
Yes, but much more needs to be done… The Demographic Dividend is the economic benefit arising from a significant increase in the ratio of working-aged adults relative to young dependents. When birth rates decline significantly, the age structure shifts in favor of more working-aged adults, which can help accelerate economic growth through increased productivity,
During the fifth regional meeting of Southern and Eastern African Parliamentary Alliance of Committees of Health (SEAPACOH) that was held in Kampala, Uganda, from August 29 – 31, 2012, it was recognized that, by and large, African countries share common challenges for health in general and reproductive health and family planning in particular. It
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.