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Zika Virus Sheds Light on Shortcomings in Family Planning and Reproductive Health

As Zika spreads across the Americas, women trying to heed health authorities' recommendations to delay pregnancy are in a tough spot.

Youth Advocates Can Increase the Use of Modern Contraceptives, If We Listen to Them

If you want to harness the power of youth for family planning programs, you have to engage and listen to them.

Move Over, Unmet Need—There’s a New Family Planning Indicator in Town

Measuring “unmet need” has helped countries make great progress in family planning. But is there something better?

Seven Tactics that Are Leading Francophone West Africa toward a Contraceptive Revolution

For decades, family planning indicators in francophone West Africa wouldn’t budge. Here’s how the Ouagadougou Partnership is moving the needle on family planning.

In Africa's Meningitis Belt, Health Care Is Crucial

History now records 1996 as one of West Africa’s worst meningitis outbreaks. Dr. Babacar Gueye remembers it well.

The Human Touch We Need for Universal Health Coverage (and all Global Health Goals)

We strive for a world where everyone, everywhere has the health care they need to thrive. Our new photo exhibit provides a glimpse into that vision as it becomes a reality.

The Kindest Cut: Global Need to Increase Vasectomy Availability

The unavailability of vasectomy services in low-income countries is a program issue and a gender issue. Here's how we can address it.

What Works and What's Missing in the New Global Goals

The new SDGs cover just about everything. But a few key elements are missing. What will it take to fill in the gaps?

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