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Out with 'Family' Planning, In with 'Future' Planning

Does family planning need a language makeover?

Clubfoot Can Be Solved on a Global Scale

SwitchPoint alum miraclefeet is partnering with Clarks Shoes, Stanford, and local health workers to treat a common but debilitating birth defect around the world.

In Tanzania, 22.8% of Teen Girls Are Mothers

The country is turning its focus to young people—which make up half its population—in part by training thousands of health workers to deliver different methods of pregnancy prevention.

SwitchPoint 2016: Day 2

SwitchPoint has always protested the status quo. It's known for breaking apart the usual way of doing things in international development and entrepreneurship. This year, though, it protested more than that.

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.

Once an At-Risk Youth, Thembi Becomes a Child & Youth Care Worker

When parents die, children are often left with no financial support—or even proper identification. Who helps them then?

Future Planning: Young People Making Choices

As we celebrate International Youth Day, we’re talking with young people about planning their futures.

Young People Need HIV Care and Services, Too

When it comes to HIV care, adolescents are often left behind. But a team at Shanamutango Clinic is working to change that for Namibia's young people.

Courage to Change Child and Youth Lives

South Africa's Safe Parks model is catching on, and so are the health workers who give vulnerable young people a safe place to play, talk, and be.

Three World-Changers: Drones, Schools, and Sanitary Pads

Digital humanitarians, poverty-fighters, and more head to Saxapahaw, North Carolina, this week for SwitchPoint 2015.

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