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Melinda Gates Pledges to Support Family Planning
Melinda Gates Pledges to Support Family Planning

Melinda Gates Pledges to Support Family Planning

On April 5, 2012, Melinda Gates announced her commitment to support family planning for the next 10 years during a TEDxChange held in Berlin, Germany sponsored by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda Gates shared her personal story of how she came to be an advocate for helping the world’s poorest women gain access [...]

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Hormonal Contraception and HIV: WHO Technical Statement

Read the full statement – English | French Following new findings from recently published epidemiological studies, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a technical consultation regarding hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, progression and transmission. Specifically, the group considered whether the guideline Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use, Fourth edition 2009 (MEC) should be changed in [...]

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Melinda Gates: 2011 International Conference on Family Planning

Melinda Gates: 2011 International Conference on Family Planning

“Small investments in family planning pay huge dividends for women and their families,” Melinda Gates told conference attendees in a video shown during Tuesday’s opening ceremony for the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning. Gates said she plans to devote much of her time in the future advocating for the 215 million women who don’t [...]

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Greetings From Hillary Clinton

Greetings From Hillary Clinton

A letter of support from Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State: On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, it gives me great pleasure to extend my greetings to those gathered in Dakar for the International Family Planning Conference. While I regret I am unable to be with you in person today, I thank you [...]

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Babtunde Osotimehin on JHSPH Blog: The 21st Century Imperative

Babtunde Osotimehin on JHSPH Blog: The 21st Century Imperative

Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), was among the presenters at the opening ceremony. Here are some excerpts from his remarks. This conference in Dakar is officially about family planning. But it’s also about a larger effort to improve women’s and children’s health. It’s about every woman, every child.  It is about [...]

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