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December 31, 2010

The UN now predicts that the human population of the planet will most likely reach 10 billion people by the year 2050. The new projections offer an opportunity to move beyond the flawed framework of population control and towards global activism on behalf of women.

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The Atlantic Blog
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December 31, 2010

Following a press conference in Tanzania on the FP funding issue, HDT and partners issued a press statement praising the government for its action to increase FP funding from its own funds. A similar letter was also sent to the Minister of Health & Social Welfare.

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The Coalition of Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organizations
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December 31, 2010

On March 11, 2011, the Ugandan Ministry of Health announced new guidelines for providing women greater access to contraceptive injectables. This policy shift will increase access to injectable contraceptives through community-based distribution.

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fhi360
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December 31, 2010

After a half-century of forming new states from former colonies and from the breakup of the Soviet Union, the international community is today faced with the opposite situation: the disintegration of states. The most systematic ongoing effort to analyze countries' vulnerability to failure is one undertaken by the Fund for Peace and published in each July/August issue ofForeign Policy. The research team analyzes 177 countries and ranks them according to "their vulnerability to violent internal conflict and societal deterioration," based on 12 social, economic, and political indicators.

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Earth Policy Institute
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December 31, 2010

Tewodros Melesse has come a long way from his humble beginnings in an Ethiopian village. Today, he is the Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the world's largest non-governmental organization (NGO) that focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights in 173 countries worldwide. Melesse now wants to develop IPPF's national member associations as centers of excellence and enable civil society to thrive in areas where governments cannot go, delivering services to the marginalized.

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The Lance
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December 31, 2009

The World Bank's $130m (about sh260b) loan for improvement of health infrastructure was given on the condition that Uganda prioritizes maternal health, with at least $30m (sh60m) of the loan to go to maternal and reproductive health.

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New Vision
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December 31, 2009

An increase of 32.5 million people over the last 10 years could indicate a population boom, says an expert, on the heels of a presidential announcement of the preliminary results of the nation's latest census.

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The Jakarta Post
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December 31, 2009

A woman needing help would do better in India than in Baltimore.

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The Baltimore Sun
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December 31, 2009

Despite scoring some notable successes, funding shortfalls and a sapping of political will are stymying progress towards attaining the health MDGs in Africa

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The Lancet Volume 376, Issue 9745
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December 31, 2009

Family planning has long been a missing - and underfunded - link in the effort to overcome global poverty. Half a century after the pill, it's time to make it a priority and treat it as a basic human right for men and women alike around the world. Personal Author: Kristof, Nicholas D.

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The New York Times
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December 31, 2009

Making maternal health a priority in order to reduce maternal mortality.

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Melinda Gates
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December 31, 2009

To modernize, Uganda must start aggressively promoting and funding family planning services.

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The Observer
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