Reproductive Health

Community Health Matters in the Journey to Self-Reliance

Community health affects the stability of nations and the prosperity of families. Access to health services and family planning empower community members and help communities thrive. Strong community health systems have proven successful in reaching remote and underserved populations. Since 2012, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project has worked in 40 countries to improve community health systems, with particular focus on family planning and infectious disease prevention. 

 

25 Years since Cairo: Making ICPD25 Relevant to Young People

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The ICPD’s Programme of Action created a paradigm shift in how the global community regarded population dynamics, moving it from a focus on human numbers to a focus on human rights.

The Juggling Act of Caregiving Balancing Career, Health, and Gender Roles

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers.” --Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States 

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: It Takes a System to Save a Mother

“Saving Mothers, Giving Life has undeniably raised the bar in how we address maternal perinatal mortality,” said Dr.

Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All

“The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission could not come at a better time,” said Patricia Da Silva, Associate Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation United Nations Liaison Office.

Q+A with Mariela Belski, Executive Director of Amnesty International Argentina

Q: On August 8, the Argentine Senate rejected legislation that would have legalized abortion, after the bill narrowly passed in the Lower House a month earlier. What happened? Given societal changes, is the legalization of abortion in Argentina inevitable?

Making it a Priority: Adolescents’ Health and Rights

“Adolescence is a time to support young peoples’ access to information, to education, to skills and to services that can result in a healthy and safe transition into adulthood,” said Sarah Barnes, Project Director of the Maternal Health Initiative, at a recent Wilson Center event on engaging youth and protecting their sexual and reproductive health and rights. “It’s time to make adolescents a priority,” said Barnes.

Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies: Faith-Based Engagement in Family Planning

“When you enable a family to be able to time and space their children, you actually improve the overall health of that family,” said Dr. Alma Golden, the Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, at a recent Wilson Center event on the role of faith-based organizations in family planning.

Young in the City: Addressing the Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health of Urban Adolescents and Youth

“All or most of the children living in these communities are by nature vulnerable,” said Melanie Yahner of Save the Children at a recent Wilson Center event on the sexual, reproductive, and maternal health of urban adolescents.

It Takes a Village: Community as Key to a Resilient Health System

“Resilience means the ability to cope and move ahead,” said Joan Dalton, the gender lead at THINK Liberia during the second session in a series of conversations on resilience and health at the Wilson Center.

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