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    Posted on: 26 June 2017

    MLE Project Releases their End of Project Report

    Date:  Monday, 26 June 2017 After six years of evaluating the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), the MLE Project is pleased to announce the release of our End of Project report. As a means to showcase the successes, challenges, and future directions of urban reproductive health, our End ...

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    Posted on: 26 May 2017

    Family Planning to cost Oyo N2 bn yearly

    Date:  Thursday, 25 May 2017 Source:  Nigerian Tribune Going by Oyo State’s new family planning blue print, no less than N2billion would be required ever year to ensure the Oyo state’s contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) increases from 37.4 percent to 60 percent. Read more:  Article News Type:  ...

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    Posted on: 26 May 2017

    Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

    Date:  Monday, 22 May 2017 Source:  MENA FN Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high at 488deaths per 100,000 live births. Maternal mortality is a health indicator of the wide gaps between ...

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    Posted on: 5 May 2017

    The Challenge Initiative: Putting Family Planning Investment in Nigeria on the front burner

    Date:  Friday, 5 May 2017 Source:  Nigeria Health Watch Investing in family planning has been identified as critical to accelerating Nigeria’s progress on 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. This potential acceleration is important ...

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    Posted on: 5 May 2017

    The problems of family planning in Nigeria

    Date:  Saturday, 29 April 2017 Source:  The Economist Faith and tradition favour high fertility. Education pulls the other way Read more:  Read more News Type:  Reproductive Health News ...

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    Posted on: 5 May 2017

    High demand for long-acting contraceptives

    Date:  Tuesday, 18 April 2017 Source:  The Hindu Over 50% of married women in Rajasthan are using modern methods. Read more:  Read more News Type:  Reproductive Health News ...

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    Posted on: 29 March 2017

    Comparing Women's Contraceptive Preferences With Their Choices in 5 Urban Family Planning Clinics in Ghana

    Date:  Friday, 24 March 2017 Source:  Global Health: Science and Practice Concern about contraceptive side effects is a common reason reported by women for not using contraception or discontinuing use. We sought to characterize women's preferences related to method characteristics and side ...

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    Posted on: 23 March 2017

    New Way to Request MLE Public Data

    Date:  Thursday, 23 March 2017 The MLE Public Data archive has recently been transferred to the Carolina Population Center’s Data Portal within the UNC Dataverse Network (DVN). Data that can be requested includes datasets from baseline, midterm, and endline from the Urban Reproductive Health ...

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    Posted on: 29 March 2017

    Family Planning Voices: Melinda Gates, Co-chair & Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Date:  Sunday, 19 March 2017 Source:  FPVoices “It’s no accident that I waited to have my first child until I’d finished graduate school, devoted a decade to my career, and decided with Bill that we were ready to be parents. Nor is it an accident that my three kids were born almost exactly three ...

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    Posted on: 9 March 2017

    NURHI Gives Lagos FP clinics a new look

    Date:  Tuesday, 7 March 2017 Source:  Nigeria Today To help reduce the high rate of maternal, infant and child mortality in Lagos through the up-take of family planning, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI in continuation of its renovation process of family planning clinics at the ...

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