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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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    Posted on: 9 March 2017

    The Critical Country: Foundations and the Struggle for Nigeria

    Date:  Monday, 6 March 2017 Source:  Inside Philanthropy At the top of the list of funders working in Nigeria is the Gates Foundation, which in 2016 alone spent a remarkable $250 million for health and development efforts across the country. Read more:  https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2017 ...

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    Posted on: 23 February 2017

    The Urban Disadvantage: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Priorities

    Date:  Thursday, 23 February 2017 Source:  New Security Beat For decades, the maternal and newborn health community has focused primarily on the rural poor. Now, more than half the world lives in urban settings with the ratio going up every year. In Latin America, an estimated 55 percent of under ...

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    Posted on: 9 March 2017

    Nigeria not investing in family planning

    Date:  Thursday, 23 February 2017 Source:  Daily Trust Director of Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative II, Mojisola Odeku, said TCI is the “business unusual” method to cut barriers to accessing family planning, which individual cities or states will own. Read more:  http://www.dailytrust ...

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    Posted on: 23 February 2017

    Melinda Gates: I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Today without Contraceptives

    Date:  Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Source:  Fortune “Growing up in a Catholic household in Texas, I never would have guessed that I would one day travel around the world talking about the benefits of contraceptives. I certainly never imagined that I'd speak out publicly about my own experience ...

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    Posted on: 23 February 2017

    Warren Buffett’s Best Investment

    Date:  Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Source:  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago, Warren asked us to reflect on ...

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    Posted on: 9 February 2017

    Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives

    Date:  Friday, 3 February 2017 Source:  National Geographic Melinda Gates shares why she advocates for over 225 million women around the globe who still lack access to modern contraceptives. Read more:  Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives News Type:  Urban ...

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