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Taming the Wild West of Family Planning

In sub-Saharan Africa, where 43 percent of people are under 15, and birth rates are still high, experts back contraception and family planning.

"In recent years we as a movement have said let's hang on to what we have achieved." Dan Pellegrom, President of Pathfinder International, said. "That is an argument for retaining the status quo. You don't mobilise people by retaining the status quo."

New Population, Health, and Environment Program for Lake Victoria

Pathfinder International's New Program to aid Uganda and Kenya in the Lake Victoria Basin was announced on Monday at The International Conference for Family Planning in Senegal.

"This new project is a welcome development for many reasons," said ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko. "It brings the integrated PHE approach to one of the world's greatest lakes, it enables respected health NGO Pathfinder to pursue PHE efforts, and marks the return of a leading private donor, the MacArthur Foundation, to a group of foundations willing to support this innovative approach."

Contraceptive Use in Ethiopia Doubles Twice in Ten Years

Thanks to its government, donor resources, local civil society organizations, the private sector, and international nonprofits, Ethiopia has experienced a great change in contraceptive prevalence rate.
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