World Population Day: Measuring the Impact of the London Summit

Today is World Population Day, and also the one-year anniversary of the London Summit on Family Planning.  The commitments made at last year’s Summit have already led to tremendous progress. In more than 20 countries, governments are creating national plans to incorporate family planning into their women’s and children’s health programs. An additional three to four countries are preparing to make new commitments, and more than 10 countries have held their own family planning conferences. Read more...

‘I Have Seen My Friends Die’: Why We Need to Talk Frankly About Girls’ Reproductive Health

By: Purnima Mane, Pathfinder International; Originally posted on The Huffington Post

Last year, on World Population Day, I was in London with a range of world leaders for the Family Planning Summit. There, a global movement was catalyzed to focus on renewed commitments to ending the unmet need for contraception. Our goal: ensure 120 million more women and girls have access to contraception by 2020. Now, on the one year anniversary, there is one group in particular that needs increased focus for contraception: adolescent girls. Read more...


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