Upcoming Webinar: Developing Markets for Sanitation

There is widespread acknowledgement that sanitation markets must be built and harnessed if we are to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all and end open defecation by 2030. However, traditionally, the WASH sector is not experienced in engaging with market sector players. How to understand the market, how to facilitate markets for

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#ICYMI: Top Global Health Tweets from Last Week

By Noha Zeitoun, Content Intern, Population Services International We know you spend all day in front of your computer — responding to emails, editing briefs, etc … — but you may not have had time to dig in to what your partners have been posting. From the Global Maternal and Neonatal Health Conference to World Statistics Day,

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Post-2015 Agenda Should Put Data Front and Center

The United Nations High-Level Panel report on the post-2015 agenda recently called for a “data revolution” to improve the accuracy and availability of development data. While this is a welcome change, it should not be mistaken as a panacea for improving measurement overall. Having the data to define relevant baselines and targets for the new

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No Woman Should Die from Cervical Cancer

Girls and women in the developing world are losing the fight against cervical cancer because we have failed to close deadly gaps in prevention, screening and treatment that could spare their lives and end this disease. More than 85 percent of the estimated 275,000 women who die from cervical cancer globally every year live in

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7 Questions with Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Melinda Gates is co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Together they meet with grantees and partners to further the foundation’s goal of improving equity in the U.S. and around the world. They

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London Summit on Family Planning Ignites $2.6 Billion in Commitments

– U.K. Department for International Development (UKAID) The London Summit on Family Planning was a momentous day that surpassed expectations, with global leaders coming together to make commitments that will provide 120 million more girls and women in the poorest countries who want to be able to decide whether and when to have a child

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Gates Foundation Calls for Reinventing the Toilet

The need to make sanitation accessible to the poor is clear. Some 40 percent of the world’s population – 2.5 billion people – use unsanitary or unsafe pit latrines or practice open defecation, and the consequences can be devastating. One of the most shocking is this: Every year, food and water tainted with fecal matter

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Is 80% Coverage within Reach?

In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recommended that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) be used as an HIV prevention intervention in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa with generalized HIV epidemics and low male circumcision prevalence. An ambitious goal was set to perform 20 million circumcisions in

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