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Oct 6: Seeking New Solutions for Family Planning through Breastfeeding

Join us for a design challenge! We're looking for anyone interested in global health and development to help us improve the lives of women and their families around the world. Read More »
Woman and newborn resting at Marere hospital in Nampula, Mozambique.

Men in Mozambique Step Up to Help their Spouses Prepare for Birth

Like most men in Mozambique, Virgilio Ajuda didn’t think it was his place to escort his pregnant wife to the health clinic. “I always thought it was only for women,” said the 41-year-old father. Read More »
Chinyere Francis and her husband and newborn sitting in chairs

In Nigeria, More Women are Choosing a Modern Method to Safely Plan their Families

Women receiving counseling on healthy spacing of pregnancies and family planning services are helping to end unintended pregnancies in this West African country. Read More »

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