Family Planning Saves Lives, But Millions Can’t Access It

The following first appeared on Care2.com

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Around the world, an estimated 222 million women who don’t want to get pregnant cannot access contraception. I was surpised to learn Namutebi was one of them.

 

On the way to the Ugandan hospital where I met Namutebi, I saw several clinics advertising family planning services. The services were free and there for the asking. But despite her

Thriving in Nacala: One Community’s Story

I recently spent a week in Africa, my second visit to the continent in 2012.  After a quick stop in Cape Town for The Economist’s global meeting on healthcare in Africa I went on to Mozambique to visit Save the Children programs in rural communities in the north of the country.

 

I came away from this trip with a renewed understanding of the huge difference it makes when a community is really involved with kids’ development. 

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Empowering Women: What’s the Best Method?

Dhheadshot Dave Hartman, Save the Children, Internet Marketing and Communications Specialist

Westport, CT

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Yesterday was the 100th International Women’s Day and we asked our loyal social media followers what the best method to empower women is. We recieved a ton of great responses and we wanted to share them with you. Below is a “Storify” summary of the ones we think are most powerful and insightful. 

If you have any ideas of your own we’d love you to share them in the comments section below!