Apr 5, 2018 by ideas42
This Saturday is World Health Day, an awareness campaign the World Health Organization (WHO) leads which in 2018 focuses on universal health coverage (UHC) or #HealthForAll. According to WHO, half the world lacks access to essential health services—UHC means ensuring that all people have access. While barriers to health services are at times structural or … Read more.
Mar 13, 2018 by Lydia Trupe
In any given field, the top 10% of performers produce more than 50% of the big breakthroughs. What is the key to these superstars’ success? Fortunately for most of us, the answer is not raw talent or even expertise. The truth is, these top performers produce as many bad ideas as everyone else—but, crucially, they … Read more.
Mar 8, 2017 by Karina Lorenzana
This International Women’s Day, ideas42 stands with women around the world working to create positive health behavior change for themselves, their families and their communities. Volunteer health workers going door-to-door to promote antenatal care and family planning, midwives working around the clock to ensure safe childbirth, and new mothers bringing their children to immunization visits … Read more.
Aug 2, 2016 by ideas42
What does taking steps to use family planning look like to you? Perhaps you think of visiting your doctor’s office. Depending on where you’re from, you may have a flashback to a lecture from high school health class. Or maybe you think of the first time you nervously bought condoms at a gas station, corner … Read more.
May 25, 2016 by ideas42
This post originally appeared on the IntraHealth VITAL blog. In Senegal, over a third of postpartum women who want to delay or avoid additional pregnancy do not use a modern method of contraception. This is despite the fact that most Senegalese women know about family planning and have access to services. To reach these women, … Read more.
Sep 2, 2014
Over 5 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV. Worryingly, teenage schoolgirls are three times more likely to be HIV positive than boys their age. One of the reasons behind this alarming phenomenon is thought to be the widespread tendency for young girls to have relationships with older men, who are more likely … Read more.
Jan 22, 2014
For families across the world, the ability to decide whether to have children, when to have children, and how many children to have is strongly linked to economic, mental and physical well-being. Yet despite recent advances in the availability of family planning and reproductive health (FPRH) services, many developing countries are affected by low uptake … Read more.