PRB Region Feed: Sub-Saharan Africa/Regions/SubSaharanAfrica.aspxHealth Journalists Network in Uganda Wins Global Media AwardThe Health Journalists Network in Uganda has won this year's top Global Media Award with its special edition of Health Digest on reproductive health policy.12/17/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/health-journalists-award.aspxa95100f4-62c7-4bf1-9a17-c53716cad23aFamily Planning in West AfricaFor many years, donors and governments focused attention on family planning in West Africa to both improve maternal and child health and enhance economic development. However, as fighting HIV/AIDS became a priority in the region, family planning received much less attention.03/14/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/westafricafamilyplanning.aspx6cb2f09b-297a-42fb-815e-a99dc8600eb1Zero Tolerance to FGM/C: A Day for ReflectionFeb. 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).02/06/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/zero-tolerance-fgm-2014.aspx5a03f5f9-740c-4718-9b59-ab7024d3bb31Ethiopia Makes Progress Toward a Demographic DividendOver the last two decades, Ethiopia has experienced an impressive decline in fertility, enjoyed strong economic growth, and made great strides in poverty reduction.12/16/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/blog-ethiopia-demographic-dividend.aspxd9d2485b-3e4e-4abe-b942-ca882ec50db7PRB-Sponsored Journalists Put Family Planning Into Local ContextPopulation Reference Bureau (PRB) supported 18 journalists from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to cover the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Bali, Indonesia. 02/19/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/womens-edition-journalists-icfp.aspxf164a0a5-b36e-4836-bb6b-44185c9c6ef6The Role of Intergenerational Land Transfers and Education in Fertility Transition in Rural Kenya Using data from Nyeri District in rural Kenya, researchers examined the impact of diminishing land availability, farm size, and inheritance patterns on fertility decisionmaking and behavior, and shed new light on the role of education, long considered the key determinant of fertility transition.07/22/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/kenyafertility.aspxf07d8be2-6064-4db7-abdf-be5810bb7aebEconomic Shock of Crop Loss Increases Contraceptive Use Among Women in Rural TanzaniaIncreasing access to family planning during rough economic times gives couples the option to postpone pregnancies. In his research on Tanzania, the author found that rural households increased contraceptive use when provided at an affordable rate, if they lost a significant portion of their crop.06/05/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/tanzania-crop-loss.aspxd57de2e8-6bdd-4da0-a1b4-ec9aa7a1eb2bSubsidized Contraceptives Benefit Disadvantaged WomenRecent research considers the extent to which subsidized contraceptives influence the use of family planning supplies in several developing countries.08/24/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/subsidized-contraception.aspxcdd0615c-ead6-48b2-b588-595d69b04334Contraceptive Needs of Older Nigerian Women Are NeglectedThroughout the world, women ages 35 and older are often left out of conversations on contraception. A national survey in Nigeria showed that older women were more than twice as likely as younger women to report that they wanted no more children at the time the birth occurred.02/08/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/contraception-nigerian-women.aspxa52f828d-3d63-4ad5-ae29-b713a14116ebSome Kenyan Children Are Not in School Despite Free Primary EducationDespite a free primary education policy introduced by the Kenyan government in 2003, a substantial number of children who should benefit from it are still out of school, even though gains have been made between 1998 and 2009.04/03/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/kenya-school-education.aspx942d9d1a-176b-4346-95e2-7e08fd3dbd4d