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Rwanda's Success In Improving Maternal Health

February 2015: Article Rwanda today has been hailed as one of the few countries on a fast track to reducing child and maternal mortality--thus meeting two of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2015.

Reproductive Health and Economic Well-Being in East Africa

February 2015: Report The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Population and Poverty Research Initiative, together with four European research councils, has sponsored research into how investments in women's and children's health contribute to economic development.

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Health Providers Should Be Advocates For Change

February 2015: Report This paper will make a case for the critical role of health care providers in treating girls and women who have undergone FGM/C and in protecting others from this harmful tradition.

Women and Girls at Risk of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States

February 2015: Article Although FGM/C is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, global migration patterns have increased the risk of FGM/C among women and girls living in developed countries, including the United States.

The Role of Health Insurance in Family Planning

January 2015: Report This policy brief discusses the benefits of family planning and how insurance programs can be designed to increase demand for and uptake of family planning services, as well as to improve their quality and equitable provision.

Ethiopia's Key: Young People and the Demographic Dividend

January 2015: Report This policy brief and accompanying fact sheet explain the connection in Ethiopia between a potential demographic dividend and investments in health, education, and job growth; and prioritize actions and investments in young people.

Demographic Challenges of the Sahel

January 2015: Article This article focuses on the demographics of the 10 countries that make up the Sahel region--Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Sudan.

Responding to Rapid Population Growth in Egypt

December 2014: Report Egypt's rapid population growth is putting pressure on the country's economy and environment and is threatening the health and well-being of its people.

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