In some areas, FGM is carried out during infancy, as early as a couple of days after birth. In others, it takes place during childhood, at the time of marriage, during a woman's first pregnancy or after the birth of her first child.
En Ecuador, si bien ha habido importantes avances políticos que reconocen a las personas con discapacidad (PCD) como titulares de derechos, persisten muchas situaciones de exclusión debido a las condiciones de pobreza o pobreza extrema que afectan a muchas PCD, y el acceso real a la salud de las PCD sigue sin lograrse.
In Ecuador, while there have been significant policy advances that recognize persons with disabilities (PWD) as rights holders, many situations of exclusion persist due to conditions of poverty or extreme poverty that affect many PWD, and real access to health for PWD remains unachieved.
En contribuant à un programme mondial de recherche et d'apprentissage sur la programmation intégrée de la CSC, Breakthrough RESEARCH, le projet phare de l'USAID sur la génération de preuves de la CSC, aide à générer des données pour améliorer cette approche importante.
In contributing to a global Research and Learning Agenda on integrated SBC programming, Breakthrough RESEARCH, USAID’s flagship SBC evidence generation project, is helping generate data to enhance this important approach.
Over the last four years, Breakthrough ACTION has completed a wide array of activities utilizing social and behavior change (SBC) approaches to improve family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) outcomes, including both global and regional advocacy, technical assistance, and capacity strengthening, as well as country-level implementation of SBC campaigns and solutions.
Breakthrough RESEARCH shares the importance of collecting behavioral determinant data to inform family planning social and behavior change (SBC) programs and policies.
Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH has launched a new resource collection and accompanying catalog. They showcase more than one hundred social and behavior change (SBC) for family planning (FP) resources for planners, designers, implementers, donors, and other users to inform innovative, evidence-based, and impactful interventions.
Older adults (those over the age of 60) not only represent a large portion of the world population, but they will continue to do so for the next 30 years. While growth in this age group is fastest in Europe and North America, the number of older adults will increase in every region. Despite this, reproductive health programming often fails to include middle-aged and older adults in its intended audiences and neglects to answer the question: What happens to reproductive health services as people age? Are current approaches to implementing sexual and reproductive health across the life course effectively addressing changing demographics?
In francophone Africa, young people ages 15–24 have difficulty accessing quality family planning (FP) information and services. In addition, they have a higher contraceptive discontinuation rate than older women and are particularly sensitive to adverse effects. In March 2022, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) convened a series of four webinars as a follow-up to the dialogue on sustainable youth contraceptive use initiated in 2021. This webinar series was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded PACE Project, in collaboration with Knowledge SUCCESS.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen in on honest conversations with family planning program experts around the world as they share what has worked in their settings — and what to avoid — in our podcast series, Inside the FP Story.
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Knowledge SUCCESS is a five-year global project led by a consortium of partners and funded by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health to support learning, and create opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange, within the family planning and reproductive health community.
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