Daily Email Recap

PMC used to do a daily email. It has now been turned into a weekly email that collects a number of articles with commentary on one article. 

December 19, 2016

India’s Supreme Court Directs Government to End Mass Sterilization Camps

December 19, 2016 — Indian activists welcome top court ban on ‘sterilization camps’ after women’s deaths See: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-women-sterilisation-idUSKCN11M1YT NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women’s health activists on Friday cheered a ruling by India’s top court ordering the government to shut down “sterilization camps” within three years following...

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October 3, 2016

Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners

October 3, 2016 — Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners See: http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/09/population-growth-extremes-doublers-and-decliners/ NEW YORK, Sep 23 2016 (IPS) – While the world’s population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s – enormous differences in demographic...

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September 30, 2016

30 years Later Myanmar Takes a Census – Finds Stalled Fertility Decline

September 30, 2016 — Report Highlights Hardship and Family Planning Needs See: http://www.irrawaddy.com/burma/report-highlights-hardship-and-family-planning-needs.html Married women in Burma give birth to five children on average [sic] and detailed findings of the country’s 2014 census highlight the lack of education, need for family planning, and the continued hardship that many...

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September 29, 2016

Report Suggests 2% of Women In Lagos State, Nigeria Use Contraception

September 29, 2016 — Poor consumption of family planning fueling maternal deaths in Lagos See: http://www.csnewsonline.com/poor-consumption-of-family-planning-fueling-maternal-deaths-in-lagos/ Despite the Lagos State government’s effort in providing Family Planning (FP) services at the state owned health facilities, only very few women are utilizing the services- hence the rise in unwanted pregnancies,...

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September 27, 2016

Population & Sustainability Network: Tree Conservation & Mobile Health in Kenya

September 27, 2016 — Network News: Integrating tree conservation and mobile health clinics in Kenya See: http://populationandsustainability.org/network-news-integrating-tree-conservation-mobile-health-clinics-kenya/ CHASE Africa, originally called the Rift Valley Tree Trust, was established in 2000 to encourage tree planting around the fast disappearing Mau forest in Kenya. Starting tree nurseries was easy but...

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September 26, 2016

On World Contraception Day, Advocates Ask: “Where’s The Money???”

September 26, 2016 — WORLD LEADERS MUST ACT NOW TO ADDRESS A GLOBAL CONTRACEPTIVE CRISIS See: http://www.rhsupplies.org/activities-resources/groups/advocacy-and-accountability-working-group/petition/ This week, world leaders are gathered at the U.N. General Assembly to discuss the future of the Sustainable Development Goals. Unfortunately they are ignoring a global contraceptive crisis that threatens to...

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September 23, 2016

Japan’s Prime Minister: Population Decreases Simply NOT a Problem

September 23, 2016 — Abe: Japan’s shrinking population not burden but incentive See: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-abe-new-york-idUSKCN11R1N1 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan’s aging, shrinking population was not a burden, but an incentive to boost productivity through innovations like robots, wireless sensors and Artificial Intelligence. Abe’s comments on Wednesday came days...

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September 22, 2016

UK Conservative: DFID’s Best Aid Option is Universal Contraception

September 22, 2016 — Alex Morton: Patel’s best possible aid policy – access to universal contraception See: http://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/2016/09/alex-morton-patels-best-possible-aid-policy-access-to-universal-contraception.html Priti Patel is making, as you might expect from a rising star, excellent noises about making overseas aid more efficient and more effective. But so did Justine Greening and so...

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September 21, 2016

Philippines Supreme Court Keeps Judicial Foot on Throat of RH Law

September 21, 2016 — No lifting of TRO on contraceptive implants, says SC See: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/814929/no-lifting-of-tro-on-contraceptive-implants-says-sc The Supreme Court has denied the government’s request to lift the restraining order on the procurement, selling, distributing, dispensing,  administering and promoting contraceptive implants. A restraining order was issued in July last year...

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September 20, 2016

Melinda Gates Interviews on Foundation’s Gender Equity Focus

September 20, 2016 — Gates says too many programs miss the mark because their influence on women and girls is not taken into consideration. See: http://www.macleans.ca/news/melinda-gates-on-sexism-contraceptives-and-international-development/ The wealthiest private foundation in history is tackling its most ambitious project ever: eliminating inequalities between the sexes. This is a major shift...

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