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Population 2005. 2003 Jun; 5(2):16.The founders of the grassroots campaign “34 Million Friends of UNFPA” announced May 1 that it had raised $1 million to support the United Nations Population Fund, mostly in small donations. More than 100,000 Americans have contributed to the campaign to help replace funds withheld by the United States Administration last July. “This campaign highlights the power of individuals to make a difference,” said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA executive director. “It also shows that the American people support the right of all women to have quality health care and to be able to plan their families.” UNFPA will use the campaign’s first million dollars to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women; reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS; equip hospitals with essential supplies; support adolescents and youth; and prevent and treat obstetric fistula, a debilitating condition that results from obstructed labor. (excerpt)
[A guide to providing reproductive health services] Guia para prestacao de services em saude reprodutiva.
Fortaleza, Brazil, Secretaria da Saude, 1998. xxvi, 432 p.The Viva Mulher [Healthy Woman] Program developed by the Secretariat of Health of the State of Ceará (SESA-CE), in partnership with several local, national and international institutions, was conceived after recognition of the unfavorable health situation of women throughout the State. Sensitized by the size of the problem and encouraged by other successful initiatives, such as the Community Health Agent program and the Healthy Child program, the results of which were translated into a reduction in infant mortality and an increase in the coverage of Basic Health Actions, the State Government resolved to promote a broad mobilization of institutions interested in the problems so as to develop intensive joint efforts involving society as a whole in an attempt to make a significant change in the health profile of women in Ceará. The first concrete act was the holding of the "Woman, Health, Life" seminar in Fortaleza in August 1992, which had more than 1,000 participants, to launch the Healthy Woman program on the basis of directives from the Ministry of Health (PAISM). The Healthy Woman program was associated from the beginning with the United Nations Population Fund (FNUAP), which proposed to offer technical assistance and financial resources through a four-year cooperation project with the State Government. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), collaborating agencies of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) and other international entities later joined in the process and have been cooperating in various complementary manners. (excerpt)
Metropolis. 2003 Oct 3;  p..The defining issue of modernity is control of women's fertility. It is this question -- more than religion, politics, economics or the "clash of civilizations" -- that forms the deepest dividing line in the world today. It is a line that cuts through every nation, every people, from the highest level of organized society down to, in many cases, the divided minds and emotions of individual men and women. (excerpt)
Alarmed by global progress on reproductive rights, the religious right storms the United Nations. [Alarmée par les progrès du droit à la reproduction au niveau mondial, la droite religieuse livre l'assaut au Nations Unies]
Religious Consultation Report. 2002; 6(1):5, 11.This article discusses the opposition of the US-based Religious Rights activists against the global progress of women's reproductive rights at UN meetings and the opposition of the Bush administration against women's rights and children's rights.
Washington, D.C., World Bank, 2001. xvii, 75 p. (World Bank Country Study)This report provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities in addressing the problem of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. It presents a snapshot of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region, offers examples of ways in which Caribbean countries and regional bodies such as the Caribbean Community have responded to the epidemic, discusses alternative actions for addressing the crisis, highlights a range of strategies for donor coordination and cooperation in the region, and identifies the potential role of the World Bank in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean.
Washington, D.C., CEDPA, . 20 p.This 1996 annual report of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) opens with a message from CEDPA's board, which notes that the organization's activities have continued to expand through efforts to improve health, development, human rights, and gender equality in Africa, Asia, eastern Europe, and Latin America. In particular, CEDPA worked with nongovernmental organizations and funding agencies to achieve continued growth of women's advocacy, activism, and leadership. During 1996, CEDPA used participatory processes to provide technical assistance and training to 73 community organizations that acted as policy advocates, advanced women's rights, extended media impact, and mobilized interfaith action. Also during 1996, CEDPA's gender-focused family planning and reproductive health projects were expanded; CEDPA conducted a Democracy and Governance Initiative, which involved leading women's groups in an effort to build civil society in Nigeria; family planning, reproductive health, and maternal/child health were promoted in Nepal; and maternal health services were strengthened in Romania. In the area of youth and leadership, CEDPA provided training, funding, and technical assistance to 40 partners in 20 countries and sponsored conferences in the US and India. The Better Life Options for Girls and Young Women program flourished, and adolescent reproductive health was promoted in Africa and Latin America. Girls in Egypt received education and training, and youth rights were promoted in Africa and Asia. CEDPA's capacity-building training program reached 841 people representing 54 countries, and CEDPA partners moved to attain program sustainability and increase gender equity in programs, projects, and institutions. Regional networks strengthened training and advocacy efforts. In addition to describing these activities, this annual report lists CEDPA's training participants by region, sponsors of the global training program, training mentors, partners, supporters, board and staff members, publications, and offices and provides a financial statement for 1996.
Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of State, January 1979. 35 pIn this 3rd annual report of the NSC Ad Hoc Group on Population Policy, world population trends as assessed in 1978 are reviewed, the continuing efforts of developing countries and donor organizations to curtail excessive population growth are described; and courses of action that are likely to prove effective are discussed. Focus is exclusively on the population problems of developing countries, for it is in these countries that population growth rates are highest and are a major contributing factor to the problems of malnutrition, unemployment and underemployment, urban overcrowding, deteriorating habitat, and environmental degration. The report's 5 main sections - all emphasizing 1978 developments and their implications for the future - deal with the following: 1) general demographic trends and program developments; 2) U.S. government developments relating to individual population issues; 3) developments in U.S. population assistance programs; 4) developments in population assistance of other donors; and 5) conclusions as to overall strategy, program emphasis, and long-range prospects. Events over the past year and the reports and analyses of missions in developing countries have confirmed the belief that the most successful population programs usually involve the following key elements: 1) leadership commitment; 2) rooting family planning in community life; 3) advancing the legal, social, and economic status of women; 4) expanded use of paramedics and provision of personalized family planning advice and support at the village level; 5) broader population education and awareness and emphasis on population goals in economic development; 6) biomedical research and the development of better means of contraception; 7) raising the age of marriage, particularly for women; and 8) improved organization, management, and administration of population programs.