Entries by meeichild

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From Child Bride to Future Nurse

Written by: Lusayo Banda, Knowledge Management Officer, Breakthrough ACTION At the age of 15, Maness had to bear a burden people far older than her struggle with—parenting a newborn with barely any family support. When Maness’s parents found out that she was pregnant, they forced her to marry the baby’s father who, like Maness, was […]

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What Works in Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Part 2: Co-Creating with Youth

Written by: Erin Portillo, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION, Sophie Weiner, Program Officer, Knowledge SUCCESS, and Ruwaida Salem, Senior Program Officer, Knowledge SUCCESS Knowledge SUCCESS is pleased to announce the second edition in a series that documents what works in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The series uses innovative design to present, in-depth, essential […]

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Updating the Global Shared Agenda for Social and Behavior Change in Family Planning/Reproductive Health

Written by: Alison Pack, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way many people work and live. When the pandemic struck, the global family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) community realized that if it wanted to continue to make progress towards our shared vision of universal access to FP/RH services and information, it […]

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A Child Bride Reclaims Her Future

Written by: Lusayo Banda, Knowledge Management Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Soon after she got pregnant, Esnart Kazembe, only 17 years old, dropped out of school. Esnart’s story is far from rare in Malawi where 42% of girls are married by the time they are 18 and 9% married before they are 15. Esnart’s story started out […]

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Empathways—Dealing a Winning Hand to Youth-Centered Health Services

Written by: Manya Dotson, Senior Technical Advisor, Jhpiego The Empathways card activity is so simple to use, it almost conducts itself. Empathways was originally designed to strengthen family planning service delivery by Breakthrough ACTION, a social and behavior change project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims to increase health […]