Gender: An Update and a Challenge

Written by: Joanna Skinner, Population and Reproductive Health Team Lead The evidence continues to gather on the importance of integrating gender into all health and development work. The recent Lancet series on gender equality, norms, and…

Improving prevention of Zika and other Aedes-borne diseases by prioritizing behaviors

Written by: Deborah Mesce and Reshma Naik Zika sent waves of panic through the Americas in 2015 and 2016 when the little-known virus was linked to serious birth defects and other neurological disorders. At the height of the Zika epidemic,…

Participating in Life-Changing Decisions: The Value of Community Engagement

A community meeting is called.  Everyone gathers together, anxious to discuss how they can help themselves. Before long, hands are raised, questions are asked, and the conversation becomes lively. “Well, it sounds good that we can improve…
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New Advocacy Tool Offers Guidance and Opportunity for Exchange in Male Engagement in Family Planning

Written by: Erin Portillo, Program Officer II In family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs around the world, there is growing attention to the association between gender inequalities and health outcomes for women and girls.…

The New Paradigm for SBC Professionals: Partnerships with the Private Sector

Twenty years ago, support for global health programs was generally under the purview of multinational non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, bilateral organizations, and government funding mechanisms. Today, 80 percent of…