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Simple Tools to Reduce Preventable Deaths During Childbirth

Photo credit: Maddie Kau Written by: Maddie Kau, Senior Associate, and Sara Flanagan, Senior Associate, ideas42   Worldwide, what is more likely to kill you than 200 skydives, 1,000 scuba dives, or a diagnosed case of malaria?[1] Giving…
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The Self-Care Tools for Building a Better Tomorrow

Written by Kasey Henderson, Advocacy Coordinator, Population Services International, and Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator, Breakthrough ACTION As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, our daily habits have had to shift in response.…
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DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Gender inequitable norms affect everyone–men and boys, women and girls, and people with other gender identities. Growing evidence shows that meaningful engagement of men and…
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First-time parents and young married couples: A neglected window of opportunity for family planning programs

Written by: Melanie Yahner, Advisor, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Breakthrough ACTION Youth family planning (FP) efforts have traditionally missed youth who are married and/or parenting. A growing focus on this population has…
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When choices don’t match preferences: Better family planning through behavioral design

Written by: Elizabeth McElwee, Senior Associate, and Emily Zimmerman, ideas42 Managing Director, Breakthrough ACTION Thanks to global efforts, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services have made great strides. However, many people…
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New website highlights evidence for social and behavior change impact

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Are you looking for peer-reviewed literature that shows what works in social and behavior change (SBC)? Do you need evidence to back up your advocacy work for greater investment…
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In Honor of World Breastfeeding Week: Interpreting Baby's Cries

Written by: Eirene Wang, Nicole Russo, and Emily Zimmerman, Breakthrough ACTION The World Health Organization estimates that increasing rates of breastfeeding could save more than 800,000 lives every year. Exclusively breastfeeding for six…
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Using SBC to Transform Gender Norms: An Intervention to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Taking action to improve gender equity in health and to address women’s rights to health is one of the most direct and potent ways to reduce health inequities and ensure effective…
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Is Better Measurement the Key to Increased Investment in Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning in Francophone West Africa?

Written by: Liselle Yorke and Leanne Dougherty, Breakthrough RESEARCH Access and demand are crucial levers in family planning programming but “understanding how these two are linked and when each should be prioritized is difficult,” note…