Two Pakistani Youth are Speaking Out on the Importance of Inclusivity in Sexual and Reproductive Health

This FP2020 blog was originally posted on the Medium website. Family planning advocates in Pakistan, an FP2020 commitment maker since 2012, have worked hard to make sure the country’s FP programs address the needs of a variety of users. Saro Imran and Tanzila Khan, two young people changing the SRH movement in their country, sont [more…]

Preparing to “Zoomshop”

It seems that face-to-face workshops are a thing of the past, at least for the foreseeable future. While I miss the dynamics of working “live” and in real time with groups of people, I am committed to helping people easily participate when they are in virtual workshops. Over the past few months, I’ve learned a [more…]

Guaranteeing a Healthy Future Generation: Integrating Adolescent & Youth Friendly Services at the Primary Health Care Level

Adolescents in Nigeria are caught between traditional culture and changing social norms brought about by urbanization, globalized economies, and an influential media-saturated environment. With evolving attitudes, including less restrictive sexual norms without comprehensive sexual education, there have been increased rates of unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. These increased rates [more…]

WHO Global Benchmarking Tool is a “Game-changer” for Regulatory Systems Strengthening

This blog is part of the blog series “Pharmaceutical Systems in Practice: Global Insights” and was originally posted on the USAID MTaPS Program website. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1 en 10 pharmaceutical products sold globally is falsified or substandard,¹ with deadly effects and the situation is known to be far [more…]