Reproductive Health : Newsfile

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  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2013

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • Faith leaders lend support to family planning campaign

    31 July 2012

    Leaders from faith-based organisations, including Catholics, Protestants and Muslims, have thrown their weight behind efforts by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British Government to put family planning firmly back on the development agenda.

  • Maternal deaths halved in 20 years, but faster progress needed

    17 May 2012

    The number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth worldwide has been cut almost in half in the past 20 years, but much more remains to be done, according to a study released today by several United Nations agencies.

  • We must stabilise the human population says Royal Society

    26 April 2012

    Britain’s prestigious Royal Society gave fresh impetus today to the growing concern over human impacts on the Earth by calling for the stabilisation of the planet’s population by voluntary methods. But, it said, this must be accompanied by a rebalancing of consumption between developed and developing nations.

  • 215 million women still have unmet need for family planning

    2 April 2012

    In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, recognized reproductive health and family planning as fundamental human rights. Delegates committed to making voluntary family planning services universally available by 2015.

  • UN calls for more support for family planning

    1 December 2011

    With thousands of experts gathering in Dakar, Senegal, this week for the largest family planning meeting of its kind, the United Nations is calling on world leaders to invest more in voluntary family planning.

  • Demographics loom large in state failure

    15 November 2011

    Failing states are now a prominent feature of the international political landscape - and their failure can often be correlated with their demographics.

  • More investment in youth needed, as world population tops 7 billion

    27 October 2011

    World population is projected to reach 7 billion by the end of October. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks.

  • Population growth in Zambia: a view from the slums

    24 October 2011

    This is one of a series of articles featured in the Guardian newspaper, marking the 7 billion population landmark. It is the second of two reports from Africa, reproduced by special arrangement with that newspaper. It comes from Zambia, whose population is set to increase by a factor of 10 by the end of this century. 

  • Why women's education in Tanzania is critical for slowing population growth

    24 October 2011

    This is one of a series of articles featured in the Guardian newspaper, marking the 7 billion population landmark. It  is the first of  two reports  from Africa, reproduced by special arrangement with that newspaper. It comes from Tanzania, where 70 per cent of the population is under 30 and education is vital, if population growth is to be reduced to a manageable level.