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London Summit on Family Planning

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On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the U.K. Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting the groundbreaking London Summit on Family Planning. According to the Summit’s website, the meeting plans to, “mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments to support the rights of an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.” FHI 360 believes that family planning is a key aspect of human development. The following posts are perspectives from FHI 360 staff on family planning’s importance around the world. July 20, 2012 Family Planning: A Unique Opportunity for Change by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on YouTube July 11, 2012 Community-based Distribution […]

TEDxDupontCircle Recap

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TEDxDupontCircle curated a discussion on applying a new perspective to big picture issues. The program included inspiring talks by both global and local thinkers and artists.

No Controversy: TEDxChange Global Community Project

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“One of the simplest, most transformative things we can do is give everybody access to contraceptives.” Melinda Gates. More than 200 million people don’t have access to contraceptives. Everyone deserves the tools they need to improve their life and provide opportunities for their children. The power to decide if and when to have a child has far-reaching impact—for families, communities, and nations. On April 5, Melinda Gates launched “No Controvery: TEDxChange Global Community Project ” during her live TEDxChange talk from Berlin. Global Coalition Partners, including FHI 360, are joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to highlight the importance of equal access to contraceptives. How have contraceptives changed your life? There are two ways you can share your story: 1) Visit the”No Controvery: TEDxChange […]

World TB Day

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People from around the world are engaged in conversations about the impact of TB. Although there are many challenges, progress is being made on issues such as managing drug-resistant strains of TB, tackling TB/HIV co-infection, and the promising search for a TB vaccine. Read more below.

Innovation for Global Development

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Yesterday morning the White House hosted an open forum on innovation in global development. The discussion panel included Raj Shah (Administrator of USAID), Gayle Smith (Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director of the National Security Council), and Tom Kalil (Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy & Senior Advisor for Science, Technology, and Innovation, National Economic Council). Questions were taken from the public via Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat and through Facebook. FHI 360 submitted four questions through Twitter, and three of them were answered by the panel (though we were not directly mentioned): 1. In which areas of development is innovation most urgently needed? The panel answered that innovation is urgently need in all sectors, but stressed […]

Video Library: Climate & Health Summit

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The First Global Climate and Health Summit took place on December 4, 2011 at the Tropicana Hotel in Durban, South Africa parallel to the UNFCCC meetings. This inaugural summit was organized by Health Care Without Harm, the World Federation of Public Health Associations, the Climate and Health Council, the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, and University of Kwa Zulu Natal. This summit was supported by an impressive group of organizations. Learn more. Video Presentations and Supporting Documents FHI 360 worked with the organizing partners to capture select presentations on video. Visit the links below to get more information. Summit Background: click here Agenda and Presentations: click here Speaker bios: click here Media Coverage: click here. Reading of the Durban Declaration Call to Action Interview: […]

Live from Busan, Korea: ICAAP 10

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Live coverage, news and conversations from the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP). Follow the conference virtually and join in the discussion. LIVE BLOG | CONVERSATION AT #ICAAP10 | FHI 360 Posters ————————————————————————————————————— 8.30.11 | by UNAIDS on UNAIDS.org ICAAP 10 Closes in Busan Serving its theme “Different Voices, United Action”, the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) brought together voices and perspectives of more than 2 000 delegates from 65 countries towards the development of greater joint action for AIDS. Read full post at UNAIDS.org ————————————————————————————————————— 8.29.11 | by UNAIDS on UNAIDS.org Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV remains widespread in Asia and the Pacific, report shows “HIV-related stigma is pervasive in the […]

Live from Atlanta: CDC HCMM Conference

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Live coverage and conversations from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. LIVE BLOG | CONVERSATION AT #HCMMCONF —————————————————————————— 8.11.11 | FHI 360 Awareness of HIV Vaccine Research A. Cornelius Baker, Bonny Bloodgood, Elyse Levine, Willis Shawver, and Carol Schechter presented their poster titled, “Engaging Health Care Providers in HIV Vaccine Research.” Download the full poster presentation —————————————————————————— 8.10.11 | Allison Bosniak | FHI 360 Viral Content What makes an online article worth sharing? Prof. Jonah Berger from the Wharton School at UPenn has done exhaustive research on the subject, looking at the qualities of the “most emailed” articles shared on the New York Times website over a given period of time. He found that articles evoking anger were […]