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Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Why Focus on Reproductive Health? Family planning is a right. It also saves lives and gives women the time, health and energy to care for their families, stay in school, get a job or start a business. Yet millions of women still lack access to modern contraception and reproductive health care. We work tirelessly to

Helping Couples Plan Their Families

A midwife pointing to a chart showing different types of family planning methods

As a physician in Burkina Faso, I have worked for more than 30 years to help ensure that the people of my country have access to the health care they need. I have often looked at the big picture—working to strengthen my country’s national policies on malaria, child survival, prevention of HIV/AIDS and family planning (FP). But I haven’t always looked closer to home.