Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Round 5
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking innovative technologies that can provide
new and appropriate contraceptive choices to improve the health of women, children, and families around the world. Proposals are only two pages in length and may be submitted through the Grand Challenges Explorations program until May 19, 2010. Blogs
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
FP Conference Blog includes coverage of conference plenaries, presentations and interviews with select experts and conferees. Global Health Live from Kampala hosted by Family Health International includes blog postings, twitter updates and real time conversation about the conference. Radio NPR Morning Edition News Story: A Look At U.S. Policy On Family Planning Abroad, 2 Feb 2010 (2.7MB audio file) ( on NPR website)
During the Bush administration, conservatives opposed even the use of the term "reproductive health services." U.S. support for family planning abroad declined significantly. Now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that under the Obama administration, millions of women worldwide will have greater access to family planning, contraception and HIV counseling and treatment.
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