Futures Group

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    Methods provided by a clinic in Ethiopia

    Rights-based family planning includes a well-functioning health system with informed providers and appropriate methods in stock. This photo shows the methods provided by a clinic in Ethiopia.

    Earlier this week, governments from around the world committed to a “historic level of support for Sexual and Reproductive Rights” during the Commission on Population and Development. Rights are central to sustainable development and should be integrated into the post-2015 development framework. Rights around family planning are not just about coercion or forced sterilization, but the myriad other ways in which women and families might be denied appropriate information or methods due to age restrictions, poorly trained providers, or outdated and uninformed policies. A lot of what we do at K4Health is to help program managers and providers design and deliver quality family planning programs based on evidence. For example, the Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative helped address the information and training gaps from the national to community level.

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    It’s always exciting to see how the rapidly evolving use of electronic technologies is helping to improve health in Africa.  But innovation, by nature, initially provides benefits unevenly.  This workshop, co-hosted by Futures Group and Intel, is a welcome effort to improve eHealth standards across borders.  By sharing information, healthcare stakeholders aim to foster public-private partnerships, build support networks and improve healthcare delivery. 

    Reposted from the Futures Group blog.