Kate Plourde, with FHI 360, works on web and social media projects for the USAID-funded Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG).
December 11, 2012 / Kate Plourde
An introduction to several stories behind the statistics of early marriage and its devastating impact on health and social welfare of adolescent girls around the world.
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October 22, 2012 / Kate Plourde
Five million young people are living with HIV, and youth (ages 15‒24) account for 41 percent of all new HIV infections.
August 06, 2012 / Kate Plourde
Young people need information, skills, and products to make informed decisions about how they can protect themselves from pregnancy in a way that is consistent with their own values.
June 15, 2012 / Kate Plourde
Many factors—such as poverty, gender inequality, lack of education, and early marriage—place adolescent girls at high risk of early or unintended pregnancy.
March 30, 2012 / Kate Plourde
Approximately 16 million girls between the ages of 15 and 19 give birth each year and, in developing countries, approximately one-third of adolescent girls give birth before their 20th birthday.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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