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Topics / Family Planning

One of the most cost-effective public health interventions is family planning, which can significantly improve the health of women and their families. Family planning enables women and couples to determine the timing and spacing of their children and gives mothers and newborns an opportunity to stay healthy.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Condoms Are Superheroes

We’re confident that by revolutionizing the female condom – making it fit a woman’s body better and enhancing pleasure – we can help more people want to protect their sexual health while simultaneously improving sex.

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Bold Ideas for Big Shifts in Global Health

For the past six years we’ve made Grand Challenges Explorations grants to fund scientific work on unproven ideas that could potentially be ground breaking in solving major global health and development problems. Today, we are announcing the Phase I winners in the 12th round of these innovative grants and three phase II winners.

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Reflections on My Recent Travels

From Geneva to London to Berlin to Toronto, I talked to leaders and advocates and reporters about the momentum behind helping poor women and girls break the cycle of poverty.

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Global Health 2035

Einigkeit auf dem Podium: Gezielte Investitionen in Gesundheit sind ein Schlüssel zum Erfolg der Entwicklungshilfe

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Gates Foundation and UNFPA Memorandum of Understanding and the story of Monica Milando

UNFPA and the Gates Foundation will collaborate to develop and identify innovative approaches to allow for a wider choice of contraceptive methods and more availability in clinical and non-clinical settings.

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