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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.

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Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescents in Kenya

The underlying causes for adolescent pregnancy and resulting school dropout are complex and include issues such as parent-child communication, gender inequity, a lack of services and high-quality comprehensive sexuality education for young adolescents (aged 10-14 years). With the majority of Kenya's population under 25 years, and two out of every five people under the age of 15, there is an urgent need for change.

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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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