• International Day of Older Persons 2017

    1st  October  2017, PPD HQ, Dhaka, Bangladesh:   “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society” is the theme of the International Day of Older Persons 2017. This year the day is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large.

  • World Contraception Day , 2017

    26 September 2017, PPD HQ, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Today, 26th September, PPD will observe the World Contraception Day 2017 with the member countries and other stakeholders. In this day PPD would like to boost the worldwide campaign centers around the vision of ‘every pregnancy is wanted’ across the member countries. Now PPD represents 59% of the

  • International Day for South-South Cooperation, 2017.

    12 September 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh South-South Cooperation: The populations living in the Southern Hemisphere account for a majority of the global population. Certainly, the development of the global south is nothing but the development of majority of the global population. Undoubtedly, the transition from MDGs to SDGs of the development paradigm of the 21st century

  • Advancing Family Planning and Reproductive Health: South-South Cooperation, a missing element?

    Promoting Global South-South Cooperation is essential to advancing Family Planning goals.  To ensure, that that all women, no matter where they live, should have access to lifesaving contraceptive by 2020, is a critical milestone to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights by 2030, as laid out in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 and 5 In

  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 2017 – “Hope, healing, and dignity for all”

    PPD will pay tribute on 23 May 2017, the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, with the international community on the theme “hope, healing, and dignity for all’. At the 2012 General Assembly, Resolution A/RES/67/147 clearly reaffirmed that from 2013 there would certainly be a renewal and reinforcement of the commitment made by Member States towards

  • Uganda’s Achievement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health: Advocacy Pays Off

    Uganda has just released the result of Demographic Health Survey (UDHS 2016) highlighting the success in family planning and reproductive health. Uganda’s population is the second youngest in the world, with half of the country younger than 15.7 years old (just older than Niger’s median age of 15.5 years). As of January 2017, the population

  • World Malaria Day 2017

    “Malaria presents a disproportionate burden on the Children from Global South. PPD member countries are urged to increase Global South to South Cooperation to End Malaria for Good” The April 25th, World Malaria Day, PPD Secretariat observes the day with the member countries by reminding them about the impact of malaria on children. This year’s

  • International Women’s Day 2017

    Women are one-half of the world’s population and evidently deserve equal access to health, education, economic participation and earning potential, and political decision-making power. However, it is pertinent to note that gender parity is equally fundamental to whether and how societies thrive. The theme of the International Women’s Day 2017, Be Bold for Change; call

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