• 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

  • Invest in teenage girls: World Population Day, 11 July, 2016

    Despite the declined of the growth rate of world population (growth rate decline 2% to 1.13% from 1960 to 2016), our beloved planet is still facing challenges in population related issues. This is why 11 July, has since 1989 been declared as World Population Day by the United Nations Development Program. On 11 July every

  • Rwandan Reproductive Health Law

    Dear colleagues, Rwanda has published its reproductive health law.  The LAW N° 21/05/2016 OF 20/05/2016 RELATING TO HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH has been published in the Official Gazette No 23 of 06/06/2016. (Click here to download the PDF copy of this Official Gazette). This law is promulgated by the Rwandan parliament, in pursuant to the International

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