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Focus on Contraception Needs to be Every Day

September 26 is World Contraception Day, but we need to be working all year round to increase access to modern contraception for all women who need it, says CCP’s Executive Director Susan Krenn. COVID-19 and other barriers are making this work more difficult.

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Focus on Contraception Needs to be Every Day

September 26 is World Contraception Day, but we need to be working all year round to increase access to modern contraception for all women who need it, says CCP’s Executive Director Susan Krenn. COVID-19 and other barriers are making this work more difficult.

Philippines
Helping Parents Talk to their Teens About Sex

Facing a teen pregnancy crisis in the Philippines, CCP and partners have launched a social media campaign for parents of teens to help them talk about love, sex and relationships.

behaviors
CCP Launches Massive Global COVID Behavior Dashboard

A new interactive tool captures knowledge, attitudes and behaviors around vaccines, masking and more from 12 million people in 115 countries.

vaccine
USAID Awards CCP Another $15.2 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

CCP will use the additional funds to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and prepare for future pandemics in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Nigerian
Putting Five Nigerian States in Driver’s Seat on Family Planning

“After four years of support, these states have now … taken full ownership for driving and implementing high-impact interventions to improve their respective family planning landscapes,” says CCP’s Victor Igharo, who directs The Challenge Initiative in Nigeria.

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Social and Behavior Change Activities are the Missing Piece to Family Planning Success

A new commentary led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs argues that global family planning goals will not be met until there is “a more intentional focus on the science of human behavior.”

Guatemala
COVID-19 Song Reminds Guatemalans ‘Never Let Your Guard Down’

COVID-19 prevention campaigns created by CCP in Guatemala have been updated with new messages as the pandemic has evolved since March 2020.

digital
Using Digital Technology to Reach More Children with Immunizations

So-called real-time monitoring can assist teams in low- and middle-income countries by monitoring their progress, tracking supplies and seeing where there may be pockets of children being missed in hard-to-reach areas.

IDPs
In Ethiopia, ‘We Believed People Wanted to Change’

In Ethiopia, there are more than 1.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). CCP set out to help some of them understand the dangers of COVID-19 and gender-based violence. But first, the IDPs had bigger concerns such as food, water and shelter.

knowledge
CCP Awards Nearly $200,000 to Knowledge Management Innovations

With the excitement and suspense of the television show “Shark Tank,” CCP’s Knowledge SUCCESS project chose four winners from a field of 80 contestants in a global competition to find and fund creative knowledge management ideas for family planning.

prenatal
CCP ‘Taught us How to Come Together’

“Before now, women didn’t come for” prenatal care, says Hauwa’u Ango, the treasurer of the Ward Development Committee in Yarbese. “But now they are, and not only in Yarbese but even from [far-flung] villages.”

FP insight
Introducing FP Insight: A New Way to Discover and Curate Family Planning Information

CCP’s new FP insight tool, designed by and for members of the family planning and reproductive health community, is inspired by Pinterest and other social media apps to spark creativity and learning by sharing resources and ideas about family planning.

Project Spotlight

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CCP Joins New $40 Million Safe Surgery Project

The global project is designed to promote awareness of, and equitable access to, safe surgery for women. The project will team up with local partners to improve childbirth outcomes and better meet people’s voluntary family planning needs.

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