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Digital Tools Remain in Lagos as Family Planning Project Ends

CCP increased modern contraception use among patients in private-sector hospitals, and left behind digital tools to help sustain success in the coming months and years.

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Digital Tools Remain in Lagos as Family Planning Project Ends

CCP increased modern contraception use among patients in private-sector hospitals, and left behind digital tools to help sustain success in the coming months and years.

COVID-19
Dashboard: COVID-19 Testing Rates Soaring Due to Omicron 

As the highly contagious variant of COVID-19 has spread across the United States, a significantly higher percentage of Americans have sought testing for the virus, tested positive for the virus and say they are more concerned about getting sick. 

malaria
In Zambia, CCP Campaign Increases Malaria Net Use, Care-Seeking

In its evaluation study, Breakthrough ACTION found that exposure to the many layers of the campaign led to shifts in mindsets about sleeping under a mosquito net as a social norm, as well as changes in malaria-prevention behaviors. 

malaria
‘COVID-19 Left People Afraid to Seek Lifesaving Care for Malaria’

While worst-case scenarios haven’t come true, COVID has distracted African health officials who focus on endemic problems, such as malaria.

Nigeria
Taking Global Family Planning to a New Level with $71.3 Million Investment

After a new $71.3 million investment, The Challenge Initiative will remain in place in 11 countries. In Nigeria, it is led by CCP. The Gates Institute will continue global oversight.

handwashing
In Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic, Handwashing Rates in Africa Fell

Instead of rising during the pandemic to slow the spread of COVID-19, new CCP research finds that handwashing rates actually fell in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

Indonesia
CCP Helps Establish Two New Organizations in Indonesia

“With these two new organizations, we can ensure that the successes in family planning are sustainable long into the future,” says CCP’s Alice Payne Merritt.

vaccines
More Than 8 in 10 Unvaccinated Americans Don’t Want a COVID Vaccine 

New data from the COVID Behaviors Dashboard, developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, show that 82 percent of those who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States have little or no interest in ever getting a vaccine.   The findings, collected …

COVID-19
COVID-19 Keeping Young Adults in Uganda from Many Health Services

Ugandans between the ages of 18 and 29 say their access to services such as family planning and maternal and child health has been limited by the pandemic, according to a CCP survey.

vaccine
Making the Case for a Malaria Vaccine

Social and behavior change experts are already strategizing about how to communicate the vaccine’s benefits caregivers and health workers.

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10 Lives, 10 Stories, One Message on Family Planning

Winners named in contest developed to gather 10 firsthand accounts of how social and behavior change approaches have been used by people and organizations to improve family planning outcomes.

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.

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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