WHO experts convene to discuss contraception care guidelines

Professor Laura Ferguson joined World Health Organization experts this week for a meeting to discuss strengthening contraceptive programs through the development of a rights-based quality assessment tool. The objectives of the meeting are for the participants to provide input on the outline of a global quality assessment tool, as well as to identify the next steps … Continue reading WHO experts convene to discuss contraception care guidelines

New project uses human rights to strengthen family planning programs

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This month the Program on Global Health & Human Rights commenced a new project with the World Health Organization focused on the human rights aspects of monitoring, evaluation and accountability for family planning programs at the country, regional and global levels. In working to address the unmet need for family planning and contraception, GHHR will … Continue reading New project uses human rights to strengthen family planning programs

WHO report analyzes how to ensure human rights within contraceptive programs

This month the World Health Organization published a report entitled "Ensuring human rights within contraceptive programmes, a human rights analysis of existing quantitative indicators." Professor Sofia Gruskin served as the key academic partner in this project and the development of the report, which represents a major step in bridging the gap between the indicators used … Continue reading WHO report analyzes how to ensure human rights within contraceptive programs

New WHO guidance launched to ensure human rights in provision of contraceptive information, services

This month at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the World Health Organization is launching new guidance and recommendations for health providers and policy makers on how health programs can ensure that human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled in the provision of contraceptive information and services. Professor Sofia Gruskin has served … Continue reading New WHO guidance launched to ensure human rights in provision of contraceptive information, services