Policy Briefs

Mainstreaming Female Condom Uptake: The U.S. Government’s Current and Potential Global Role

Posted on July 16, 2014

As a committed partner in the Life-Saving Commodities Commission and major procurer of female condoms for global distribution, the U.S. has a vested interest in making sure female condoms find widespread success. However, inadequate attention to investment in female condom programming creates a barrier to success.

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Creating a Prevention Agenda for Women

Posted on July 9, 2014

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) and AVAC convened an initial strategy think tank in May 2013 with 30 global stakeholders working on women’s sexual and reproductive health to chart a course forward in developing and advancing a prevention agenda for women as a key part of a broader sexual and reproductive health and rights agenda. Building on recent gains in policy and political will, the meeting participants identified a number of critical needs and opportunities for action in the coming 24 months.

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The Legal Landscape for Abortion Provision In U.S. Foreign Assistance

Posted on December 16, 2013

This brief is a comprehensive analysis of three distinct but overlapping legal systems that inform prohibition or provision of funding for abortion services through United States foreign assistance programs.

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U.S. Global HIV Policy: Combination Prevention

Posted on August 21, 2012

This paper outlines why the U.S. must support a true combination prevention strategy, one that scales up proven biomedical tools, integrates sexual and reproductive health services into HIV prevention, and addresses social barriers to HIV prevention.

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La Iniciativa para la Salud Mundial de EEUU y la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos

Posted on February 27, 2012

Una mujer embarazada que vive en la pobreza puede afrontar múltiples problemas simultáneamente. Necesita buena atención prenatal y nutrición a lo largo de todo el embarazo, así como acceso a un proveedor cualificado que le informe sobre un parto saludable y la atienda durante el alumbramiento.

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The U.S. Global Health Initiative and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Integration

Posted on October 26, 2011

Read our new publication on integration, the Global Health Initiative, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.

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A Woman-Centered Approach to the U.S. Global Health Initiative

Posted on February 24, 2010

President Obama's GHI calls for a "woman-centered approach" to development policy and programming. This policy brief defines what that means by identifying the key elements of such an approach, and best practices.

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Comments in Response to the Implementation of the Global Health Initiative: Consultation Document

Posted on February 22, 2010

Submitted by: Advocates for Youth, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Family Care International, and the International Women’s Health Coalition. These comments are tailored to specifically address issues within our particular expertise, though we also join with other comments from the advocacy community addressing larger frame issues related to the President’s Global Health Initiative (GHI).

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