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Asia-Pacific Experts Call for Universal Access to Family Planning
BANGKOK – "While there has some progress in providing family planning services in the region, a significant number of countries are still lagging behind." This was one of the key messages highlighted at the conclusion of the regional consultation on "Family Planning in Asia and the Pacific – Addressing the Challenges".
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To be a Woman in Nepal
Women in Nepalganj testify to the difficulties of being a woman in Nepal. Passing a construction site, one can see that while men are the ones making the cement and laying the bricks, it is women who carry heavy loads of sand and cement on their heads to the first and second story of the skeletal building.
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Midwives Make Childbirth Safer Childbirth is becoming safer with the establishment of community birthing centres in Ifugao.

Regional Consultation Tackles Challenges on Family Planning
BANGKOK – Delegates from 24 countries across Asia and the Pacific were in the Thai capital to attend a three-day consultation focusing on the urgent need for governments in the region and the donor community to continue, as well as increase, investments to family planning services.
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Asia-Pacific Governments Agree to Speed Progress Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Newborns
Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines Family planning is widely practised in Asia, but it remains controversial in the Philippines.

VIENTIANE – Governments and UN officials from the region had agreed to accelerate efforts towards eliminating the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborn children at the 8th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Prevention of Parents-to-ChildTransmission (PPTCT) Task Force in Lao PDR.
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