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The Status of Reproductive Health Worldwide

Kelsey Noonan, Camber Collective

Kelsey Noonan, Camber Collective.

On June 7th 2017, Global Washington hosted a panel discussion with experts in global reproductive health. The result was a candid conversation that touched on the current status of reproductive health programs globally, as well as the impact of the current political environment on the health and well-being people in developing countries.

The panelists included Rufaro Kangai, director of programs at Global Fund for Women; Diane Bushley, global programs manager for Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest and Hawaiian Islands; and Julie Tempest, advancement director at One By One.

Kelsey Noonan from Camber Collective moderated the event.

Teeing up the discussion with the three panelists, Kelsey Noonan noted that “reproductive health is a necessary precursor to gender equity,” as it impacts all aspects of our lives. Read More

Global Health Trends

Kirsten Gagnaire, managing director of FSG’s global health practice, looks at what it means to bring gender equity into every global health conversation.

Young women in Gondar, Ethiopia

Young women in Gondar, Ethiopia.

Recently, I’ve seen a shift towards asking, “What does it mean to have a gender lens in all aspects of global health?” We need to move beyond just thinking of women and girls, and start thinking about all the ways that gender impacts global health issues. Read More

Riding the Coconut Wave

By  Gigi Gatti, Regional Director, Asia, Grameen Foundation

Grameen Foundation works with a team of organizations to help coconut farmers like Gina (center) revitalize their farms and increase their income.

Grameen Foundation works with a team of organizations to help coconut farmers like Gina (center) revitalize their farms and increase their income.

On their coconut farm in the Philippines, Gina Rison and her husband Nico have battled pest outbreaks, drought, and typhoons. But today as part of Grameen Foundation’s FarmerLink program they are starting to ride the rising wave of demand for coconut.  Read More