Sara Jerving is Devex's East Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi. She is a reporter and producer, whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Vice News, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation magazine, among others. Sara holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow.
It's going to cost $264 billion over the next decade to effectively eliminate preventable maternal deaths, gender-based violence, and harmful practices like child marriage, according to UNFPA findings.
Feminist organizations have been pushed to the side as reproductive and sexual health has become more institutionalized, Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, tells Devex.
A major U.N. reproductive and sexual health conference is facing backlash from faith communities and conservative advocacy groups, illustrating some of the challenges global health practitioners face in working on these issues.
Family Planning 2020's goal of reaching 120 million additional users of modern contraceptives by 2020 won't be reached — the partnership is now examining what its framework will look like after next year.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still a public health emergency — despite a decline in reported cases, the World Health Organization announced on Friday. Some global health experts remain skeptical the declaration will generate the necessary funding for the response.