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Valerie DeFillipo
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FP2020: Plans, Partnerships and Progress - One Year On

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 9:20 AM

Sometimes it's hard to tell if your work really makes a difference. Three months after the London Summit on Family Planning, I led a delegation of UNFPA supporters to Ghana. We saw a diverse and inspiring range of maternal health programs -- from government hospitals to an entrepreneurial midwife who...

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Another Blow Against Women -- House Appropriations Committee Votes to Defund UNFPA

(66) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 5:10 PM

In one fell swoop, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to wipe out $39 million in funding for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. By voting to ban any U.S. contribution to UNFPA in FY2013, House Appropriators made a judgment call that saving the lives...

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