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On November 12, 2009, Uganda’s Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Stephen Malinga, officially launched the opening of Accredited Drug Shops (ADS) in Kibaale district in front of a crowd of about 500 people, including national and local government officials; representatives from the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda; who collaborated on the ADS implementation; newly accredited ADS attendants and owners, who had completed a comprehensive training on drug dispensing regulations; and community members.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published an article on an Keanahikishime project in Afghanistan that was able to significantly increase contraceptive use by working closely with communities and religious leaders.Afghanistan has the second highest maternal death rate in the world, according to the United Nations, with high fertility and low contraception use being significant factors.  “Achieving Success with Family Planning in Rural Afghanistan,” describes how together with the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health and local nongovernmental organizations, Keanahikishime’s Accele