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Smart Family Planning

Family Planning (FP) is having the desired number of children through various safe and effective methods.1 For most, this means birth spacing or stopping unwanted pregnancies that may or may not be associated with health and economic consequences that concern…

Omicron: Tracking SARS-CoV-2 Variants

First identified in Botswana and South Africa in November 2021, the Omicron variant has surged around the world over the past few weeks, faster than any previously known form of the coronavirus. As of January 20, 2022, the Omicron variant had been identified in 171 countries.

Keeping Safe and Staying Healthy During the Holidays

It’s still wise to skip large parties this year. As the pandemic hangs over our incoming holidays, the next best thing is to try and be our healthiest selves yet. The COVID-19 landscape has changed throughout the year, as we’re now averaging 538,2891 daily vaccine doses according to the Department of Health (DOH) — but celebrating at home remains to be our safest option. That said, pandemic fatigue is a thing, and the holidays can amplify a crucial period where most of us fall off our health and wellness routines. It’s a season full of warmth, reunions, food, and just a jolly ol’ time, after all. If you’re finding it hard to stay on top of your priorities over Christmas and New Year festivities, here are some tips to keep you on track.