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May 30, 2012, 23:00 ET

Urgent Need to Improve End Of Life Care in US

As Americans live longer, more generations are being impacted by advanced illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer and heart disease. The...

Mar 15, 2012, 14:31 ET

Plan International Hosts Global Celebrations to Mark 75 Years of Helping Children

 Plan International, one of the oldest and largest global development organizations, is commemorating 75 years of commitment to children with a...

Mar 02, 2012, 14:00 ET

IFHP Study Reveals Price of Surgeries Are Most Disparate Medical Cost Around the Globe

The International Federation of Health Plans today released its 2011 Comparative Price Report detailing its annual survey of medical costs per...

Dec 19, 2011, 13:18 ET
Working with local partners, Plan has built and renovated schools and handed them over to local authorities, benefiting thousands of children around the world.  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International)

Day of the Girl Finally Dawns

Global children's organization Plan International is delighted at the United Nations' decision to recognize October 11th as the 'International Day...

Nov 16, 2011, 15:00 ET

Plan International USA Receives $7 Million Grant for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Research Project in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Ghana

Plan's Testing Modified CLTS for Scalability project aims to improve rural sanitation by researching and testing the cost-effectiveness,...

Nov 07, 2011, 10:15 ET

Plan International Pledges Extra $55 million for Education Projects

Over the next three years, global children-centered development organization Plan International will invest an extra $55 million in education...

Oct 31, 2011, 14:25 ET
Baby 7 Billion: A milestone for girls' survival rights.  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International)

Baby 7 Billion: A Milestone for Girls' Survival Rights

LUCKNOW, India, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Child rights organisation Plan India today celebrated the birth of a girl in Uttar...

Oct 25, 2011, 12:54 ET

Baby 7 Billion: Countdown Begins for a Girl in India

The countdown has begun for the birth of 'Baby 7 Billion' in India, says global child rights organisation Plan International. On October 31, the...

Sep 21, 2011, 09:45 ET

Gender Equality Impossible Without More Help from Boys and Men, Says Plan International

Plan's 2011 Because I am a Girl report assesses the current state of the world's girls Girls' standing in the world can't be improved without far...

Jul 11, 2011, 09:40 ET
Plan will mark October 31 - the day when the global population is projected to pass 7 billion - by celebrating the birth of a girl in India. Plan is advocating girls' rights and empowerment through its global campaign "Because I am a Girl."  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International)

Baby 7 Billion: Let India's Girls be Born

India must urgently tackle its "vanishing" girl population as the nation awaits the birth of the world's seven billionth baby, says child rights...

Jul 05, 2011, 17:17 ET

South Sudan: Investment Needed to Secure Nation's Future

Major investment in education, youth employment and vocational skills training is needed to secure the future of the world's newest state of South...

Apr 26, 2011, 09:35 ET

Plan International USA Awarded $12.7M USAID Grant to Combat Domestic Violence in Bangladesh

Plan International USA was awarded a $12.7 million grant to reduce gender-based violence in Bangladesh. The USAID-funded project, Protecting Human...

Apr 18, 2011, 08:45 ET

Plan International USA Selected as a Devex Top 40 Innovator

The Most Innovative International Development Organizations Named Plan International USA was selected as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator...

Mar 23, 2011, 12:11 ET

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and NASA Scientist Dr. Minoru Freund to Accept Beacon Award for Courage and Dedication

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona is one of the two recipients of the prestigious Beacon Award for Courage and Dedication, presented by...

Feb 25, 2011, 10:00 ET
Plan's delegation of girls from around the world speak at the CSW. (PRNewsFoto/Plan International USA, Bartram Nason)

Plan International and Girls Delegation Welcome Launch of UN Women at the General Assembly in New York, Call for Increased Focus on Girls' Rights and Empowerment

The launch of UN Women this week in New York comes during a two-week session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The CSW has convened...

Feb 24, 2011, 14:28 ET

Collective Bargaining: What It Is and Its Place in Wisconsin's History

The nation's eye has turned to the state of Wisconsin, where the collective bargaining rights of public employees are being debated. Governor Scott...

Feb 23, 2011, 15:41 ET
Plan presents at Empowering Girls: Education and Technology at the CSW.(Linda Raftree, left. Fabiola, right).  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International USA, Bartram Nason)

Plan Hosts Empowering Girls: Education and Technology at 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Side event features youth delegate from Cameroon speaking on the transformative possibilities of technology Plan International, UNICEF, and the...

Feb 07, 2011, 17:20 ET

Influx of Returnees to South Sudan Poses Huge Challenge to Africa's Newest State, Warns Plan International

As the vote for secession in Southern Sudan reaches its conclusion, Gezahegn Kebede, Regional Director for Plan, said: "One of the biggest...

Jan 11, 2011, 17:42 ET

One Year Later: Plan International USA's Stepped Up Relief Operations in Haiti Continue to Make Progress

NGO urges global community to continue supporting the country's reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts As the world prepares to mark the one...

Jan 04, 2011, 14:08 ET

Global Fund Awards Plan $52 Million for International Health Programs

The Global Fund, a global partnership to prevent and treat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, has awarded Plan over $52 million for a set of health...