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Sep 24, 2014, 15:38 ET
Plan International's Tessie San Martin, President and CEO of Plan International USA, at today's Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Dr. San Martin joined Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Honorable Julia Gillard for the launch of Girls CHARGE!, a program committed to addressing the second generation of issues that prohibit girls from going to and staying in secondary school. (PRNewsFoto/Plan International)

Plan International Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Promote Equality and Safety in Schools

 Today, at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Honorable Julia Gillard announced the...

Aug 11, 2014, 16:22 ET

Plan International: The Best Way to Predict Ebola Outbreak's Future is to invent it

 The following statement is being issued by Dr. Unni Krishnan, Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response, Plan International: The current...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:15 ET

New International Foundation Survey Finds Majority of Employers Believe ACA Has Had a Negative Impact on Their Company

 More than half of single employers believe that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a negative effect on their company, according to a...

May 13, 2014, 12:51 ET
Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman calls on the government of Nigeria to redouble its efforts to secure the immediate and unconditional release of all kidnapped schoolgirls. #bringbackourgirls (PRNewsFoto/Plan International )

Plan International Calls for Action on the Abduction of the Nigerian Schoolgirls

 "Plan International is extremely concerned that, nearly a month since the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted, they and the other girls...

Feb 27, 2014, 09:10 ET

In Huffington Post Blog, IPPF Urges LGBT Supporters To Renew Their Fight After Gay Rights Come Under Fire

 Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the London-based International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), has posted a blog on the Huffington...

Feb 04, 2014, 10:21 ET

In Huffington Post Blog, the International Planned Parenthood Federation Urges Action to Stop Sexual Abuse and Violence Against Women and Children Syrian Refugees

Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the London-based International Planned Parenthood Federation, has posted a blog at the Huffington Post,...

Nov 27, 2013, 11:30 ET

Typhoon Haiyan: Plan Increases Aid Response to $75M in Face of Scale of Destruction

Aid reaching hard-hit communities, but major scaling-up now needed Children's organization, Plan International, has increased the scale of its...

Nov 13, 2013, 17:30 ET
As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in Tacloban City alone when one of the worst storms on record sent giant sea waves washing away homes, schools and airport buildings. Hundreds of bodies have been recovered while thousands remained missing in the wake of the enormous devastation left by Super Typhoon Haiyan. In Tacloban, men, women and children tread carefully over splintered remains of wooden houses, searching for missing loved ones and belongings. Not one building seems to have escaped damage in the city of 220,000 people, the coastal capital of Leyte province, about 580 km southeast of Manila.  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International, Hatai Limprayoonyong/Plan staff)

Plan International Launches $25M Appeal for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Plan International has launched a global appeal for $25 million to support the immediate needs of the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the...

Nov 08, 2013, 16:23 ET

Super Typhoon Haiyan Batters the Philippines; Plan International Responding to the Urgent Needs of Children and their Families

People in poor, remote villages could take the brunt of huge typhoon Haiyan as it hits the Philippines, fears international development...

Jul 11, 2013, 13:15 ET
Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin raise their hands to support girls' education.  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International)

Children in charge - Plan International backs historic UN youth takeover

Campaigner Malala to make passionate plea for girls' education on 16th birthday Young people from all over the world will undertake the first...

Mar 26, 2013, 12:58 ET

IFHP Study Reveals Disparity In Medical Costs Around The Globe

The International Federation of Health Plans today released its 2012 Comparative Price Report, detailing its annual survey of medical costs per...

Jan 17, 2013, 16:15 ET
Singer and Songwriter Kate Nash Joins Plan's Because I am a Girl Initiative as Global Ambassador.  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International USA)

Singer and Songwriter Kate Nash Joins Plan's Because I am a Girl Initiative as Global Ambassador

Ms. Nash teams up with Plan to improve the lives of millions of girls around the world  Kate Nash, internationally acclaimed singer,...

Dec 11, 2012, 09:40 ET

Plan International Receives Microsoft Commitment to Support Innovation in Education

 On December 1st, Microsoft and Plan International USA signed a strategic alliance to support bringing digital access to youth and educators in...

Nov 28, 2012, 09:28 ET

Plan International USA Acquires the Centre for Development and Population Activities

 Plan International USA and the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) have entered into a formal asset acquisition...

Oct 08, 2012, 15:19 ET

Plan International lança no Brasil a campanha mundial 'Por Ser Menina' e ilumina de rosa o Monumento às Bandeiras

A Plan International, organização humanitária de origem inglesa que atua há mais de 70 anos na promoção dos direitos...

Oct 04, 2012, 14:15 ET

Alex and Ani, LLC Joins Plan International USA in Celebrating International Day of the Girl

 Plan International USA and Alex and Ani are teaming up to celebrate the first annual International Day of the Girl. Adopted by the United...

Aug 30, 2012, 10:30 ET

USAID Awards $50 Million to Plan International to Improve Health Care in Northern Uganda

 Plan International USA will lead a multi-year collaborative effort to improve health systems in 15 districts in Northern Uganda. The United...

Aug 23, 2012, 12:15 ET

Plan's Because I am a Girl Initiative Visits Seattle to Spread the Word about the Power of Investing in Girls

Plan International USA's Because I am a Girl team is hitting the streets of Seattle during the month of August to talk about how investing in girls...

Jul 11, 2012, 07:11 ET
International Actress and Activist Freida Pinto Joins Plan's Because I am a Girl Campaign as Global Ambassador.  (PRNewsFoto/Plan International USA)

International Actress and Activist Freida Pinto Joins Plan's Because I am a Girl Campaign as Global Ambassador

Freida Pinto, star of Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), is Plan's newest Because I am a Girl Global...

May 30, 2012, 23:00 ET

US Needs to Lift its Game on End of Life Care

In the USA too many patients have "bad deaths" because they do not get the care they need, said the President of the International Society for...