Achieving respectful care for women and babies

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:01 am

April 11 is the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, which aims to encourage rights-based, respectful care of women during pregnancy and childbirth. The day was launched last year ...

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Adolescent first births in East Africa: disaggregating characteristics, trends and determinants

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:56 am

Abstract Background The use of a single national figure fails to capture the complex patterns and inequalities in early childbearing that occur within countries, as well as the differing contexts ...

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EuroNGOs Toolkit on Accountability for the post 2015

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

The new toolkit “Accountability for the post-2015 framework. A set of core resources for SRHR advocates worldwide” was launched. The toolkit is for members of the EuroNGOs and other civil society ...

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Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) – WHO

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

FEBRUARY 2015 – The EPMM targets and strategies are grounded in a human rights approach to maternal and newborn health, and focus on eliminating significant inequities that lead to disparities ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights – the key to gender equality and women’s empowerment

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:05 am

The 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS will focus the world’s attention on the importance of a Fast-Track approach to the AIDS response over the next five years. The UNAIDS ...

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Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:59 am

Cervical cancer is one of the gravest threats to women’s lives. It is estimated that over a million women worldwide currently have cervical cancer. Most of these women have not ...

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Launch of Saving Lives, Protecting Futures: An Every Woman Every Child Progress Report

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

Almost five years since the strategy and subsequent Every Woman Every Child movement launched, this report provided the Secretary-General with an opportunity to report back to Member States and other ...

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Barriers and facilitators to accessing skilled birth attendants in Afar region, Ethiopia

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:29 am

Abstract Objective to explore barriers and facilitators that enable women to access skilled birth attendance in Afar Region, Ethiopia. Design researchers used a Key Informant Research approach (KIR), whereby Health ...

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Use of maternal health services among adolescent women in Bangladesh

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:25 am

Twelve studies were included in this review. 11 used quantitative methods and one used a mixed methods approach. All studies included married adolescent women only. Women with lower educational levels ...

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Critical Maternal Health Knowledge Gaps in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Post-2015: Researchers’ Perspectives

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:25 am

The Maternal Health Task Force is pleased to share a new addition to the Women and Health Initiative Working Paper series: Critical Maternal Health Knowledge Gaps in Low- and Middle-Income ...

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