Disrespectful and abusive treatment during facility delivery in Tanzania: a facility and community survey

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Although qualitative studies have raised attention to humiliating treatment of women during labour and delivery, there are no reliable estimates of the prevalence of disrespectful and abusive treatment in health ...

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Country progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: adjusting for socioeconomic factors reveals greater progress and new challenges

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Background The health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country. Few low-income countries are on track to reach them. Some authors have ...

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Improving Access to Emergency Contraception Pills through Strengthening Service Delivery and Demand Generation: A Systematic Review of Current Evidence in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

Objectives: Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are among the 13 essential commodities in the framework for action established by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. Despite having ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights – a crucial agenda for the post 2015 framework

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are central to achieving the vision of the Millennium Development Goals. Such rights concern people’s everyday lives, their livelihoods, their opportunities and their aspirations. ...

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Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (UNFPA)

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is pleased to announce the publication of the UNFPA report Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and ...

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Population and sustainable development in the Post-2015 agenda

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

The Outcome Report of the Global Consultation on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda not only explains the linkages between today’s most pressing development challenges, population dynamics and sexual ...

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Facilitators and barriers to facility-based delivery in low- and middle-income countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

High-quality obstetric delivery in a health facility reduces maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. This systematic review synthesizes qualitative evidence related to the facilitators and barriers to delivering at health ...

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Putting women and girls at the center of development

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations ...

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MEDUSIMS medical simulator postpartum hemorrhage

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:19 am

This path-breaking highly realistic 3D simulator gives healthcare professionals the ability to train on how to deal with cases of PPH. Choosing between two clinical cases, users choose therapeutic actions in close-to-real conditions ...

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Supplypromises.org

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:17 am

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition announces its newest tool, a compendium of reproductive health (RH) supplies commitments, hosted on a dedicated website: www.supplypromises.org. The Commitments Compendium provides access to more ...

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