Quality of Care in Maternal and Child Health

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

The publication costs for this supplement were funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public ...

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Maternal and neonatal tetanus

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

Maternal and neonatal tetanus is still a substantial but preventable cause of mortality in many developing countries. Case fatality from these diseases remains high and treatment is limited by scarcity ...

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Mobile clinics for antiretroviral therapy in rural Mozambique

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

Problem Despite seven years of investment from the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the expansion of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related services continues to challenge Mozambique’s health-care infrastructure, especially ...

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Audit-identified avoidable factors in maternal and perinatal deaths in low resource settings: a systematic review

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

Abstract Background Audits provide a rational framework for quality improvement by systematically assessing clinical practices against accepted standards with the aim to develop recommendations and interventions that target modifiable deficiencies ...

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Determinants of health facility utilization for childbirth in rural western Kenya: cross-sectional study

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

Abstract Background Skilled attendance at delivery is recognized as one of the most important factors in preventing maternal death. However, more than 50% of births in Kenya still occur in ...

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Basic Maternal and Newborn Care Learning Resource Package

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 6:22 am

This learning resource package is intended for use by skilled providers (including midwives, doctors and nurses)—working in low-resource settings at any level of the health care system or in homes—who ...

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Counselling for maternal and newborn health care: a handbook for building skills

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

Overview The main aim of this MNH Counselling Handbook is to strengthen counselling and communication skills of health providers including skilled birth attendants, helping them to effectively discuss with women, ...

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Improving the health of women and adolescents: an unfinished agenda

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

This paper examines progress in the areas of women’s health and mortality that were at the centre of the ICPD Programme of Action, including reproductive and maternal health and HIV/AIDS. ...

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Data Watch: Closing a Persistent Gap in the AIDS Response

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:45 am

A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the ...

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Measuring Success Toolkit: Using Data for Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:40 am

This toolkit provides guidance on how to use data to plan a health program and to measure its success through monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers links to important ...

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