Maternal and perinatal health research priorities beyond 2015: an international survey and prioritization exercise

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

Background Maternal mortality has declined by nearly half since 1990, but over a quarter million women still die every year of causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal-health related targets ...

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Using scorecards to achieve facility improvements for maternal and newborn health

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

Abstract The Government of Sierra Leone launched the Free Health Care Initiative in 2010, which contributed to increased use of facility based maternity services. However, emergency obstetric and neonatal care ...

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Unintended pregnancies among women living in urban slums: Evidence from a prospective study in Nairobi City, Kenya

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

Background: Despite the significant proportion of young people residing in slum communities, little attention has been paid to the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges they face during their transition ...

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Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers living with HIV and their Households

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:54 am

The report shows that even though policies do not exclude people living with HIV, they face challenges in accessing the existing social protection services, notably a lack of adequate knowledge ...

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SABPP Women’s Report 2014: Work and Women’s Reproductive Health

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:49 am

This Report by the South African Board for People Practices focuses on “Work and Women’s Reproductive Health” with six chapters: 1. Women’s reproductive options: Career- and HR implications Prof Anita ...

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Reasons for Contraceptive Nonuse among Women Having Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:16 am

Increasing women’s access to modern contraceptive methods alone will not satisfy their unmet need for contraception, according to “Reasons for Contraceptive Nonuse Among Women Having Unmet Need for Contraception in ...

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MSMGF New WHO Consolidated Guidelines for Key Populations

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the 2014 Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations. The new guidelines combine and harmonize all previous guidance and ...

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Toll free mobile communication: overcoming barriers in maternal and neonatal emergencies in Rural Bangladesh

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:05 am

Background Toll free mobile telephone intervention to support mothers in pregnancy and delivery period was tested in one sub district of Bangladesh. Qualitative research was conducted to measure the changes ...

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Advance distribution of misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in South Sudan

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

Objective To determine if high uterotonic coverage can be achieved in South Sudan through a facility- and community-focused postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) prevention program. Methods The program was implemented from October ...

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Newborn health: Everybody’s business

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

Abstract Despite advances in issue-attention and in evidence of what works to save newborn lives (e.g., kangaroo mother care, antenatal corticosteroids, immediate and exclusive breastfeeding), we are still falling short ...

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