Reporting May 19 Information Session Gender & SRHR in international processes

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:45 am

On May 19 Share-Net, WO=MEN and Rutgers organised an information session about gender and SRHR in the international processes (CSW, CPD and Post-2015). Please find the presentations as presented by ...

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WHO recommendations on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health 2015

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:40 am

Overview In 2003 WHO published “Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health”, known as the IFC Framework, that promotes integrating the health promotion approach set out ...

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HIV and sexuality curricula programmes that address gender or power are five times more effective than those that do not

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:14 am

Context: Curriculum-based sexuality and HIV education is a mainstay of interventions to prevent STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancy among young people. Evidence links traditional gender norms, unequal power in sexual relationships ...

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Literacy and technology experience are predictors of a successful mHealth programme

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:11 am

Background: Despite investments in infrastructure and evidence for high acceptability,few mHealth interventions have been implemented in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective: We sought to (1) identify predictors of uptake of an mHealth application ...

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Impact of Maternal HIV Seroconversion during Pregnancy on Early Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (MTCT) Measured at 4-8 Weeks Postpartum in South Africa 2011-2012: A National Population-Based Evaluation

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:08 am

Background Mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) depends on the timing of HIV infection. We estimated HIV-seroconversion during pregnancy (HSP) after having a HIV-negative result antenatally, and its contribution to early ...

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Association between maternal age at childbirth and child and adult outcomes in the offspring: a prospective study in five low-income and middle-income countries (COHORTS collaboration)

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:03 am

Background Both young and advanced maternal age is associated with adverse birth and child outcomes. Few studies have examined these associations in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) and none have ...

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Brief, Sexuality-related communication: Recommendations for a public health approach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:44 am

Both research and consultations over the last decades have identified sexuality-related communication as an issue that requires urgent attention. While clients would like their health-care providers to discuss sexual health ...

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A practical guide for engaging with mobile operators in mHealth for RMNCH

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:28 am

Awareness is growing of the ways in which mobile health (mHealth) innovations can catalyse the implementation of proven health interventions that target health systems, health facilities, health workers and clients. ...

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Quality of care for pregnant women and newborns—the WHO vision

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 6:21 am

In 2015, as we review progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), despite significant progress in reduction of mortality, we still have unacceptably high numbers of maternal and newborn deaths globally. ...

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Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: Exploring strategies used by research organisations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 6:01 am

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is committed to investing in research to combat poverty, reduce high mortality and morbidity in resource poor contexts and support progress towards meeting ...

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