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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Access to Emergency Contraception and Safe Abortion Services for Survivors of Rape: A Review of Policies, Programmes and Country Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:58 am

Executive Summary: This study examined how pregnancy prevention and management services (specifically, the provision of emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and ...

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