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 counselling, and termination or referral for termination of pregnancy services) ...

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SWOT analysis of program design and implementation: a case study on the reduction of maternal mortality in Afghanistan

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:55 am

This case study analyzes the design and implementation of the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Afghanistan by synthesizing the literature with a focus on maternal health services. The ...

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Men’s Knowledge of Obstetric Danger Signs, Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Rural Tanzania

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:52 am

Men’s involvement in reproductive health is recommended. Their involvement in antenatal care service is identified as important in maternal health. Awareness of obstetric danger signs facilitates men in making a ...

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What shapes research impact on policy? Understanding research uptake in sexual and reproductive health policy processes in resource poor contexts

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 6:42 am

Assessing the impact that research evidence has on policy is complex. It involves consideration of conceptual issues of what determines research impact and policy change. There are also a range ...

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HIV and TB in prisons

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:46 am

Aids Foundation East-West (AFEW) has recently been privileged to make a contribution to Equilibri.net the online magazine of an Italian think tank, GESPAM. The magazine is dedicated to the study ...

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Marital status and abortion among young women in Rupandehi, Nepal

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:37 am

Background: Despite liberalization of the Nepal abortion law, young women continue to experience barriers to safe abortion services. We hypothesize that marital status may differentially impact such barriers, given the ...

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Lack of Sexual Minorities’ Rights as a Barrier to HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in Asia: A Systematic Review

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:33 am

The authors of this study developed a tool, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Human Rights Index, to assess the relationship between human rights for sexual minorities in Asian ...

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How Much Does It Cost to Improve Access to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision among High-Risk, Low-Income Communities in Uganda?

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:29 am

The mobile voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program in Uganda was established specifically to improve access to VMMC services in more remote, high-risk, and low-income populations. The authors of this ...

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Successful Integration of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Prevention Intervention Programming

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:25 am

Women who received standard HIV services plus community- and facility-based interventions to detect, prevent, and address intimate partner violence (IPV) reported fewer instances of physical and sexual IPV compared to ...

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The True Costs of Maternal Death: Individual Tragedy Impacts Family, Community and Nations

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:22 am

What happens when a mother dies? In the West, the most obvious answer is grief – the harrowing emotional and psychological toll of losing a loved one. A mother’s death ...

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