Improving Access to Maternal Health and Contraceptives: Pharmaceutical Companies’ Contribution to MDG 5

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 6:05 am

Every day, an estimated 800 women die during pregnancy and childbirth due to preventable causes – most of whom live in developing countries. Today, the Access to Medicine Foundation publishes ...

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The Quality of Care in Provision of Female Sterilization and IUD Services

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 6:01 am

In many communities around the world, women continue to lack access to quality family planning services that provide the information, counseling and care necessary for them to make sound decisions ...

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WHO Statement on Caesarean Section Rates

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:17 am

Since 1985, the international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean sections to be between 10-15%. Since then, caesarean sections have become increasingly common in both developed and ...

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Achieving respectful care for women and babies

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:01 am

April 11 is the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, which aims to encourage rights-based, respectful care of women during pregnancy and childbirth. The day was launched last year ...

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UNAIDS 2015: Biomedical AIDS Research: Recent and Upcoming Advances

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:52 am

The report is divided into an overview section that articulates the views of the Chair of the Scientific Expert Panel on the top 10 biomedical research advances in 2014 and ...

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Adolescent first births in East Africa: disaggregating characteristics, trends and determinants

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:56 am

Abstract Background The use of a single national figure fails to capture the complex patterns and inequalities in early childbearing that occur within countries, as well as the differing contexts ...

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EuroNGOs Toolkit on Accountability for the post 2015

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

The new toolkit “Accountability for the post-2015 framework. A set of core resources for SRHR advocates worldwide” was launched. The toolkit is for members of the EuroNGOs and other civil society ...

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Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) – WHO

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

FEBRUARY 2015 – The EPMM targets and strategies are grounded in a human rights approach to maternal and newborn health, and focus on eliminating significant inequities that lead to disparities ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights – the key to gender equality and women’s empowerment

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:05 am

The 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS will focus the world’s attention on the importance of a Fast-Track approach to the AIDS response over the next five years. The UNAIDS ...

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Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:59 am

Cervical cancer is one of the gravest threats to women’s lives. It is estimated that over a million women worldwide currently have cervical cancer. Most of these women have not ...

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