Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (UNFPA)

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is pleased to announce the publication of the UNFPA report Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and ...

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Trends in all-cause mortality during the scale-up of an antiretroviral therapy programme: a cross-sectional study in Lusaka, Zambia

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Objective To follow the trends in all-cause mortality in Lusaka, Zambia, during the scale-up of a national programme of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Methods Between November 2004 and September 2011, we ...

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KMCC | Knowledge Synthesis Report | Eliminating Mother‐to‐Child Transmission of HIV in Uganda by 2015: What will it take?

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

This KMCC report contains a synthesis of the existing evidence base on achieving EMTCT in Uganda, as well as recommendations based on the findings of the synthesis. We are living ...

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Population and sustainable development in the Post-2015 agenda

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

The Outcome Report of the Global Consultation on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda not only explains the linkages between today’s most pressing development challenges, population dynamics and sexual ...

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Facilitators and barriers to facility-based delivery in low- and middle-income countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

High-quality obstetric delivery in a health facility reduces maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. This systematic review synthesizes qualitative evidence related to the facilitators and barriers to delivering at health ...

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Putting women and girls at the center of development

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations ...

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A Matter of Fact, a Matter of Choice: The Case for Investing in Permanent Contraceptive Methods

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

Remarkable social, health, and economic gains have been made since the launch of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2000. Desired family size is falling, and the small family ...

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Two New Publications on Combatting Gender-Based Violence

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

Besides being associated with the incidence of HIV infections, sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and other health problems, gender-based violence (GBV) is also a human rights violation. Ongoing efforts by ...

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“Maternal Health and Respectful Maternity Care” and “The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV & Family Planning”

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:54 am

“Maternal Health and Respectful Maternity Care” and “The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV & Family Planning“ is a dual-sided fact sheet cosponsored by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Care ...

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Mobile health innovations for improved access to safe abortion in Indonesia

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

Objectives: In recent years, mobile phones have rapidly evolved as tools for health promotion and disease prevention in low-resource settings. While mobile health (mHealth) projects have successfully demonstrated improvements in ...

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