Disrespectful and abusive treatment during facility delivery in Tanzania: a facility and community survey

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Although qualitative studies have raised attention to humiliating treatment of women during labour and delivery, there are no reliable estimates of the prevalence of disrespectful and abusive treatment in health ...

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Country progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: adjusting for socioeconomic factors reveals greater progress and new challenges

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Background The health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country. Few low-income countries are on track to reach them. Some authors have ...

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IAVI Annual Report 2013

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:42 am

This report details key activities in 2013 that support IAVI’s mission to develop safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. Shared byInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) ...

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Medical eligibility, contraceptive choice, and intrauterine device acceptance among HIV-infected women receiving antiretroviral therapy in Lilongwe, Malawi

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:39 am

Objective: To determine medical eligibility for contraceptive use, contraceptive preference, and acceptance of a copper intrauterine device (IUD) among a cohort of HIV-infected women receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Methods: All ...

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Postabortion contraception method mix and uptake in Ipas-supported public health facilities in Ethiopia

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

Objectives: In 2005, the Ethiopian Parliament expanded the indication for legal abortion to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion. Contraceptive uptake postabortion is a key element of quality abortion care ...

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Improving Access to Emergency Contraception Pills through Strengthening Service Delivery and Demand Generation: A Systematic Review of Current Evidence in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

Objectives: Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are among the 13 essential commodities in the framework for action established by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. Despite having ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights – a crucial agenda for the post 2015 framework

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are central to achieving the vision of the Millennium Development Goals. Such rights concern people’s everyday lives, their livelihoods, their opportunities and their aspirations. ...

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Today and every day, young women need access to safe and legal abortion services.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

47,000 deaths occur each year as a result of unsafe abortions, with 40% of unsafe abortions occurring in women under 24 years of age. Worldwide, young women under the age ...

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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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