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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“Women at the Center: Rights-Based Maternity Care and It’s Link to HIV and Family Planning”

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:23 am

“Women at the Center: Rights-Based Maternity Care and It’s Link to HIV and Family Planning“ is an infographic that illustrates how disrespect and abuse faced by women and girls negatively affects ...

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MEDUSIMS medical simulator postpartum hemorrhage

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:19 am

This path-breaking highly realistic 3D simulator gives healthcare professionals the ability to train on how to deal with cases of PPH. Choosing between two clinical cases, users choose therapeutic actions in close-to-real conditions ...

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Supplypromises.org

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:17 am

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition announces its newest tool, a compendium of reproductive health (RH) supplies commitments, hosted on a dedicated website: www.supplypromises.org. The Commitments Compendium provides access to more ...

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Reality Check: A Planning and Advocacy Tool for Strengthening Family Planning Programs, Version 3

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:15 am

Reality Check generates data for evidence-based family planning advocacy and strategic planning by examining the relation between contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) and population to estimate the resources required to achieve ...

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