Determinants of health facility utilization for childbirth in rural western Kenya: cross-sectional study

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

Abstract Background Skilled attendance at delivery is recognized as one of the most important factors in preventing maternal death. However, more than 50% of births in Kenya still occur in ...

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Basic Maternal and Newborn Care Learning Resource Package

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 6:22 am

This learning resource package is intended for use by skilled providers (including midwives, doctors and nurses)—working in low-resource settings at any level of the health care system or in homes—who ...

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Counselling for maternal and newborn health care: a handbook for building skills

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

Overview The main aim of this MNH Counselling Handbook is to strengthen counselling and communication skills of health providers including skilled birth attendants, helping them to effectively discuss with women, ...

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Voices against violence: handbook for group leaders.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

The activities in this curriculum have been developed for Girl Guides and Girl Scout groups, youth organizations, schools and other groups to use. This curriculum provides knowledge, skills and opportunities ...

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Improving the health of women and adolescents: an unfinished agenda

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

This paper examines progress in the areas of women’s health and mortality that were at the centre of the ICPD Programme of Action, including reproductive and maternal health and HIV/AIDS. ...

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POLICY CHECKLIST: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL FAMILY PLANNING POLICIES

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:24 am

This policy brief checklist, developed by the USAID-funded Health Policy Project, draws from lessons learned and best practices in moving from policy to action. It is meant to provide guidance ...

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Women’s empowerment and contraceptive use: The role of independent versus couples’ decision making, from a low-middle income country perspective

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

Introduction: There is little available evidence of associations between the various dimensions of women’s empowerment and contraceptive use having been examined – and of how these associations are mediated by ...

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Women’s perceptions of effects of war on intimate partner violence and gender roles in two post-conflict West African countries

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

Background: The aim of this paper is to explore women’s perceptions of the causes of intimate partner violence (IPV) in West Africa, and the ways in which they understand these ...

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Data Watch: Closing a Persistent Gap in the AIDS Response

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:45 am

A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the ...

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Measuring Success Toolkit: Using Data for Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:40 am

This toolkit provides guidance on how to use data to plan a health program and to measure its success through monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers links to important ...

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