Innovation in Evaluating the Impact of Integrated Service-Delivery: The Integra Indexes of HIV and Reproductive Health Integration

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 5:32 am

Using multiple data sources in combination with statistical modelling the aim of this study is to develop a measure of HIV-reproductive health (HIV-RH) service integration that can be used to ...

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Transitioning to a Healthy Adulthood. Lessons Learned from Adolescent Girls Living with HIV in Urban Zambia

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Zambart conducted formative research between January and April 2015 to generate evidence-based ideas for services and programmatic interventions that support healthy ...

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Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:45 am

Universal access to reproductive health affects and is affected by many aspects of life. It involves individuals’ most intimate relationships, including negotiation and decision-making within these relationships, and interactions with ...

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WHO guideline for brief sexuality-related communication: implications for STI/HIV policy and practice

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 177–184 doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.009 Abstract Brief sexuality-related communication (BSC) aims to identify current and potential sexual concerns and motivate those at risk to ...

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Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

The Lancet HIV. DOI: Background The HIV pandemic affects 36·9 million people worldwide, of whom 1·5 million are pregnant women. 91% of HIV-positive pregnant women reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a ...

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Youth, Technology, and HIV: Recent Advances and Future Directions

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2015 Dec;12(4):500-15. doi: 10.1007/s11904-015-0280-x. Abstract Technology, including mobile technologies and social media, offers powerful tools to reach, engage, and retain youth and young adults in HIV prevention and ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV 101 workshop guide

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:19 am

A guide to facilitating a workshop on linking up HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights with young key populations. The key focus of the Link Up project is ...

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Can Disease-Specific Funding Harm Health? in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS Service Expansion

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 10:26 am

Demography. October 2015, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 1671-1700 Abstract This article examines the effect of introducing a new HIV/AIDS service—prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)—on overall quality of prenatal and postnatal care. ...

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Integrated care: necessary but not sufficient to improve the PMTCT cascade

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

Implementation and operational research: effects of antenatal care and HIV treatment integration on elements of the PMTCT cascade: results from the SHAIP cluster-randomized controlled trial in Kenya. Turan JM, Onono M, Steinfeld ...

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage ...

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