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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Maternal and perinatal health research priorities beyond 2015: an international survey and prioritization exercise

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

Background Maternal mortality has declined by nearly half since 1990, but over a quarter million women still die every year ...

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Using scorecards to achieve facility improvements for maternal and newborn health

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

Abstract The Government of Sierra Leone launched the Free Health Care Initiative in 2010, which contributed to increased use of ...

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Unintended pregnancies among women living in urban slums: Evidence from a prospective study in Nairobi City, Kenya

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

Background: Despite the significant proportion of young people residing in slum communities, little attention has been paid to the sexual ...

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Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers living with HIV and their Households

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:54 am

The report shows that even though policies do not exclude people living with HIV, they face challenges in accessing the ...

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