Contraception as an antidote to high mortality rate

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Sex is a pleasurable act that is enjoyed by two partners, usually male and female. Traditionally, sex and sexual acts are reserved for two mature adults in a committed relationship, preferably a marriage. One of the main functions of sexual

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Engaging and empowering young women and adolescent girls to prevent the risks and mitigate the impact of HIV

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

Preventing HIV among adolescent girls and young women in sub Saharan Africa is critical if we are to end AIDS by 2030. We know that gender inequality increases HIV vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women and continues to be

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Central African Republic: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War; Widespread Rape, Sexual Slavery by Armed Groups

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Commanders have tolerated widespread sexual violence

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WHO GUIDELINE ON SYPHILIS SCREENING AND TREATMENT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

Syphilis is a bacterial STI caused by Treponema pallidum that results in substantial morbidity and mortality. Syphilis is transmitted through sexual contact with infectious lesions of the mucous membranes or abraded skin, via blood transfusion, or transplacentally from a pregnant

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Factors influencing implementation of interventions to promote birth preparedness and complication readiness

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

Abstract Background:  The recent WHO report on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health recommends birth preparedness and complications readiness interventions to increase the use of skilled care at birth and to increase timely use of facility care for obstetric and

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Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy Training Manual

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy (Training Manual) provides tools for running training workshops to develop and enhance activists’ capacity to advocate for safe abortion based on the information provided in the Freedom of Choice:

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Global Gag Rule: PAI’s What You Need to Know Guide

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

We are pleased to share with you PAI’s unofficial guide, “What You Need to Know About the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Restrictions on U.S. Global Health Assistance” to educate about what is permissible under the expanded Global Gag

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Dynamic partnership between government & NGOs launch new TV series focused on menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Together with RedOrange (a Bangladeshi  media and communication agency), knowledge institute TNO and with support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Simavi has launched a 13-episode TV program to promote menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh. The

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Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

This edition of MTb takes us back to 1987, the year in which the Working Party on International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health (WP) was established under its former name Dutch Consultancy for Maternal and Child Health. The focus has

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Tanzania: Teaching youths sex education through animation and art

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

Harakati za Lucy is an animation series that explores the life of a young Tanzanian girl who faces different challenges growing up and how she manages to confront them. In one episode where Lucy is pregnant, the show examines how

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