The Right to Safe Motherhood: Opportunities and Challenges for Advancing Global Maternal Health in U.S. Foreign Assistance

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 6:56 am

The causes of maternal mortality and morbidity are no mystery. Women die and suffer debilitating disease and injury during pregnancy and childbirth because they bleed to death, acquire infections, have underlying but treatable health conditions, or obtain unsafe abortions. The ...

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Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care. A guide for essential practice (3rd edition)

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 6:55 am

Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care: a guide for essential practice (3rd edition) (PCPNC), has been updated to include recommendations from recently approved WHO guidelines relevant to maternal and perinatal health. These include pre-eclampsia & eclampsia; postpartum haemorrhage; postnatal care for ...

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Do Interventions that Promote Awareness of Rights Increase Use of Maternity Care Services? A Systematic Review

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 6:54 am

PLoS ONE 10(10): e0138116. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138116 Abstract Twenty years after the rights of women to go through pregnancy and childbirth safely were recognized by governments, we assessed the effects of interventions that promote awareness of these rights to increase use of ...

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Making Change from Cash? Evaluation of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program to Improve the Status of Girls in Northern India

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 4:51 am

Currently, 720 million women alive worldwide were child brides. Child marriage is a violation of human rights and significantly hinders development outcomes for girls. Girls married early are vulnerable to intimate partner violence, sexual coercion, and early childbearing. Beyond the ...

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Lifting the Veil: Magazine Expert Meeting on Addressing Child Marriage

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 5:20 am

Lifting The Veil is a publication of Save The Children and Oxfam Novib, on behalf of the Alliances of the Child Marriage Fund. Publication file: lifting_the_veil.pdf

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Education Sector Response to Early and Unintended Pregnancy: A Review of Country Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:30 am

This report highlights key inconsistencies and gaps in education sector responses to adolescent pregnancy and motherhood in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite progress made in developing curricula, none of the six countries currently offers comprehensive sexuality education as defined by ...

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Impact of Hospital Delivery on Child Mortality: An Analysis of Adolescent Mothers in Bangladesh

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:29 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 194–203. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.003 Highlights We assess the causal impact of hospital delivery may influence child mortality risks. We focus on the case of Bangladesh where adolescent marriage and birth are common. We exploit the ...

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The Adolescent Brain and the Global Fight Against Adolescent Motherhood

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:28 am

Fertile bodies, immature brains?: A genealogical critique of neuroscientific claims regarding the adolescent brain and of the global fight against adolescent motherhood Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 255–261. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.10.063 Highlights Identifies antecedents to neuroscientific claims regarding the adolescent ...

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Engendering Accountability: Upholding Commitments to Maternal and Newborn Health

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 6:02 am

With the rise in global attention and the need to further accelerate progress on maternal and newborn health (MNH), and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) writ large, the international community has become increasingly focused on accountability to ensure ...

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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 with the SDGs and potential opportunities and threats.  Author: John ...

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