Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths Report

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 6:15 am

Last year, USAID unveiled a roadmap outlining how it plans to support 24 high-priority countries to make sure that children live to celebrate their fifth birthdays and that their mothers live to see them grow. USAID has just released a new report ...

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Global, regional, and national levels and trends in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015, with scenario-based projections to 2030: a systematic analysis by the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 6:14 am

The Lancet. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00838-7 Background Millennium Development Goal 5 calls for a 75% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) between 1990 and 2015. We estimated levels and trends in maternal mortality for 183 countries to assess progress made. Based on MMR ...

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Is AGEP Building Assets for Vulnerable Girls in Zambia? Preliminary Research Findings

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 6:13 am

The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a multisectoral program intended to increase girls’ social, health and economic resources. AGEP involves over 10,000 vulnerable girls ages 10–19 in Zambia. The girls participate in weekly ...

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Research priorities on ending child marriage and supporting married girls

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 6:51 am

Reproductive Health 2015, 12:80  doi:10.1186/s12978-015-0060-5 Abstract: Over the past few years the issue of child marriage has received growing political and programmatic attention. In spite of some progress in a number of countries, global rates have not declined over the past decade. Knowledge ...

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A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: The 2015 Report

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 6:57 am

The 2015 Report, A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, includes an updated country profile for each of the 75 Countdown countries, which together account for more than 95% of the world’s maternal, newborn, and child deaths. This ...

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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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