Countdown to 2015 and beyond: fulfilling the health agenda for women and children

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:36 am

The end of 2015 will signal the end of the Millennium Development Goal era, when the world can take stock of what has been achieved. The Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival (Countdown) has focused its 2014 ...

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Global Public Health: Special Issue: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the next decades: What’s been achieved? What lies ahead?

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:21 am

This Global Public Health Special Issue ‘SRHR for the next decades: What’s been achieved? What lies ahead? ’ assesses progress 20 years after the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established the sexual and reproductive health and ...

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BRIDGE: Gender and Food Security Cutting Edge Pack

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:27 am

In this pack, BRIDGE makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to ...

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Sex Workers Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice: Post-2012 AWID International Forum Innovation Seed Grants

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:03 am

This report shares highlights from the four recipients of AWID’s “Innovation Seed Grants” whose projects focused on advancing the rights of sex workers: the Association of Hungarian Sex Workers, Red Umbrella Project (USA), Debolina Dutta in collaboration with sex worker collectives DMSC ...

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I’m Here: Adolescent Girls In Emergencies Report

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:44 am

I’m Here: Adolescent Girls in Emergencies is a resource for emergency response staff. It outlines an operational approach and recommendations that can help humanitarian sectors be more accountable to adolescent girls from the start of an emergency. Key rationale, findings and recommendations are based ...

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Tracking humanitarian funding for reproductive health: a systematic analysis of health and protection proposals from 2002-2013

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:10 am

Background: The Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises conducted a ten-year global evaluation of reproductive health in humanitarian settings. This paper examines proposals for reproductive health activities under humanitarian health and protection funding mechanisms for 2002-2013, and the ...

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Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 3:57 am

Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings I: Program Implementation Dora Ward Curry, Jesse Rattan, Jean Jose Nzau, Kamlesh Giria Abstract: In 2012, about 43 million women of reproductive age experienced the effects of conflict. Provision of basic sexual ...

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The post-2015 agenda: staying the course in maternal and child survival

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:54 am

In this article, we draw on available evidence from Countdown to 2015 and other sources to make the case for keeping women and children at the heart of the next development agenda that will replace the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) ...

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Ebola crisis: the unequal impact on women and children’s health

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:51 am

There seems to be no biological sex difference regarding vulnerability to Ebola virus disease,1 yet many sociocultural and health-care-related factors increase the risks for women in the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. Author: Menendez, C.

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Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action – Evidence for Strategic Approaches

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:46 am

The U.S. Government is committed and working toward the goal of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) in a generation. In June of 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)released a vision for maternal health, Ending Preventable Maternal ...

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