How Much Does It Cost to Improve Access to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision among High-Risk, Low-Income Communities in Uganda?

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:29 am

The mobile voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program in Uganda was established specifically to improve access to VMMC services in more remote, high-risk, and low-income populations. The authors of this study used costing information from routine implementation records to evaluate ...

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The True Costs of Maternal Death: Individual Tragedy Impacts Family, Community and Nations

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:22 am

What happens when a mother dies? In the West, the most obvious answer is grief – the harrowing emotional and psychological toll of losing a loved one. A mother’s death is largely viewed as a private tragedy that will grow ...

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Improving Access to Maternal Health and Contraceptives: Pharmaceutical Companies’ Contribution to MDG 5

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 6:05 am

Every day, an estimated 800 women die during pregnancy and childbirth due to preventable causes – most of whom live in developing countries. Today, the Access to Medicine Foundation publishes the first landscape study of pharmaceutical companies’ responses to MDG ...

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The Quality of Care in Provision of Female Sterilization and IUD Services

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 6:01 am

In many communities around the world, women continue to lack access to quality family planning services that provide the information, counseling and care necessary for them to make sound decisions about their fertility. And the caliber of care they receive ...

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WHO Statement on Caesarean Section Rates

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:17 am

Since 1985, the international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean sections to be between 10-15%. Since then, caesarean sections have become increasingly common in both developed and developing countries. When medically necessary, a caesarean section can effectively ...

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Achieving respectful care for women and babies

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:01 am

April 11 is the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, which aims to encourage rights-based, respectful care of women during pregnancy and childbirth. The day was launched last year by the Center for Health and Gender Equity, and co-sponsored ...

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Adolescent first births in East Africa: disaggregating characteristics, trends and determinants

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:56 am

Abstract Background The use of a single national figure fails to capture the complex patterns and inequalities in early childbearing that occur within countries, as well as the differing contexts in which these pregnancies occur. Further disaggregated data that examine ...

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EuroNGOs Toolkit on Accountability for the post 2015

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

The new toolkit “Accountability for the post-2015 framework. A set of core resources for SRHR advocates worldwide” was launched. The toolkit is for members of the EuroNGOs and other civil society organizations that want to address the accountability deficit of global ...

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Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) – WHO

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

FEBRUARY 2015 – The EPMM targets and strategies are grounded in a human rights approach to maternal and newborn health, and focus on eliminating significant inequities that lead to disparities in access, quality and outcomes of care within and between ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights – the key to gender equality and women’s empowerment

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:05 am

The 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS will focus the world’s attention on the importance of a Fast-Track approach to the AIDS response over the next five years. The UNAIDS Fast-Track approach aims to achieve ambitious targets by 2020, including: ...

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