New WHO Clinical Handbook for Women and Girls Living with Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 2:12 pm

It is estimated that over 200 million girls and women worldwide are living with FGM, which can affect multiple aspects of a woman’s health and well-being. Despite its high prevalence in many settings and the health consequences associated with it, ...

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New quality of care standards to save lives and improve the health of children and young adolescents

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 8:38 am

On 24 April, WHO launched Standards for improving quality of care for children and young adolescents in health facilities, in Entebbe, Uganda, in a meeting organized by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality ...

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Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Comparable estimates of health spending are crucial for the assessment of health systems and to optimally deploy health resources. The methods used to track health spending continue to evolve, but little is known about the distribution of spending across diseases. ...

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United Nations: three key datasets related to family planning & SDG

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 10:13 am

The Fertility and Family Planning Section of the United Nations Population Division has published three key datasets. World Contraceptive Use 2018 This dataset provides a comparable and up-to-date data set of family planning indicators for women of reproductive age (from ...

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Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

VIOLENCE against women, anti-prostitution laws and poor health-care systems all make sub-Saharan Africa an appalling place to be a sex worker. Criminalised by many African states and exploited by corrupt officials, many women are forced into the world of organised ...

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#LForLove Photographic Series

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Ever wonder what a Google image search for ‘lesbian’ will show up? Smooching. Petting. Kissing. Touching. More smooching. You get the picture. That’s what the world thinks a lesbian relationship is about. And that’s what Love Matters India is hoping you can help change with #LforLove ...

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The cost‐effectiveness of multi‐purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Introduction A number of antiretroviral HIV prevention products are efficacious in preventing HIV infection. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of many women extend beyond HIV prevention, and research is ongoing to develop multi‐purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that offer ...

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Evaluating pre-pregnancy dietary diversity vs. dietary quality scores as predictors of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Background Dietary diversity scores (DDS) are considered as metrics for monitoring the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, but they need to be rigorously evaluated. Objective To examine two DDS, the Food Groups Index (FGI), and the Minimum Dietary ...

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Factsheet: Indigenous Women’s Maternal Health and Maternal Mortality

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm

The evidence from the available data on indigenous women’s maternal health tells us that across the globe, indigenous women and adolescent girls experience significantly worse maternal health outcomes than majority populations.  Yet due to a lack of data, this alarming ...

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New book exposes European religious network intent on overturning laws related to sexuality and reproduction

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 11:58 am

STOCKHOLM, 20 April – A book released today reveals that campaigners from the US and Europe have been strategizing ‘achievable goals’ to roll back human rights in Europe since 2013. Documents have recently emerged showing a detailed, extremist strategy called Restoring the Natural ...

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