AFEW Culture Initiative

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

AFEW International would like to introduce a new project: the AFEW Culture Initiative. The initiative combines art and public health in an Artist in Residence Programme in Amsterdam with six artists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  The artists are placed at ...

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SEXUAL PLEASURE: The forgotten link in sexual and reproductive health and rights

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Talking about sex and sexuality can be difficult for both sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service providers and their clients. Discussions are often limited to a problem and solution approach. Taboos around sexuality can make it difficult even for clients ...

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#EndFGM: Researching to End FGM/C in a Generation

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:48 am

200 million girls in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and 13 million girls under the age of 15 are at risk of undergoing FGM/C. Dr. Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan, FGM researcher with Population Council, sits down with us to discuss ...

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Women Hit Hardest by Kenya’s Tourism Slump

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

Alice Tobias once made a good living supplying fruit and vegetables to various hotels in Malindi, a town on the Indian Ocean coast. But after Kenya’s disputed general elections in 2007, and two months of unrest that left more than 1,200 ...

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Medicalized female genital mutilation/cutting: Contentious practices and persistent debates

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

Purpose of Review Female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM/C) performed by health care professionals (medicalization) and reduced severity of cutting have been advanced as strategies for minimizing health risks, sparking acrimonious ongoing debates. This study summarizes key debates and critically assesses supporting ...

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Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action launched to improve humanitarian response worldwide

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 7:58 am

On 17 April, the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC), an inter-agency forum on humanitarian action, the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and UN Women co-hosted the launch of the “Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action”, a practical tool ...

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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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