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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Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:59 am

Cervical cancer is one of the gravest threats to women’s lives. It is estimated that over a million women worldwide currently have cervical cancer. Most of these women have not been diagnosed, nor do they have access to treatment that ...

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Launch of Saving Lives, Protecting Futures: An Every Woman Every Child Progress Report

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

Almost five years since the strategy and subsequent Every Woman Every Child movement launched, this report provided the Secretary-General with an opportunity to report back to Member States and other stakeholders on the progress made and lessons learned under the ...

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Engagement and Education Can Reduce Intimate Partner Violence

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:37 am

This study assessed the effects of community engagement activities (CE) versus interactive group education (GE) on intimate partner violence (IPV) by Ethiopian men. IPV prevalence decreased significantly in both intervention arms (from 53 percent to 38 percent in the GE ...

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Social protection contributes to HIV prevention

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:32 am

Poverty alone is not necessarily a driver of HIV risk. It interacts with other structural factors – including mobility, social and economic inequalities, and a lack of education and social capital – that increase HIV vulnerability, especially among groups such ...

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Barriers and facilitators to accessing skilled birth attendants in Afar region, Ethiopia

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:29 am

Abstract Objective to explore barriers and facilitators that enable women to access skilled birth attendance in Afar Region, Ethiopia. Design researchers used a Key Informant Research approach (KIR), whereby Health Extension Workers participated in an intensive training workshop and conducted ...

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Use of maternal health services among adolescent women in Bangladesh

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:25 am

Twelve studies were included in this review. 11 used quantitative methods and one used a mixed methods approach. All studies included married adolescent women only. Women with lower educational levels are less likely to seek skilled maternal health services than ...

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Updating and Extending UNAIDS strategy 2016-2021

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 6:34 am

Please find attached a letter from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe re the updating and extending of the UNAIDS strategy for 2016-2021. It ask for strategic points and provides an email address to provide them to. EXO2015.191_civil society

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Share-Net Expert Meeting Report: Gender-Based Violence

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 10:49 am

Please find attached the report of the Expert Meeting on Gender Based Violence held December 9th, 2014 and the following presentations: – Powerpoint presentation: launch of the lancet series on VAWG – Powerpoint presentation of PSI – Powerpoint presentation of ...

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