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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Critical Maternal Health Knowledge Gaps in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Post-2015: Researchers’ Perspectives

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:25 am

The Maternal Health Task Force is pleased to share a new addition to the Women and Health Initiative Working Paper series: Critical Maternal Health Knowledge Gaps in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Post-2015: Researchers’ Perspectives. This paper, the result of ...

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Turning Promises Into Progress: Gender Equality And Rights For Women And Girls – Lessons Learnt And Actions Needed

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

2015 represents an important moment for gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. It is twenty years since the landmark Beijing Conference on Women and fifteen years since the ground-breaking United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace ...

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Addressing unmet need by expanding access to safe second trimester medical abortion services in Ethiopia, 2010 − 2014

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:21 am

Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates (MMR) in the world (676 per 100 000) [1], to which unsafe abortion contributes significantly [2]. To decrease the MMR, the Ethiopian abortion law was liberalized in 2005 and the Ministry ...

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Good clinical outcomes from a 7-year holistic programme of fistula repair in Guinea

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:19 am

Abstract Objectives Female genital fistula remains a public health concern in developing countries. From January 2007 to September 2013, the Fistula Care project, managed by EngenderHealth in partnership with the Ministry of Health and supported by USAID, integrated fistula repair ...

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