Keeping silent about emergency contraceptives in Addis Ababa: a qualitative study among young people, service providers, and key stakeholders

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

Background: The growing popularity of emergency contraceptives (ECs) among urban youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is accompanied by debates on morality and health. This study was situated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and aimed to explore how these debates affect the way ...

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IN MALAWI, 40% OF WOMEN WHO WANT TO AVOID PREGNANCY

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:10 am

More than Half of All Pregnancies Were Unintended in 2013 Despite substantial progress, use of modern family planning is still low in Malawi—resulting in a high level of unintended pregnancy that, in turn, leads to a broad range of negative ...

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The Role of Global-Lev​el Advocacy in Addressing HIV among Key Population​s

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:30 am

The Role of Global-Level Advocacy in Addressing HIV among Key Populations New report details recent global advocacy strategies and outcomes achieved to enhance health and human rights for key populations November 5, 2014 – A new report released today examines ...

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Pregnancy and HIV disease progression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

Objective To assess whether pregnancy accelerates HIV disease progression. Methods Studies comparing progression to HIV-related illness, low CD4 count, AIDS-defining illness, HIV-related death, or any death in HIV-infected pregnant and non-pregnant women were included. Relative risks (RR) for each outcome ...

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Investing in health systems for universal health coverage in Africa

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:23 am

Abstract Background This study focused on the 47 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region. The specific objectives were to prepare a synthesis on the situation of health systems’ components, to analyse the correlation between the interventions ...

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FP2020 Partnership in Progress: 2013–2014

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

Partnership in Progress details accomplishments over the two years since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, including new estimates on the additional number of women and girls using modern contraception, trends in donor funding, triumphs in policy and advances ...

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Advancing the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women beyond 2015

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:18 am

Poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a major impediment to global health and economic development. Many women and girls in resource–poor settings face multiple and unique obstacles to services, including lack of access to health services, fragile health systems, ...

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Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:40 am

In late 2011, under the leadership of UNAIDS and with the support of the Regional Economic Communities (EAC and SADC), the UN initiated a process that aimed to develop and implement a commitment around the needs and rights of young ...

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GLOBAL ACTION WITH LOCAL IMPACT WHY ADVOCACY MATTERS: Advocacy Achievements of the Bridging the Gaps Global Partners

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

November 5, 2014 – A new report released today examines the role of global-level advocacy in addressing HIV among key populations, including people living with HIV (PLHIV), people who inject drugs, sex workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ...

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