“Women at the Center: Rights-Based Maternity Care and It’s Link to HIV and Family Planning”

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:23 am

“Women at the Center: Rights-Based Maternity Care and It’s Link to HIV and Family Planning“ is an infographic that illustrates how disrespect and abuse faced by women and girls negatively affects their health seeking behaviors, becoming an exit point for services ...

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MEDUSIMS medical simulator postpartum hemorrhage

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:19 am

This path-breaking highly realistic 3D simulator gives healthcare professionals the ability to train on how to deal with cases of PPH. Choosing between two clinical cases, users choose therapeutic actions in close-to-real conditions and in real time to treat appropriately a bleeding parturient. ...

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Supplypromises.org

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:17 am

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition announces its newest tool, a compendium of reproductive health (RH) supplies commitments, hosted on a dedicated website: www.supplypromises.org. The Commitments Compendium provides access to more than 137 commitments referencing RH supplies, from countries as well ...

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Reality Check: A Planning and Advocacy Tool for Strengthening Family Planning Programs, Version 3

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:15 am

Reality Check generates data for evidence-based family planning advocacy and strategic planning by examining the relation between contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) and population to estimate the resources required to achieve a future goal and the potential impact of achieving that ...

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Today and every day, young women need access to safe and legal abortion services.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:14 am

47,000 deaths occur each year as a result of unsafe abortions, with 40% of unsafe abortions occurring in women under 24 years of age. Worldwide, young women under the age of 20 make up 70% of all hospitalisations resulting from ...

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More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

Every year, more than 14 million girls are married before their 18th birthday. Instead of playing and learning, child brides as young as 10 years old are often subjected to a life of isolation, poor health and abuse. Child marriage ...

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Quality of Care in Maternal and Child Health

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

The publication costs for this supplement were funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health. Articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process ...

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Maternal and neonatal tetanus

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

Maternal and neonatal tetanus is still a substantial but preventable cause of mortality in many developing countries. Case fatality from these diseases remains high and treatment is limited by scarcity of resources and effective drug treatments. The Maternal and Neonatal ...

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Mobile clinics for antiretroviral therapy in rural Mozambique

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

Problem Despite seven years of investment from the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the expansion of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related services continues to challenge Mozambique’s health-care infrastructure, especially in the country’s rural regions. Approach In 2012, as part ...

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Audit-identified avoidable factors in maternal and perinatal deaths in low resource settings: a systematic review

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

Abstract Background Audits provide a rational framework for quality improvement by systematically assessing clinical practices against accepted standards with the aim to develop recommendations and interventions that target modifiable deficiencies in care. Most childbirth-associated mortality audits in developing countries are ...

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