Data Watch: Closing a Persistent Gap in the AIDS Response

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:45 am

A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made ...

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Measuring Success Toolkit: Using Data for Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:40 am

This toolkit provides guidance on how to use data to plan a health program and to measure its success through monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers links to important M&E-related resources. Basic introductions are provided throughout the toolkit, as ...

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Handbook for Religious and Cultural Leaders Engaging Communities to End Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

This publication from FEMNET is part a behaviour change communication tool intended to expand the engagement of men in religious and cultural institutions to reach out to their communities to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation – FGM in Meru and Tharaka. ...

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Men’s Attitudes on Gender Equality and Their Contraceptive Use in Uttar Pradesh India

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:36 am

The Reproductive Health journal recently published an article entitled “Men’s attitudes on gender equality and their contraceptive use in Uttar Pradesh India” by Anurag Mishra et al. The article uses baseline data collected by the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) ...

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Maternal and perinatal health research priorities beyond 2015: an international survey and prioritization exercise

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

Background Maternal mortality has declined by nearly half since 1990, but over a quarter million women still die every year of causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal-health related targets are falling short of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and ...

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Using scorecards to achieve facility improvements for maternal and newborn health

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

Abstract The Government of Sierra Leone launched the Free Health Care Initiative in 2010, which contributed to increased use of facility based maternity services. However, emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) facilities were few and were inadequately equipped to meet ...

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Unintended pregnancies among women living in urban slums: Evidence from a prospective study in Nairobi City, Kenya

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

Background: Despite the significant proportion of young people residing in slum communities, little attention has been paid to the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges they face during their transition to adulthood within this harsh environment. Little is known about ...

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Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers living with HIV and their Households

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:54 am

The report shows that even though policies do not exclude people living with HIV, they face challenges in accessing the existing social protection services, notably a lack of adequate knowledge about the programmes, complicated procedures for accessing programmes, and stigma ...

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SABPP Women’s Report 2014: Work and Women’s Reproductive Health

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:49 am

This Report by the South African Board for People Practices focuses on “Work and Women’s Reproductive Health” with six chapters: 1. Women’s reproductive options: Career- and HR implications Prof Anita Bosch 2. Women’s fertility and work Dr Merwyn Jacobson 3. ...

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Scoping literature/ web review of SRHR networks, policies and practices in Jordan

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

This literature/ web search on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights aims to initiate the process of selecting and identifying a knowledge network or organization in the field of SRHR that can operate as Share-Net Jordan. This search provides insight ...

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