The men’s health gap: men must be included in the global health equity agenda

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

In most parts of the world, health outcomes among boys and men continue to be substantially worse than among girls and women, yet this gender-based disparity in health has received little national, regional or global acknowledgement or attention from health ...

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‘Because I am a man, I should be gentle to my wife and my children’: positive masculinity to stop gender-based violence in a coastal district in Vietnam, Gender & Development, 21:1, 81-96

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

Despite the efforts of the government to promote gender equality in Vietnam, genderbased violence is still a critical issue. This article explores a pilot project, the Responsible Men Club, developed and implemented in a coastal district in Vietnam from 2010 ...

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Share-Net Report Debriefing 20th International AIDS Conference 2014

Posted on August 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm

The convening of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2014 represented a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the Asia Pacific region’s HIV epidemic and the unique responses to it. Gathering in ...

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Reasons for Contraceptive Nonuse among Women Having Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:16 am

Increasing women’s access to modern contraceptive methods alone will not satisfy their unmet need for contraception, according to “Reasons for Contraceptive Nonuse Among Women Having Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries,” a new study by Gilda Sedgh and Rubina ...

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MSMGF New WHO Consolidated Guidelines for Key Populations

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the 2014 Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations. The new guidelines combine and harmonize all previous guidance and recommendations on HIV prevention, care, and treatment that apply to ...

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Toll free mobile communication: overcoming barriers in maternal and neonatal emergencies in Rural Bangladesh

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:05 am

Background Toll free mobile telephone intervention to support mothers in pregnancy and delivery period was tested in one sub district of Bangladesh. Qualitative research was conducted to measure the changes of mobile phone use in increasing communication for maternal and ...

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Advance distribution of misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in South Sudan

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

Objective To determine if high uterotonic coverage can be achieved in South Sudan through a facility- and community-focused postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) prevention program. Methods The program was implemented from October 2012 to March 2013. At health facilities, active management of ...

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Newborn health: Everybody’s business

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

Abstract Despite advances in issue-attention and in evidence of what works to save newborn lives (e.g., kangaroo mother care, antenatal corticosteroids, immediate and exclusive breastfeeding), we are still falling short on impact. To advance the unfinished newborn survival agenda, newborns ...

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Knowledge and use of emergency contraception: A multicountry analysis

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:47 am

Globally, evidence on knowledge and use of emergency contraception from population-based data is limited, though such information would be helpful in increasing access to the method. We examined knowledge and use of emergency contraception in 45 countries using population-based survey ...

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Using mapping of service delivery sites to increase contraceptive availability in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:46 am

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) represents one of the greatest demographic challenges of our time. With a natural increase of 2.8% a year, the Sub- Saharan African country’s population of more than 69 million inhabitants will double by ...

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