The Syrian conflict: a case study of the challenges and acute need for medical humanitarian operations for women and children internally displaced persons

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 10:17 am

Background After 7 years of increasing conflict and violence, the Syrian civil war now constitutes the largest displacement crisis in the world, with more than 6 million people who have been internally displaced. Among this already-vulnerable population group, women and children face ...

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‘That thing of human rights’: discourse, emergency assistance, and sexual violence in South Sudan’s current civil war

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 9:51 am

Abstract One of the most widely covered aspects of the current conflict in South Sudan has been the use sexual violence by rival factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and other armed groups. While this has had the positive effect ...

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Stakeholders’ perspectives on facilitators of and barriers to the utilization of and access to maternal health services in Eritrea: a qualitative study

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 9:33 am

Background Wars affect maternal health services by destroying health systems. Eritrea experienced two wars with neighboring Ethiopia. Despite this, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Eritrea fell by 69% from 1590 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 501 in 2015. This study ...

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Research Blog: Are Dutch maternity care services primitive?

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm

My name is Mohamed (Mahdi) Abdelwahab, a healthcare management specialist from Egypt. During my attendance of the Master of International Health in the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, I grew interest in the health issues related especially to migrants ...

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World Preeclampsia Day

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:51 am

World Preeclampsia Day!  May 22nd, 2018 The UMCUs have an active research portfolio about Pre-eclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the core research areas of Julius Global Health in collaboration with the Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis ...

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Africa’s female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 10:43 am

Africa is building up a glowing reputation as the global leader in female entrepreneurship. Last year, MasterCard released its celebratory Index of Women Entrepreneurs to much fanfare. Uganda and Botswana topped the list, which further pushed the new narrative that women are rising above ...

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‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women Image

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 10:11 am

 For women like Sihem Ben Romdhane, the options used to be fewer. Her husband of 19 years often beat her and she lodged complaints with the police, who told her they would have to jail him. So she would withdraw ...

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New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 9:50 am

Shawn, a young transgender man, was sitting in a public minibus in the Ugandan capital, when an old schoolmate boarded and started loudly calling him by his former female name, astounding other passengers in the conservative east African nation. The ...

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Urban v rural: can cities protect reproductive rights?

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Alone woman scales a brick building, turning to look at a number 8 chained to her ankle, hampering her progress. The animation appeared this month, projected on to Dublin’s Treasury building, and images quickly spread on social media under the ...

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The Economic Imperative of Protecting Women’s Health

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

Despite global improvements in health-care access, many governments in the Asia-Pacific region continue to overlook the importance of sexual and reproductive wellbeing. If the social and economic benefits of universal health coverage are to be realized, the needs of women ...

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